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Old 19 January 2017, 17:01   #11
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Old 20 January 2017, 07:36   #12
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Thanks Jeff.
This was my "Plan A" - but the adjustable bit of the steering I have makes adding an extendable column not really an easy option.

I am using the "direct plastic" site tho (I think I found them following your recommendation it in a previous thread) and may well end up using Acetal.

I'm hoping to make a chipboard "dummy" boss this weekend using 18mm chipboard slices to see how far I need the wheel to come forward, and to see if the principle of the idea will work.

(If there are reports of a boat accident on the Solent this Sunday, where a boat is found with no steering wheel you'll know it didn't work!)
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Old 20 January 2017, 07:50   #13
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Thanks Jeff.
Brilliant!
That is exactly what I'm looking for in principle. From looking at the website it seems that car steering wheel billets (the proper term (I've just discovered) for the bit I'm looking for) are 85mm diameter, whereas the boat one is 130mm diameter.
However, I might be able to use the adjustable car one, and it might be easier to make an adapter to allow it to fit my steering wheel and centre.
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You'll be very lucky if this cures the problem Trevor IMO...this is why setting out seat height..distance..ect in relation of Steering wheel whilst coupled with Good Throttle (Handed) position,giving stability is paramount...(and individual) with suitable balance and grip...it also takes ALOT of time and working out to get it just right...even with a New Setup where everything is movable and adjustable..
A lot of Boats Ive seen are totally set up wrong....something people end up adapting THEMSELVES too.

The trouble is...Long Demanding Passeges in the Rough Stuff will soon let you if your Rig is set up properly...for you!
I hope it does sort it...although I reckon you'll have to bite the Bullet and move/adjust the seats at the very least.
Either way good luck with the mods.
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Thanks Jeff.
Brilliant!
That is exactly what I'm looking for in principle. From looking at the website it seems that car steering wheel billets (the proper term (I've just discovered) for the bit I'm looking for) are 85mm diameter, whereas the boat one is 130mm diameter.
However, I might be able to use the adjustable car one, and it might be easier to make an adapter to allow it to fit my steering wheel and centre.
Thanks.
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trev it does say contact them for other sizes worth a shot for £20 and if it doesnt sort your problem out no biggy in terms of lay out.
EDIT that particular one is in china but the blue one supplied from london i guess you would need two adapter plates making to fit
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