Paul Farr makes a straightforward hardwood tiller lock for his boat on a swinging mooring

This simple wooden block locks the tiller centrally and stops it swinging around, particularly when on a swinging mooring. An advantage to its simplicity is there’s no need for any additional fixings or brackets. Made from a hardwood offcut, it’s shaped and drilled so as to locate over the two standard tiller stops and retain the lug fixed to the rudder stock: merely place it in position and the tiller is secured. I have seen a few other ways of locking the tiller, but none as straightforward as this. The cost of a piece of hardwood was approximately £3.

Paul Farr

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