[Public-List] Tiller end fittings question - part 2

Daniel Sternglass dans at stmktg.com
Tue Nov 11 11:42:22 PST 2008

Re: [Public-List] Tiller end fittings question
George Dinwiddie <gdinwiddie at alberg30.org>
Mon, 10 Nov 2008 16:35:03 -0500

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Daniel Sternglass wrote:

> Hi all,
> It's been a long time since I've posted to this list.... After several 
> repairs including some machining and wedging brass washers into the 
> tiller end fitting, I think it's time for me to replace the tiller end 
> "H" fitting and probably the fitting atop the rudder post...

Thanks for the info...

My boat is a 1966. The Edson rudder post cap part looks similar, but I 
see 2 problems:

1. On my boat, the large capscrew (and the mating hole in the 
rudderpost) runs fore-and-aft; the illustration shows that capscrew 
2. I have no keyway in my rudder post, rather two 1/4" allen head set 

I *might* be able to drill and tap the new rudder post head fitting, but 
it appears to have a boss where the load-bearing side-to-side capscrew 
goes, so it might not be strong enough. Likely I could drill and tap for 
the set screws if I can solve the load bearing capscrew problem.

Is what I have typical of the older boats? If so, is there a known 
solution for this? I certainly don't want to re-work or replace the 
rudder post.


--Dan S.

Dan, I researched a lot when I replaced mine, and found nothing better 
than the original Edson.  See 

 - George

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