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    Destroyer Wheel Fitting-gctid378441

    Im annoyed...

    I dont care for the "sport" wheel at the helm, and wanted to switch to destroyer type wheel. I ofund one at a swap meet and thought I scored. Pulled the old wheel off, and the shaft is tapered with a keyway, and NOT SPLINED!!! Everything else is splined! the destroyer wheel I bought is SPLINED!

    Where can i get a destroyer type wheel that is tapered with a key way rather than splined? I haven't seen one.

    Man I'm annoyed with this....

    #2
    I have never seen a splined destroyer wheel. When I was shopping for one, everything was 3/4" taper.

    West Marine has tapered shaft wheels.
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      #3
      Stratocaster wrote:
      I have never seen a splined destroyer wheel. When I was shopping for one, everything was 3/4" taper.

      West Marine has tapered shaft wheels.
      You found a wheel none else could use, a good deal is only a good deal if you positivly know what is what you need: Put it on ebay! Buy what you know what you need, not what you want.
      Pat says: DO-IT-RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!

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        #4
        I had it all backwards. That's why all the cheap used ones I see are splined!

        Dang. $20 down the tubes.

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          #5
          If you're handy with a die grinder, you could open the taper up and add a keyway with a bastard file.
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          iBoatNW

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            #6
            SomeSailor wrote:
            If you're handy with a die grinder, you could open the taper up and add a keyway with a bastard file.
            Buy what you need, a die grinder is not a reamer! Only a chisel and hammer. POOR SOLITION. You know better than this!
            Pat says: DO-IT-RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!

            Bayliner 3870 "ALASKA33)
            Twin 350 GM power
            Located in Seward, AK
            Retired marine surveyor

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              #7
              I have a destroyer wheel ill make you a deal on Ii dont need it. It is a bayliner factory wheel. PM me if you want it.
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                #8
                yachtman wrote:
                I have a destroyer wheel ill make you a deal on Ii dont need it. It is a bayliner factory wheel. PM me if you want it.
                Check your taper on the shaft, if it works, go for this one.
                Pat says: DO-IT-RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!

                Bayliner 3870 "ALASKA33)
                Twin 350 GM power
                Located in Seward, AK
                Retired marine surveyor

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                  #9
                  boatworkfl wrote:
                  Buy what you need, a die grinder is not a reamer! Only a chisel and hammer. POOR SOLITION. You know better than this!
                  with your attitude sir, we would still be British subjects. You have no Yankee ingenuity.

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                    #10
                    boatommy wrote:
                    with your attitude sir, we would still be British subjects. You have no Yankee ingenuity.
                    Actually my mechanical ability to improvise is very strong, a die grinder will not ever be able to do what a tapered reamer can do, so: What brought this about?

                    Your tone sounds a lot like old time bitterish, just wondering?

                    Where is your solution?

                    My spelling is not great, as I really do not care about it, and my finger bones are telling me this, just in case that is an issue too!
                    Pat says: DO-IT-RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!

                    Bayliner 3870 "ALASKA33)
                    Twin 350 GM power
                    Located in Seward, AK
                    Retired marine surveyor

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                      #11
                      boatworkfl wrote:
                      Actually my mechanical ability to improvise is very strong, a die grinder will not ever be able to do what a tapered reamer can do, so: What brought this about?

                      Your tone sounds a lot like old time bitterish, just wondering?

                      Where is your solution?

                      My spelling is not great, as I really do not care about it, and my finger bones are telling me this, just in case that is an issue too!
                      I think you should just throw it away then and write it off to your lack of technical inclination.

                      As far as buying the right tool... I'd just put it in my CNC mill and write a few lines of code. But I still bet I could do it by hand.
                      Custom CNC Design And Dash Panels

                      iBoatNW

                      1980 CHB Europa 42 Trawler- "Honey Badger"

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                        #12
                        Stratocaster wrote:
                        I have never seen a splined destroyer wheel. When I was shopping for one, everything was 3/4" taper.
                        I've only seen the tapered shafts and maybe a few odd square/tapered hubs for this style wheel. I've seen many more tapered shaft hubs.

                        I have to agree with Pat. A die grinder is probably not the best way to remove the splines, and yet leave a nicely shaped taper for a good snug fit.

                        The tapered reamer would be a much better solution, then lap the hub to the helm shaft with the key removed.

                        The key-way could certainly be filed into it.... but sheesh, buy the correct wheel, and be done with it!

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                          #13
                          I just ordered the correct wheel. I have seen several splined wheels at Minnie's Yacht Surplus in Newport Beach, now I know why they are all still there. Wonder what they came off of?

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                            #14
                            yachtman wrote:
                            I have a destroyer wheel ill make you a deal on Ii dont need it. It is a bayliner factory wheel. PM me if you want it.
                            sorry, i ordered one before I saw this...A new one, 15 inch on Amazon for $57, and I used my AMex points to pay for it.

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