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Old 14 September 2008, 09:15   #1
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Tiller extension

Looking to get a tiller extension for my outboard, so I can get my weight further forward when alone in the boat.

Anyone used anything they can recommended?

Thanks Al
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Old 14 September 2008, 09:53   #2
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i have seen and used many tiller extentions but it depends on what make engine that you have, on an old yamaha i used a piece of an alloy sailboat mast which tapered down slightly, even a piece of pvc waste pipe from d.i.y strore split a short way and then a jubilee clip around, ,also seen a few scratch built ones made from glass fibre which slide on the throttle twist grip ,first wrap the twist grip with cling film then cover with resin and glasss matting and just build it up . then use wood or metal tubing for the extension bit and build up on to that for what ever length you need ,because its moulded to the shape of the twist grip it pushes on and fits perfect .just one main concern make shure its strong enough and that it wont slip off if you hit a wave you dont want to lose control.
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some of the extension pipes on vacume cleaners fit on some engines but ask the wife first .some are made with a larger diameter on one end and they taper down to a smller bit that just fits an average hand grip .
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or you can buy a nice alloy one with a proper clamp on end for about 20, some are telescopic for adjustable length ,
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Ian - good tip from what I can see, it seems there is a good Plastimo product for 30

Thanks for other ideas too.

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some of the extension pipes on vacume cleaners fit on some engines but ask the wife first .some are made with a larger diameter on one end and they taper down to a smller bit that just fits an average hand grip .
thats what i use..............i did ask the wife tho,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,came off a old vacume extendable arm,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,going a bit rusty now tho,,,,,,,,,,,,so im gonna have a re think
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Looking to get a tiller extension for my outboard, so I can get my weight further forward when alone in the boat.

Anyone used anything they can recommended?

Thanks Al
This is the cheapest of all if you don't happen to have a vacuum tube nor plan to buy a nice extension: Get yourself a 50 cm (or required lenght) of good plastic tube a bit less in diameter as of the twist grip diam, cut in deep + the lenght of the complete rubber twist grip, insert fully into grip rubber extention, secure tight by means of duct tape, tie raps, etc. Or, move your weight up front and extend your arm to a confortable position, seat in the middle inside of boat towars front with back rested on side tube. Secure your gas tank on bow to beter balance boat.

You could put a life jacket, plastic seat, whatever, under your "back extension" yes, the 3 lettered word for comfort. If you happen to have a front seat attached to boat grab it with your other hand so not to slide down toward transom when at full throttle to plane boat. Find this position to be better water performing that sitting single on one side tube, that will tend to un balance the boat.

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if you are making your own tube up for heavens sake sort something STRONG to cover the open end of the pipe or it will core you like an apple if you get thrown onto it . Especially a metal vacuum cleaner pipe .
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if you are making your own tube up for heavens sake sort something STRONG to cover the open end of the pipe or it will core you like an apple if you get thrown onto it . Especially a metal vacuum cleaner pipe .
Definatly the thing to do ,mine has a cap taped round and over the end
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