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    Hi all,

    I am about to replace the wooden tiller stock on my mark 1 that has eventually given up the ghost. I have seen ally ones from Hartley, RWO and Seasure to name but three. Has anyone had good / bad recommendations with these or others please ?




    Hi Laurie, I had the same thing happen to me,and I bought an RWO alluminium Rudder Stock from Pinnell and Bax.

    Not cheap, but very good.

    You’ll need a new Tiller and extension to suit the stock,and they’re not cheap either. Can you spot the theme here?

    I’ve been using these for a season and a half and I’m very pleased with them. At some stage I plan to make a new wooden one when I can find some nice wood.

    Hope this helps,Regards Roger.


    Use plywood ! Most wooden rudder stocks break because they are made from planks. These planks break along the grain, often helped by the screws. Plywood is made up of layers of cross grain, this prevents breakage. It took me about an hour to make a new stock from mahogany finished plywood, using nothing more then a power jig-saw, a (battery) power drill and hand tools. Sanding and varnishing it is another story though. Luckily I was able to re-use all the metal parts from the old stock.

    I would classify it as an easy job that even a first timer should be able to accomplish.

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