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Offline Leonardo

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tiller strap pattern
« on: February 05, 2018, 06:28:26 PM »
The tiller I got with my boat is nice but the tiller straps are....garbage.  I know they are not to the original design if at all any seaworthy design.  Does any one have  good photo of how the straps should look like or a pattern for the straps?    If anyone would please send me a cell phone photo of their tiller strap it would help.  My cell is 240-876-9194  Thanks, L

Offline brackish

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Re: tiller strap pattern
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2018, 07:00:39 PM »
Well I hope someone responds.  It will help increase my knowledge base.  In fifty years of sailing I've never heard of a tiller strap.  Post a pic of what you have and don't like so I can understand what you mean.  Maybe it is a terminology issue.

Offline Salty19

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Re: tiller strap pattern
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2018, 08:54:06 PM »
I think the straps are the two metal tang pieces that connect tiller to the upper casting.   I don't know the CP16 dimensions of this piece--on our 19 the part is about 1/4" thick and width is about 1/2 less than the aft tiller height. Very strong for what it is, but after you sail some rough quartering seas you can tell why the part is so thick!

If this isn't what you're talking about, well, I have no idea either...
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Offline carry-on

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Re: tiller strap pattern
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2018, 06:16:49 AM »
Maybe this picture will help. There are two metal plates connecting the tiller to the rudder head. I do not see these parts listed in the CP-16 parts list.
If you call Hutchins in Clearwater (727-443-4408) Matt, the parts manager, will likely be able to help.
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Re: tiller strap pattern
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2018, 07:36:43 AM »
Tiller straps attach the tiller to the rudder head. The ones on my boat are made from aluminum angle and not what I want to use, they look like scrap metal.  The photo helps, Thanks!

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Re: tiller strap pattern
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2018, 07:56:28 AM »
Got it.  I've always known them as yoke plates, however, Compac does call them tiller straps.  $12.50 each on the CP16 parts list.

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Re: tiller strap pattern
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2018, 10:41:33 AM »
I have some off a 23 I can sell you cheap, they appear to be the same as the ones on my 16
1981 Compac 16

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Re: tiller strap pattern
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2018, 08:21:42 PM »
Already ordered......but thanks anyway!

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Re: tiller strap pattern
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2018, 07:39:12 PM »
I just got an email about the straps I ordered.......back order!  Great!  Cancelled order.  I just messaged Yamaha33410 to see if I can buy his used ones.  Fingers are crossed!

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Re: tiller strap pattern
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2018, 08:13:59 AM »
Hey Leonardo:
If the deal with Yamaha doesn't work out let know.
I think that I have a set from a C-16 and I will try to find them again.
regards charlie

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Re: tiller strap pattern
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2018, 03:30:46 PM »
No answer from Yamaha, just ordered from Matt at Hutchins.

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Re: tiller strap pattern
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2018, 05:59:31 PM »
Hey Leonardo:  Your note touched off a in-depth search of my spare parts.  I did not find the straps in the likely places I did find the gudgeons.  I will check out the boat. If I find them I will let you know asap.
regards charlie

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Re: tiller strap pattern
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2018, 09:37:27 AM »
i sent you a pm, sorry was my birthday weekend, if you need them let me know!

they are off a 23 but i'll match them to my 16 first if you want them just to make sure they are legit, they all look the same visually to me
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Re: tiller strap pattern
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2018, 11:22:21 AM »
Hey Leonardo, sorry no joy here.  I apologize, I should have found them before I mentioned anything.  Unfortunately they will probably turn up where I least expect them.
regards charlie