Sailing season is back in full swing, and it’s that time again to replace the old, worn out Tiller Universal. Too often I see a race or pleasure cruisers day ruined when a universal joint fails.
Don’t let this happen to you: examine often and replace early!
Tools you will need:
- NEW Universal Replacement
- Punch or Nail
- Drill and properly sized bit
- Heat gun or lighter
- Shrink Wrap (if not included with your new universal)
into it. Try to match a manufacturer’s label on the tiller extension to find the right universal joint replacement.
Every replacement comes with a new receiver (the part on the tiller) so installing a different brand universal only means you have to also switch to the new receiver.
installed has a square, boxy cover. Worry not, I simply back out the two screws and replace it with the new receiver to match.