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Old 02 August 2013, 19:31   #11
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For me to turn wheel or travel on helm unit?
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Old 02 August 2013, 19:40   #12
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Old 02 August 2013, 19:46   #13
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May look at those steering knobs if hard to spin, used them on forklifts , failing that will ask on here if folk have out lying about, bought one off lad on here but on close inspection it's got stress cracks where plastic meets meets sleeve for helm unit shaft, was only cheap tho
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How much leverage feels right to you? The larger the wheel, the greater the leverage.
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May look at those steering knobs if hard to spin, used them on forklifts , failing that will ask on here if folk have out lying about, bought one off lad on here but on close inspection it's got stress cracks where plastic meets meets sleeve for helm unit shaft, was only cheap tho
I have one of those used it for an hour before I got annoyed with it because you want to hold the wheel then use it for turns left hand throttle so one hand on the throttle and your right hand at say 3.15 the steering knob gets in the way and in chop slams your wrist. Thankfully I got it free
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Old 03 August 2013, 13:16   #16
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I used to have a knob on the rim of the wheel, and found it got in the way in certain situations. Used to always snag the sleeves of my drysuit undergarment at the wrong time (not like there is a right time, but still.)

Having a Destroyer wheel, I built up a small area on one of the spokes, and set it inside the rim by about an inch. No more interference, but I occasionally scrape knuckles on the (now rope wrapped) wheel rim.

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