Homemade tiller handle extention

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stone4140
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Homemade tiller handle extention

Post by stone4140 » 08 Mar 2009, 17:32

For those who can't handle spending $50 on things that are worth it here's a project. I used air compressor fittings and an old speaker stand to make a tiller handle extension. It also required some brass conversion pieces and a piece of pvc conversion piece with a glue end opening and a piece of hose and 2 clamps. All in all I spent $10 cause I had some pieces laying around. This tiller unlike any I have seen online is quick release so when your driving its not in your face. And like the fancy 50 dollar ones its swivels due to a swiveling air fitting. And it can also lock straight if you just unscrew the quick release and screw the handle right on. I am using it on a bow mount but I wish I would have had it when I was transom mounted as well. I think you can see what I did in the pics. I just used JB weld to hold the female fitting inside the "speaker stand. It could also telescope because the stand did but I didn't need it any longer than it is and it added some weight. I would use aluminum next time but it was there and free. I painted it all black that's why the pieces are a bit hard to tell apart.
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Post by Waterwings » 08 Mar 2009, 17:40

Nice work! 8)
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Post by Captain Ahab » 08 Mar 2009, 17:46

I love it - WTG!
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Post by ben2go » 08 Mar 2009, 20:01

This will also work with the late 70's and early 80's Gamefisher outboards.The twist grip on these motors control everything from shut down to wide open.

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Post by Specknreds » 08 Mar 2009, 20:05

Nice work!! Very creative!!

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Post by rcgreat » 08 Mar 2009, 21:41

Genius!!!! I'll have to see if I can do the same on mine.

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Post by bassboy1 » 09 Mar 2009, 16:04

That is the kind of stuff my dad likes. Me, I would rather take a nice pile of brand new aluminum, and spend countless days and dollars fabricating that, as my mind works to "create" and is not so good trying "convert" existing items, but that is a fine demonstration of the way he thinks.

Nice work. I like it.

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Post by redbug » 09 Mar 2009, 17:08

looks great. way to use the stuff you have around to meet your need

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Post by countryboy210 » 09 Mar 2009, 17:19

Great Job !
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Post by BloodStone » 09 Mar 2009, 17:51

WHAT!! NO DUCT TAPE??
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Post by stone4140 » 09 Mar 2009, 20:17

Thanks for the nice comments. I find a great thrill in looking around my garage and Home Depot to use things meant for one application for another. For some reason it seems that things are cheaper when they are not used for there original purpose. Does that make sense? :D Ice out is too close to fabricate anything from scratch right now. I have been thinking about making a couple more streamline ones and seeing if some fishing buddies like them. We'll see. But that speaker stand will probably be the only one in the world to assist in pulling in a big slimed up spring Pike. :lol:

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Post by kfa4303 » 21 Feb 2012, 16:08

Very cool! Here's a little tiller extension I made for my '66 20 hp Johnson. It's just a piece of 1 1/4" thin-walled PVC with a few slits in one end (be sure to drill a small hole at the end of each slice to prevent splitting), and a couple of pipe clamps. It works great! While I can remove it in about 10 seconds if need be, I just leave it on all the time. It makes steering super easy, allows me move forward in the boat to get on plane more quickly and allows me to stand up on my back bench at low speeds to see where I'm going. Best of all it only cost about $2!

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Post by Bigkat650 » 21 Feb 2012, 16:47

kfa4303 wrote:Very cool! Here's a little tiller extension I made for my '66 20 hp Johnson. It's just a piece of 1 1/4" thin-walled PVC with a few slits in one end (be sure to drill a small hole at the end of each slice to prevent splitting), and a couple of pipe clamps. It works great! While I can remove it in about 10 seconds if need be, I just leave it on all the time. It makes steering super easy, allows me move forward in the boat to get on plane more quickly and allows me to stand up on my back bench at low speeds to see where I'm going. Best of all it only cost about $2!

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