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Dave Croft

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Carbon for tiller
« on: March 17, 2016, 02:28:23 PM »
I'm looking to make a rudder stock / tiller assembly, I'm thinking of using carbon tube for the tiller but I've never bought any before so, what spec should it be and who might supply it? I'm also wondering if something like a broken spinnaker pole or similar might work (I suspect it won't be strong enough). Any suggestions / advice would be welcome.


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johnk

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Re: Carbon for tiller
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2016, 05:39:15 PM »
The search function on this site gives some comments if you search for "carbon tube".

grazz

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Re: Carbon for tiller
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2016, 09:09:50 PM »
Dave,


I've made a few rudder stocks. I've always used carbon tube from Woolmer Forest Composites (now Carbon Fibre Profiles). The 30mm outer diameter, 27 inner diameter tube has served me well for the job (no breakage yet...)


https://www.carbonfibreprofiles.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=2_54&zenid=g79rrqsvqdr60fufbrqq3lbnb2


Happy building


Graham

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Re: Carbon for tiller
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2016, 12:10:46 PM »
Thanks for the advice Graham. Interestingly Carbon Profiles were by far the cheaper except for the 17 carriage!! (fortunately my daughter is passing by their place this afternoon)  :)


 

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