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  • Tiller question

    Hey there. I finally pulled the tiller arm today. I'll clean it up tomorrow and post pics for advise on keeping or replacing.
    But the question I have is about the bolts that were originally used. The one drilled and tapped between the rudder shaft and tiller arm is stainless. The bolt which pinches the end of the tiller arm around the rudder shaft looked brass or bronze. It broke.
    There was another 5/16 brass thru the tiller arm side.
    it was already broken, drilled it out. Thru the collar (under the tiller arm) was a steel, square head which also had to be drilled out.
    The question is..is it ok to replace them all with stainless fasteners? Or , should I be using something else? Click image for larger version

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  • #2
    Stainless is ok. The shaft is stainless and the whole assembly should be wired to the bonding circuit. My bolts that hold the stuffing box are stainless, the key is bronze, the tighting bolt stainless and bolt through the collar and shaft is s/s.
    Atlantic City, NJ
    1982 Cuddy, Rebuilt 351 .060 rings, Edelbrock carb

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    • #3
      As Skip says and a bonding wire around a mounting bolt should cover everything.
      1988 26' cuddy
      1975 20' open
      16' Sandpiper
      14' Certified Fiberglass

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      • #4
        Thanks, and yes there is a bonding wire in place.

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          Ok, here's the tiller arm.
          What's the consensus?
          Reuse or replace?
          Jerry, you have new ones?
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          Last edited by Boatsparky; 07-13-2020, 12:10 PM.

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          • #6
            If me, I'd replace. It looks like you could reuse it but I won't trust it much.
            Atlantic City, NJ
            1982 Cuddy, Rebuilt 351 .060 rings, Edelbrock carb

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            • #7
              Mine had looked similar. We sandblasted and painted came out good.
              Mark
              1990 26’ open 351W Indmar
              1987 30’ Blackwatch twin 351W Crusaders (sold)

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              • #8
                Dont even have to paint it

                https://www.generalpropeller.com/buc...rms/10TA10X700

                This is what I use for dissimilar metals. Works great. Better than never seize


                https://www.amazon.com/Burndy-P8A-Ox.../dp/B008KLX2RY

                Last edited by Pedlyr; 07-13-2020, 06:33 PM.
                '78 20ft Cuddy
                Mercruiser 350 FWC preVortec w/Carb

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                • #9
                  There ya go. Can't beat that. New bronze.
                  1988 26' cuddy
                  1975 20' open
                  16' Sandpiper
                  14' Certified Fiberglass

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                  • #10
                    Don't over tighten it because it will ruin your day.
                    1980 pilot house 351
                    1988 260 predator 408

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                    • #11
                      Ol' Penetrox....been using it for 45 years in electrical work. Never even thought about using it in this application.

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                      • #12
                        Thank you gentlemen !!

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                        • #13
                          Hi Ship. My rudder shaft appears to be brass or bronze and is 1 3/16 diameter. Is that unusual?

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                          • #14
                            Up to now, all I have heard of were 1" but I always run across new stuff. Ask Jerry, he has a 26
                            Atlantic City, NJ
                            1982 Cuddy, Rebuilt 351 .060 rings, Edelbrock carb

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                            • #15
                              Probably 1 1/4 same as shaft. Standard.
                              1988 26' cuddy
                              1975 20' open
                              16' Sandpiper
                              14' Certified Fiberglass

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