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jwgreene74 posted 04-09-2004 09:44 AM ET (US)   Profile for jwgreene74   Send Email to jwgreene74  
I have searched the internet high and low for custom steering wheels and can't find anything but the Edson pro series and a few comparable ones by Schmitt. Does anyone know where to find the Palm Beach style, single-spoke wheels that are common on Rybovich, Buddy Davis, Jarret Bay, etc. sportfishing boats?
Bigshot posted 04-12-2004 12:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Oh yeah... I run the knockoffs on both my rides.

You can get them E-Bay for about $110. Go2 has real Schmitt's for about $170

chadwimc posted 04-12-2004 05:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for chadwimc    
Am I missing something regarding steering wheels? I'm going to use a Jaguar(the car) steering wheel on my 13' Whaler when I'm ready to put the old girl back in service. If you're "customizing" a steering wheel , why not just go to the junk yard and browse? All I need is a sleeve to get the Jag to fit the old system. I'm sure I can adapt it to a Teleflex. Just think of the envious looks you'll get at the marina with a Peterbuilt or Ford steering wheel...
kglinz posted 04-12-2004 08:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for kglinz  Send Email to kglinz     
That "Jag" wheel should be cool. While you're at it why not get the hood ornament and attach it to the bow with duct tape.
chadwimc posted 04-13-2004 04:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for chadwimc    
I'm thinking I need something to replace that little anchor rope thingy in the front. I'll check and see if the jaguar fits :^)
Can a Boston Whaler become a rat racer hotrod???
jimh posted 04-13-2004 08:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
I don't understand the reference to "single-spoke wheel", nor does a link to a three-spoke wheel help me comprehend.

Are there really steering wheels with a single spoke?

jwgreene74 posted 04-14-2004 08:49 AM ET (US)     Profile for jwgreene74  Send Email to jwgreene74     

Here's a link to Paul Scopinich's website. If you are not familiar with him, he builds custom express boats, fighting chairs, stepboxes, etc. Click "accessories" and you can get a glimpse at his single-spoke wheel. It is a thing of beauty, but I'm afraid to know the cost of it.

jimh posted 04-14-2004 09:02 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Following that link above led me to a two-spoke steering wheel (that probably cost more than good used 13-foot Whaler!).
jwgreene74 posted 04-14-2004 11:52 AM ET (US)     Profile for jwgreene74  Send Email to jwgreene74     
I guess it is technically a two-spoke wheel, but having the wide spoke that spans across the center and steering shaft area gives the "illusion" of a single-spoke. That mirrored finish can't be cheap, but gosh - what an accent for any boat.

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