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cinco de whaler posted 07-23-2001 09:32 PM ET (US)   Profile for cinco de whaler   Send Email to cinco de whaler  
I just purchased a 1980 22' Outrage and the steering wheel is parallel to the flat top of the console. I would like for it to have more of an angle. Any economical suggestions?
Dick posted 07-23-2001 11:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
The steering is probably Teleflex. They offer several different wedges (bezels) to accomplish this. You could also change to a tilt helm, much like you probably have in your vehicle, from Teleflex.
LarrySherman posted 07-23-2001 11:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for LarrySherman  Send Email to LarrySherman     
Dick is right on the money. Just did it. Bought a 20 degree tilt wedge, and made teak base for the whole affair. Check the age of your system: if its a Sy-Ten, then you should replace the whole thing.


jimh posted 07-23-2001 11:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
I, for one, like steering with the axis of the steering wheel near vertical. Is that how your wheel is now?
Whaletosh posted 07-24-2001 01:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for Whaletosh    
I would seriuosly consider a Telefex tilt steering unit. This is standard on my Dauntless 14 and I thought it was just a gimmick. But, as it turns out I love having it. The steering wheel can be tilted up when I use the seat back a leaning post or dwn when I am just cruising along. Plus it is very handy to be able to tilt it up and give more clearance around the console when needed.


Tom W Clark posted 07-24-2001 01:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
cinco de whaler,

If your helm is the old Teleflex "Big-T" helm, and is made up of two wedge shaped (in cross section) bezels, you can reverse the top piece so the two of them are canting in the same direction instead of canceling each other out. This will give your wheel a 20 tilt.

cinco de whaler posted 07-24-2001 06:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for cinco de whaler  Send Email to cinco de whaler     
jimh, My steering wheel is horizontal and is very difficult to stear while using the leaning post.

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