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Old 10 July 2008, 11:59   #1
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Raise steering wheel

All the various parts for my refurb have arrived, but I have encountered an issue. The place where I want the jockey to go means that you can't fit the seat cushion on, because the steering wheel is too low.
My questions are:
1. How do I remove the steering assembly from the console (if I turn the nuts on the back the whole bolt turns)
2. Can anyone think of a clever way to raise the steering wheel upwards?

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Old 10 July 2008, 12:34   #2
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Is it Seastar? The studs must be loose but either way it should un-bolt. Trouble you'll be left with a big hole to fill if you move it.

Another option is to fit a wedge which is available to angle your wheel up a bit. Also you could look for a smaller wheel but even doing both these things may not give you enough room.
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I have taken two screws out of the black casing beneath the wheel, but I don' think it removes, without the wheel being removed. Do I have to hold the bolts with a pair of pliers, or vice grips while I remove the nuts? Is there no way to hold the head of the bolts?

I was thinking about making a wedge. Any thoughts on what the best way to do this would be?

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Old 10 July 2008, 12:54   #4
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You need to purchase a "HA 5419" 20 degree mount from your local Seastar agent
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Old 10 July 2008, 13:45   #5
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Does that kit mount in the hole that will have been left by my wheel and steering unit or do additional holes need to be cut?

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Also any more info on how to remove the wheel and helm from the console would be appreciated.
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Also, I can't find where to order it from. Can anyone give me the website of someone who would stock it.

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Also, I can't find where to order it from. Can anyone give me the website of someone who would stock it.

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What about moving the steering up to the hole where you have an instrument mounted above it?
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Seastar? As in hydraulic? They make a tilt helm.

http://www.foreandaftmarine.com/1-HH5741.htm

The wedge kit is about 1/10th the price, though.

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