A co-worker of mine recently purchased a used Nor'Sea 27 sailboat, and although it's in generally decent shaope, there is a certain amount of fixing up to be done. Here's the first of what will likely be multiple requests for opinions and suggestions. Todays topic: The Tiller.
The tiller is laminated wood (oak, maybe...perhaps ash?) and there are a couple places where the laminations are coming apart, and one spot where the wood has rotted.
Here's the overall view:
And a closer view of the (slightly) delaminated area:
There is a little bit of rot associated with the delamination, but it appears to be minor, and fixable with epoxy injection. Suggestions?
Then there's the bigger rotted "hole" at the other end of the tiller:
And a bit closer view:
And one more look:
We have thought of a few ways to fix this spot, most of which involve scarfing another piece (or pieces) of wood onto the tiller to replace the rotted material.
Here are some very rough sketches ot the two main ideas we've kicked around.
My buddy's not trying to restore it to original condition (if he was, we'd be building a completely new tiller), but he'd like it to look decent when we're done. No baling wire and 2x4s. Any ideas or suggestions?