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#1 2024-03-08 21:55:11

Rob.Heath
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Registered: 2024-01-29
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V34 Emergency Tiller

Hi
I bought “Pintail” a V34 at the end of last year. Another problem I havd found is that the emergency tiller is missing.

Can anyone throw some light on how I can either buy one or have one fabricated. Also does anyone a photo of an original?

Thanks in advance
Rob

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#2 2024-03-08 23:15:55

Charles_Grossie
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Registered: 2017-08-10
Posts: 157

Re: V34 Emergency Tiller

Hi Rob, on my V34, the emergency tiller is effectively aluminium tube cut and welded making a right-angle. The section that goes over the top of the rudder shaft (passing it through the aft cockpit seat aperture) has a stainless steel bolt that goes through the emergency tiller and rudder shaft which locks in in place. Nothing very complex.
Not sure of I will be up at the boat this weekend, but can take some photos and measurements for you within the next week or so if that's any use?

Thanks.

Charlie.


Victoria 34 Cutter - 'Anitra'

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#3 2024-03-09 00:42:55

Rob.Heath
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Re: V34 Emergency Tiller

To my rescue again Charlie, its much appreciated. Don’t make any special trip but some photos and measurements would be a godsend, thank you. Ive looked high and low online and I can’t find anything.
All the best
Rob

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#4 2024-03-09 16:03:36

Simon_Dewing
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From: Torquay / Texas
Registered: 2022-08-04
Posts: 61

Re: V34 Emergency Tiller

If anyone with a wheel steered V30 has pictures of their emergency tiller, I'd appreciate that too.

Sabbatical came with a thick heavy stainless steel shaft with a tube that fits over the rudder head (secured with a bolt) through a small hatch in the cockpit floor. The top has a taper, thread and keyway (similar to an oversize prop shaft) but the tiller and head fitting are absent. I am looking for a pattern or some idea of the original to copy.

Failing that maybe I can use Charlie's measurements and pictures to fabricate a complete replacement (although something that folds or was in 2 pieces would be easier to stow onboard).

Thx

Simon

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#5 2024-04-07 09:24:28

Charles_Grossie
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Registered: 2017-08-10
Posts: 157

Re: V34 Emergency Tiller

Hi Rob,
I was up at the yacht yesterday and brought home the emergency tiller.
It isn't anything fancy, but does the trick I guess.
The rudder shaft must be 1.25" (I haven't measured it, but just going by the inside diameter of the emergency rudder).
I trust that this helps.
All the best.
Charlie.

The dimensions are included within the following photos.
1712478106_emergency_tiller_1.jpg
1712478124_emergency_tiller_2.jpg


Victoria 34 Cutter - 'Anitra'

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#6 2024-04-07 10:03:56

Rob.Heath
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Registered: 2024-01-29
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Re: V34 Emergency Tiller

Thank you Charlie, the information will be very useful. Im going to get a new one fabricated. Cheers for all your help.

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#7 2024-05-20 01:10:46

Rob.Heath
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Registered: 2024-01-29
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Re: V34 Emergency Tiller

Hi
Emergency tiller fabricated and on board, thanks for your help Charlie.

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#8 2024-05-20 08:43:18

Charles_Grossie
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Registered: 2017-08-10
Posts: 157

Re: V34 Emergency Tiller

Good job Rob!  smile


Victoria 34 Cutter - 'Anitra'

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