Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 02 August 2016, 06:25   #11
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: South West
Boat name: SR Adventure 4.7
Length: under 3m
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 102
Quote:
Originally Posted by phoenixpete View Post
I got a John Deere tractor one on my searider. Really good and nice strong allan bolt fixing. Works a treat

John Deere Deluxe Steering Wheel Spinner Knob - Black | Charlies Direct
Would Rather a Duetz




Seems good as not much to rust but they are out of stock
__________________

__________________
Fred. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02 August 2016, 08:15   #12
Member
 
Paul_S's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Rothesay
Boat name: Solo Angel
Make: Quicksilver
Length: 7m +
Engine: Mercury 150hp
MMSI: 235113072
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 104
Whoever started this thread, just cost me 8.00...read the comments and had to buy one.
__________________

__________________
Quicksilver Activ 705
Paul_S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02 August 2016, 11:22   #13
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Bristol
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yamaha
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 4,149
[QUOTE=Fred.;725032]Would Rather a Duetz



you mean a Deutz?
__________________
Member of S.A.B.S. West Country Division
matt h is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02 August 2016, 13:17   #14
Member
 
jamiegolf's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Make: Tornado
Length: 5m +
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 114
Putting Knob on Steering Wheel (ooh err missus!)

I got the proper stainless one off eBay for 25. had a cheap one and it rusted in no time. been out in the rough stuff and it fine.


Sent from my iPhone using RIB Net
__________________
jamiegolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02 August 2016, 14:02   #15
RIBnet supporter
 
Pikey Dave's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: South Yorks
Boat name: Black Pig
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: DF140a
MMSI: 235111389
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 7,248
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by jamiegolf View Post
I got the proper stainless one off eBay for 25. had a cheap one and it rusted in no time. been out in the rough stuff and it fine.


Sent from my iPhone using RIB Net

Have you got a link to the one you have please?


Lions led by donkeys
__________________
Rule#2: Never argue with an idiot. He'll drag you down to his level & then beat you with experience.
Rule#3: Tha' can't educate pork.
Rule#4: See rule#5
Pikey Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02 August 2016, 15:19   #16
Member
 
jamiegolf's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Make: Tornado
Length: 5m +
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 114
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/272308014550


Sent from my iPhone using RIB Net
__________________
jamiegolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02 August 2016, 15:27   #17
RIBnet supporter
 
Pikey Dave's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: South Yorks
Boat name: Black Pig
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: DF140a
MMSI: 235111389
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 7,248
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by jamiegolf View Post
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/272308014550


Sent from my iPhone using RIB Net

Cheers👍


Lions led by donkeys
__________________
Rule#2: Never argue with an idiot. He'll drag you down to his level & then beat you with experience.
Rule#3: Tha' can't educate pork.
Rule#4: See rule#5
Pikey Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02 August 2016, 15:41   #18
Member
 
jamiegolf's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Make: Tornado
Length: 5m +
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 114
Be quick it's the last one was 4 when got mine


Sent from my iPhone using RIB Net
__________________
jamiegolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05 August 2016, 12:11   #19
Member
 
sailrib's Avatar
 
Country: USA
Town: global
Boat name: VSR
Length: 5m +
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 116
If I may chime in, I make my living driving ribs as a sailing coach and I can not imagine not having a steering knob; I always bring a spare on the road with me and install it on any rib I charter.

I'm on a rib solo 95% of the time. I consider it a safety feature as I am able steer the boat safely with one hand at slow speeds allowing one free hand to hold on to a ropes (buoy), the throttle or fiddle with something while moving.

Parallel parking a rib is a breeze with a steering knob.

In the States, a company called Edson sells the best one I've used, they are not cheap by any means but they are excellent with sealed ball bearings giving no play/wear and super smooth, the knob itself appears to be milled. All stainless and never had one jam up or rust out, extremely solid feel. Highly recommend. FYI: I have no connection with this company.

Link
Edson PowerKnobs




I've also used many times with good results when I'm in a pinch is the cheap ones available at auto stores. The one pictured below is my preferred one, yes it has some play and can feel chintzy but they work but can't say for how long as I usually use that rib charter for 10 days up to 2 months. I just leave the knob on the that rib and buy a new one for each charter. I'm always afraid that one may break but in the last 10 years none have broke.

I do not like using knobs that are not on the same axis as the steering wheel for three reasons. The boat builder chose a certain diameter for that boat for the correct feel and peformace for that boat; second when knobs are mounted on the outside of existing wheel it can interfere with the clearance around the wheel giving your hand more chance of hitting something like the throttle or other items near the steering wheel. They are also more prone to slip/come loose/move while operating.

Link, I'm sure you can find the same one cheaper:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...elpful.Reviews

__________________
sailrib is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09 August 2016, 14:07   #20
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: Oakland CA
Length: 3m +
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 6,653
I have an Edson on my RIB. Very handy in tight maneuvering situations where large steering inputs are made quickly. I jury-rigged a little bracket to put the knob slightly inside the diameter of the wheel so I could still use the rim of the wheel uninterrupted.

jky
__________________

__________________
jyasaki is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 23:48.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.