Downeast steering wheels

Bill

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Looking for pics of wheels and where to get them thanks
 

Lion's Paw

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He's right. Those spoke handles will poke you and they can leave a mark!
Best one I ever had was a vetus wheel that was a standard destroyer style but had a plastic pad moulded on the rim and down the spokes a bit. No cold hands and never slipped even with slimy fish goo on your hands.
 

Dano62

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Yeah, that was my line of thinking. I've had one of the handles grab the pocket on my hooded sweatshirt a few times when I've been turning (not a problem with my oilskins on). The cleanliness factor is also a big one for me.
 

Brainey

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Destroyer wheel for me too, although the other style looks cool...

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He's right. Those spoke handles will poke you and they can leave a mark!
Best one I ever had was a vetus wheel that was a standard destroyer style but had a plastic pad moulded on the rim and down the spokes a bit. No cold hands and never slipped even with slimy fish goo on your hands.

yep. It's on that same page in the Hamilton's catalogue, down the bottom on the left
 

Brainey

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Not sure if its starboard but it is some sort of plastic - not my install but I like it.
 

CaptainDisko

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Rampage, would you mind posting a pic of the bench to starboard of your helm? I'd love to see how that piece works in that space. Thanks.
 

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What about the destroyer wheel with the suicide knob? It could get caught on slickers and or a pocket I suppose.

A suicide knob on my BHM would be just that. She's got power steering.
 

RAMPAGE88

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I don't have any pics now,but will try to get some for you. I'ts a swing away seat post from P&E anchor hatches. It mounts to the bulkhead. For my close, inshore trips it usually stays just like it is with the leaning post pad on, quite comfortable with it 90 degrees off the bulkhead, you can also swing it out & rotate the pad 90 degrees & use it as a fwd facing leaning post. On longer trips I pop the pad off & put on a pompanette helm chair. Works great & tucks neatly out of the way. If you search some of my older posts on here there may be some pics that show it. Hope the explanation isn't too confusing......
 
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