How to Add Coachwhipping to Your Tiller Handle

Want to add a decorative grip to the handle of your tiller? It’s not hard to do in a couple of hours and almost free with a few scraps of canvas and/or cord you may have lying around. Coachwhipping is one of those little touches you can add to your sailboat to give it a more…

How to Install a Tiller Lock

When we purchased Summer Dream, the only tiller control accessory she had was a contraption made with two pieces of shock cord joined in the middle with two wooden beads that formed an eye. It had hooks on the ends that could be attached to the pushpit stanchions. When the tiller handle is in the eye,…

How to Replace Worn Tiller Bushings

While I was doing my How To Repair and Restore a Rudder project, I noticed that the tiller bushings were worn and loose. At the time, I hoped they would last the season until I figured out how best to replace them. That was wishful thinking. While putting Summer Dance in the water for our last cruise, one…