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DaveNJ posted 08-26-2002 07:21 AM ET (US)   Profile for DaveNJ   Send Email to DaveNJ  
Are the old plastic steering wheels for the whalers (black or white plastic) with holes down the spokes still available ?
Are they called "Attwood" steering wheels ?

I wanted to restore back to original and I like the look of these older wheels rather than the stainless destroyer type wheel.

thanks,
Dave

flwhaler posted 08-26-2002 07:49 AM ET (US)     Profile for flwhaler  Send Email to flwhaler     
How old is the boat? The 60's era boats used the white plastic. 70's on used stainless steal destroyer style.

michael

Kolbert posted 08-26-2002 09:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for Kolbert  Send Email to Kolbert     
Half way done with a comlete re-do on my 70' Nauset console. Upgrading to a stainless steel wheel. Have the white plastic wheel remaining. Needs a center cap, believe it was chrome and a cleaning/polishing.
jimh posted 08-26-2002 10:41 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
My 1976 15-Sport has a black plastic steering wheel. I don't think the upgrade to stainless steel destroyer wheels came quite that early.

By the way, the cable steering helm unit has a very unusual fitting for attaching the wheel. It looks like a gear tooth. It is definitely not the tapered shaft more common today. I was going to upgrade to a SS style wheel, but I would have had to replace the entire steering system, too.

DeePa posted 08-27-2002 11:47 AM ET (US)     Profile for DeePa  Send Email to DeePa     
My friends 76 15 foot sport whaler came with the stainless steel wheel
whalerron posted 08-27-2002 12:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalerron  Send Email to whalerron     
jimh - my 1969 Minot had a plastic wheel with the cable pulley steering system. The steering shaft was a standard tapered shaft.

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