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Jordi posted 01-10-2007 07:19 AM ET (US)   Profile for Jordi   Send Email to Jordi  
I recently changed the 15.5 SS five spoke BW steering wheel for the 15.5 SS Schmitt Evolution Steering Wheels. This is the steering wheel that comes standard on the Outrage 240. I found the knob helpful when docking and having to make rapid turns to position the boat. The steering grip also felt more comfortable.
Scott Grey posted 01-11-2007 11:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for Scott Grey  Send Email to Scott Grey     
I just put one on my 190 outrage, but i used the 13.5 evolution which is a little smaller. I like the 13.5 it doesn't take as much room and is still very easy to steer.
and the knob alone is worth the money for loading/docking.
But i did have to buy the 12X 1.75 or 1/2" threaded nut to fit my steering shaft.
Jordi posted 01-11-2007 01:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jordi  Send Email to Jordi     
I found out afterwards that you can get the 15.5 SS Evolution steering wheel with nut from BW with the engraved "Boston Whaler" script for $195. An excellent addition for those considering the change. My old steering wheel was difficult to clean at the spoke junction, a problem solved with the new steering wheel.
Scott Grey posted 01-11-2007 04:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for Scott Grey  Send Email to Scott Grey     
Having the BW center nut would be nice. I'm not sure why they dont offer that wheel from the factory, its the only outrage without. That was the first thing i did when i got the boat home before i even put it in the water. I got the 13.5 instead of the 15.5 just because i thought it looked more proportional. The 15.5 would probably be easier to steer but with hydaulic steering i don't feel its a problem.
either way it makes a big difference having it.
Livingwater posted 01-17-2007 01:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for Livingwater  Send Email to Livingwater     
Schmitt Boat steering wheels manufactured to provide flawless control, allowing you to back-down into any slip like a pro. Manufactured of cast 316 Stainless Steel Spokes and Hub to provide a lifetime of service.

Please explain how this wheel differs from the stock steering wheel for better handling with the exception to the "suicide knob"

highanddry posted 01-17-2007 02:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for highanddry  Send Email to highanddry     
I like the wheel the boat has, it looks correct and it functions wondefully.
Jordi posted 01-17-2007 04:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jordi  Send Email to Jordi     
The steering grip (diameter of tube) is larger so it "feels" more comfortable than the original steering wheel. Some will like it some will not....the suicide knob makes docking a lot easier...again....not for everyone. Like Highanddry stated "it looks correct and it functions wondefully"...these are only observations/opinions. To each his own....
Livingwater posted 01-28-2007 02:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for Livingwater  Send Email to Livingwater     
I seen the steering wheel on a 210 Outrage at the Hartford,CT boat show today.

I want one

Will definately be changing my spoke wheel for this style before spring arrives. õ¿õ

Scott Grey posted 01-29-2007 10:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for Scott Grey  Send Email to Scott Grey     
I think you will be quite pleased. My original wheel hangs on the peg board in my garage. Knowing now what i didn't know then, I would buy the one from whaler for a few dollars more and get the whaler center cap.
Livingwater posted 01-31-2007 01:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for Livingwater  Send Email to Livingwater     
I'm planning to purchase one through my Whaler dealer. I nevered cared much for the spoke wheel

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