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Outrage/Nantucket 190 steering wheel
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posted 01-10-2007 07:19 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 01-11-2007 11:20 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 01-11-2007 01:01 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 01-11-2007 04:17 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 01-17-2007 01:32 PM ET (US)
Please explain how this wheel differs from the stock steering wheel for better handling with the exception to the "suicide knob"
posted 01-17-2007 02:19 PM ET (US)
I like the wheel the boat has, it looks correct and it functions wondefully.
posted 01-17-2007 04:25 PM ET (US)
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....
posted 01-28-2007 02:54 PM ET (US)
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
posted 01-29-2007 10:58 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 01-31-2007 01:05 PM ET (US)
I'm planning to purchase one through my Whaler dealer. I nevered cared much for the spoke wheel
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