View Full Version : cheap remote steering for small tiller aluminum

06-12-2005, 08:33 AM
Hi guys,
* *This is my first time at pics but wanted to show you how I added cheap steering on our 14ft Klamath with tiller outboard. *Dad sits in the stern and I sit on middle seat. *Sometimes he's playing a koke and the boat starts swinging against him and its hard for me to get to the tiller to adjust. *So I got the flywheel, shaft, and bearings out of an old swamp cooler and mounted them as shown. *I paid $16 for 5" pulley to mount on shaft plus about $20 for 3 small double and one larger single pulleys for steering line. *I bought about a 5" L bracket and mounted on outboard. *I already had 2 turnbuckles to attach to steering bracket. *I had some 1/4 " solid core nylon rope to use as steering line but plastic covered cable would have no stretch. *The turnbuckles took the stretch out of the nylon and the system works very well. *I taped a piece of old garden hose to the outer edge of the flywheel and then wrapped the whole thing with bicycle handlebar tape. *Now when dad hooks up, raises his ball, and the boat starts to swing I can easily keep him angled in the right direction. (I can see from the preview of this post that I'll have to put my last 2 pictures in another post.) *http://momentoffame.com/photopost/data/535/100_0359.JPG http://momentoffame.com/photopost/data/535/100_0368.JPG http://momentoffame.com/photopost/data/535/100_0363.JPG

06-12-2005, 08:44 AM
Very clever ;), keep the pics coming.

06-12-2005, 09:47 AM
OSHA would never approve, but it looks like a great job to me! * ;D

06-12-2005, 06:59 PM
ya you did a great job...looks like your boat is set up well....

06-12-2005, 09:50 PM
Very creative. Job well done! 8)

06-14-2005, 09:24 AM
Fuzz, probably steers better than my boat! Very inventive. I like that. 2Shakes ;D ;D 8)

06-14-2005, 10:02 AM
Obviously an engineer....but the pillow blocks have their oilers draining......use grease?...with a mini grease gun?

You may be able to replace the oilers with zerks, if they're not pressed in.

Very clever ;) Either you have a farming background or you know "Red Green"... ;D ;D

08-03-2005, 08:07 AM
Either you have a farming background or you know "Red Green"... ;D ;D

Didn't you say the same thing about my downriggers
::) ;D ;D?

08-04-2005, 12:09 PM
Fuzz, very ingenious! Just keep fingers away from those pulleys.

09-25-2005, 10:13 AM
fuzz? I know this is old but I sent you a pm.

09-26-2005, 03:46 PM
You are a genious! I've owned a half a dozen Klamath boats, and have done a lot of modifying, and you make me proud! I have never been that clever. It looks great!