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    I recently rented a Grady White and I loved the chrome/stainless steering wheel. I want to get something like this for my 195.

    Any thoughts on what to keep in mind when replacing this part? I don't know the steering shaft width, etc. Could I get away with a 15" wheel?

    Thanks

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    swiftcruiser wrote:
    I recently rented a Grady White and I loved the chrome/stainless steering wheel. I want to get something like this for my 195.

    Any thoughts on what to keep in mind when replacing this part? I don't know the steering shaft width, etc. Could I get away with a 15" wheel?

    Thanks
    I took the small plastic wheel off my boat and put a stainless steel "destroyer" wheel on instead. Mine was 15" but I'm pretty sure they come in 12" too. Here is mine.



    A boat wheel is a standard connection, a tapered shaft with the wheel held on by a big nut. Take off the cap, loosen the nut but don't remove it. Leave a couple threads engaged. THIS IS IMPORTANT. Now sit down and pull. You may need to wiggle it as you're pulling. It will break loose all at once, and come up against the nut. Remove the nut and take the wheel off.

    If you remove the nut completely then pull the wheel off and break your nose, I accept no responsibility!!
    Mike P
    The Bahamas
    Formerly Vancouver BC, Bermuda and The Grenadine Islands.

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      #3
      And don't forget the keyway. A little piece of metal that goes in a slot on the shaft. Easy for it to fall on the floor, out of sight, out of mind. No matter how much you snug up the nut, it WILL come loose. Don't ask how I know...:hammer
      Jeff & Tara
      (And Ginger too)
      Lake Havasu City, AZ

      2000 Bayliner 3388
      "GetAway"
      Cummins 4bta 250s

      In memory of Shadow, the best boat dog ever. Rest in peace, girl. July 2, 2010

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        #4
        I would suggest staying close to the same diameter as your OEM wheel, unless, you have power steering.
        Rick
        2002, 3788

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          #5
          Stratocaster wrote:


          If you remove the nut completely then pull the wheel off and break your nose, I accept no responsibility!!
          I know......dont ask me details....lol

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            #6
            I don't recall ever owning a boat that did not have one, or that I did not install one in. I'd not leave the dock without one!

            Attached files [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/650739=24344-Bounty heading to Puffin Aug 2010.jpg[/img]
            Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
            2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
            Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
            Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
            Kohler 4 CZ Gen Set

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