Steering wheel replacement

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Jane
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Steering wheel replacement

Post by Jane » Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:02 pm

Anybody know of a source for a 6-spoke steering wheel for a 26X? I'd like one about the same diameter as the stock 5-spoke wheel.

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Max Entropy
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Re: Steering wheel replacement

Post by Max Entropy » Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:34 am

Jane wrote:Anybody know of a source for a 6-spoke steering wheel for a 26X? I'd like one about the same diameter as the stock 5-spoke wheel.
eBay, for example:
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Seadog-15-Stainl ... mtr&_uhb=1

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Re: Steering wheel replacement

Post by Jane » Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:55 pm

Thanks Max E. I didn't see specs on the link. Wondering about this. Looks like I need a 3/4" tapered shaft, but I don't know the angle of taper on the X (10 degrees maybe?).

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Max Entropy
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Re: Steering wheel replacement

Post by Max Entropy » Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:55 am

Jane wrote:Thanks Max E. I didn't see specs on the link. Wondering about this. Looks like I need a 3/4" tapered shaft, but I don't know the angle of taper on the X (10 degrees maybe?).
These things are pretty standard; I've replaced a few in my time. For alternative diameters or more selection just search including terms like 'destroyer wheel', 'boat steering wheel' '6 spoke', 'six spoke', 'tapered', etc. For example, using ebay logic, the search term ('destroyer wheel', 'steering wheel') boat ('6 spoke', 'six spoke') produces the following result:

http://tinyurl.com/lpua5l2

You can always ask the seller a question, such as the degree of the dish.

- Nick

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Re: Steering wheel replacement

Post by capncarp » Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:12 pm

Westmarine used to handle them. They are just a powerboat 15" 10 degree wheel. I put the 18" ,10 degree helm on my 99. Best mod I ever did. 1: now you have a sailboat helm 2: handling is much easier.
capncarp,

99 :macx:

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