You given thought to using an old reel crank (like off a 130) instead of the wheel ?
Ive got a few hanging around off my Tiagra 130s, they have the older gold handle.
You can have one if you want.
43 Tiara Open DDEC, GradyWhite 226, 18 Donzi Classic, 15 Boston Whaler Sport ETec 60
When you guys mount a wheel on the transom like that do you rig it to be in concert with the helm wheel or opposite so the wheel steers in the right direction when standing on the stern facing backwards and the boat is in reverse?
I did it to mimic the fwd station. I understand what you are saying, i actually tried it that way first, but the capillano helms didnt seem to like it. So i put it the same. My feeling is really that either way, you will quickly get used to it