Finally got the it off however because the claws of the puller wouldn't reach the metal hub it literally pulled the plastic wheel clean off the hub.
I have managed to put it back together although the steering wheel base is a bit messed up.
Any suggestions how i can tidy it up....some sort of sleeve or tape maybe?
Hopefully i see no reason to remove the wheel again apart from when the helm needs replacing but is it good practice to put some grease on the shaft, as is it not the woodruff key that prevents the wheel from spinning on the shaft?
I am probably wrong though