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makrebs posted 05-05-2002 07:02 PM ET (US)   Profile for makrebs   Send Email to makrebs  
I have an old Attwood steering wheel on my 1973 13 ft. whaler that I want to replace with a stainless wheel. I removed the cover and nut, but I can't figure out the doesn't seem to have the stanard type of shaft. Can anyone give me some advice
browning20ga posted 05-06-2002 02:02 AM ET (US)     Profile for browning20ga  Send Email to browning20ga     
Welcome aboard. Sorry I'm not familiar with the Attwood steering.
Highwater posted 06-01-2002 10:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for Highwater    
My 1972 Sourpuss 13' also has plastic Attwood wheel with the pulley/cable steering. It is my understanding that you cannot use today's stainless steel wheels that are designed for teleflex or hydralic steering with the old pulley/cable system. I believe that if you want to switch to a stainless steel steering wheel, you will need to switch to the teleflex or hydralic system, both of which have several advantages over the old system. The main advantage is safety--if that cable breaks, the boat will make a hard right turn, possibly throwing you out of the boat in the process. I plan to switch over to one of the new systems ASAP.
whalernut posted 06-01-2002 11:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
I have a 73` `16 Currituck, and mine has the plastic Atwood steering wheel also, but has the Teleflex system that is factory. I wonder when they changed that on the `13s and `16s?? I am going to pop the cap off of my steering wheel to see if I can fit a stainless wheel on mine. Jack.
Lil Ernie posted 06-02-2002 05:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for Lil Ernie  Send Email to Lil Ernie     
Jack, why would you want to replace your sterring wheel? Doesn't yours work? How do you get where your'e going if it doesn't work? Do you crash into stuff? Do you have to walk home> If my stereeng weel did'nt work I would row.

Red eyes in morning,Depends at nite,
your pal, Lil Ernie

whalernut posted 06-02-2002 07:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Ah what??? I was just contiplating a Stainless Steel wheel in a little larger diameter?? I guess I just don`t understand your humer, but then some things just go over my head even at 32!! Jack.

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