View Full Version : Rudder control nomenclature
05-26-2006, 07:19 PM
I've bilt a "steering stick" for my 13' 6" sharpie. The tiller was too long to use in the stern sheets and too short to use from mid ships. Had decided that a hiking stick was in order but it didn't solve the stern sheet problem. A arm aboout 15" long off of the rudder head thwartships on the starboard side with a stick on a swivel going forward to the midship seat solved the problem. The prototype was quick and dirty but worked well enough that I'm building proper pieces. My question is what are the correct names for the arm and stick? I've seen this rig particularly on boats of norse lineage and am assuming the parts are named.
05-26-2006, 08:25 PM
Me, I call it a pushmepullyou, but doubtless someone can give you a more proper name.
05-26-2006, 09:05 PM
Until one becomes accustomed to it also known as "oopsgotheotherway"
05-26-2006, 10:57 PM
"push-pull tiller" is what we calls 'em out heah, but no idea what the proper nautical nomenclature is.
05-27-2006, 05:41 PM
I always called it Axe Handle steering.
05-27-2006, 07:40 PM
In Tahiti the locals call it a "Poosy-Tiri". The Russians just call it a
Frank E. Price
06-01-2006, 05:24 PM
I reckon if there were any Norwegians checking this out they would straighten out your nomenclature toute suite. From the pix I've seen of Norske boats, it looks like they use that rig a lot.
06-02-2006, 05:12 PM
Thanks Norseman! Styre it will be. Even though it is still a "stick" the Norse flavor goes good on a 100 year old design boat. My best guess resulted in a Tunge just slightly under 1/3 (15")of beam (48") so it is authentic as well.
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