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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.


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.


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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