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    Default Easy Stick Steering, home made

    Easy Stick Steering.

    OK, I had this 1950ís 14 ft Starcraft, and a 25 hp Evinrude electric start. What was I going to do with it?

    Using it alone with tiller, all it would do was stand on the
    Transom. Needs forward controls. Ezy glide stick steering is almost $400.

    Well I decide, to join new and old technology.

    Cable Pulley Steering, and Stick Steering. I am not the first to do this, as I have seen, small crab boats with it.

    It can be done in the center, as I have done. Or on the side.

    You start with an aluminum, mounting/swivel plate attached to the hull. Then thru bolt you stick to the mount. It should move freely. Now you have to build a guide for the stick. Just aluminum stock, with a spacer on each end.

    You will need 6 pulleys, and mounts. Only 4 of these http://www.iboats.com/Steering-Cable...-view_id.38768

    Cable, (Lowes) and the 2 smaller pulleys for the motor connection

    You also need 2 eyebolts, one on motor, one on stick.
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    Default Re: Easy Stick Steering, home made

    more pics.
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    Default Re: Easy Stick Steering, home made

    two thumbs up !
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    Default Re: Easy Stick Steering, home made

    Cool, be great for maneuvering in the shallow's.

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    Default Re: Easy Stick Steering, home made

    yes it is, you can stand there and see the fish beds.
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    Default Re: Easy Stick Steering, home made

    awesome!

    you must take a video of this in action. it just looks too neat. I would personally add a handle bar

    now i am just waiting for the thread when someone takes the idea of the total gym and applies it to a remote steering setup

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    Default Re: Easy Stick Steering, home made

    I like it! Might even try it on my little fiberglass. Thanks for the Idea.

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