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Old 21 May 2014, 20:46   #1
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Steering wheels

When I purchase my Osprey 7 years ago I hunted around and bought a Vetus 6 spoke steering wheel. I noticed that the spokes were becoming loose in the plastic boss the last trip out, so I'm thinking of replacing it.

I'm not looking for plastic bosses this time around and am looking for an equidistant one due to hydraulic creep. Any recommendations?
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Old 22 May 2014, 04:20   #2
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I just use a standard "Destroyer" type. It can get a little slick when wet and cold, but you can wrap the rim to mitigate that.

Won't do if you like a softer or warmer feeling wheel.

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Just had a look at the Bainbridge collection and the Ultraflex that low flyer has suggested and I can't see what material the hub is made from. If it's plastic, which I suspect it is then the design look identical to the one I have now and I might suffer the same problem in the future.

A metal boss is the only way to go, any further suggestions?
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Out and about at the moment, I did start a thread to say the teleflex ones were half price a few weeks ago.

You might get lucky

It's the same as on my vipermax
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Out and about at the moment, I did start a thread to say the teleflex ones were half price a few weeks ago.

You might get lucky

It's the same as on my vipermax
Can you tell me if it's a plastic or metal hub Alex?
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If its any use I have a nice unused steering wheel I picked up from BHG Marine recently when they were having a massive sale as they were moving and no longer doing chandlery.

Its matt black for most part with part exposed flat spokes and where it fits the hub is metal, not sure if unpolished stainless or aluminium. Looks great I didnt fit it in the end as I used another type which matched my new carbon fibre effect paneling.

You can have it for what I paid for it 30 but you would need to collect from Ringwood area. will see if I can find a photo
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Can you tell me if it's a plastic or metal hub Alex?
Metal hub incased in rubber, stainless spokes, and a softish padded grip

Love it...

Teleflex 5 Spoke Power Boat Steering Wheel with Black Grip - Only 34.95 - Force 4 Chandlery

Still half price too
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