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Old 20 May 2004, 09:12   #1
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I'd like to replace the London Transport style steering wheel on my Searider for something a bit smaller and sportier. Do any of you guys know a source for same or can I just pop down to Halfords and lash one of theirs on without any problems? Any particular issues to be wary of or is it simply a case of undoing the nut?

I assume a smaller wheel will mean more steering input compared to a larger one - something I'm prepared to put up with if it means being able to bin the ludicrous appendage Avon fits as original equipment.
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Old 20 May 2004, 09:18   #2
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Old 20 May 2004, 09:24   #3
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Whatever you do........

don't buy a bog-standard leather type from halfords as it will very quickly rot and turn a nice shade of green. The same can be said for cheap wooden "halfords types" as the thin laminate will flake in sun/sea/sand/sex conditions (oopps bit of a slip there thought I was back in Ibiza). Go for the type posted above and at 25 you can't go wrong.
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Old 20 May 2004, 09:28   #4
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vailant do nice sports ones try IBS i did see my wheel removed for the rev counter fitting you would have to check the boss size and nut spaceing if this is not right the new wheel will rub on the consul try
finding out what wheel are fitted to the avon open series they may be the same boss with a better wheel if not you may have to change the hole wheel
and boss over for a new one
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Old 20 May 2004, 09:32   #5
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Try Aquafax - they do a huge range including the towsure one right up to aluminium / wooden types.
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don't buy a bog-standard leather type from halfords as it will very quickly rot and turn a nice shade of green. The same can be said for cheap wooden "halfords types" as the thin laminate will flake in sun/sea/sand/sex conditions (oopps bit of a slip there thought I was back in Ibiza). Go for the type posted above and at 25 you can't go wrong.
It dose make me feel good then you agree with me Me Me
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Old 20 May 2004, 09:41   #7
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Another excellent response - thanks chaps. The type of wheel from Towsure is exactly what I'm after, although as Daniel points out, no doubt there's the whole issue of boss and taper sizes to consider. I knew it wouldn't be quite as straightforward as it first appeared, but hey, it's more interesting than working
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its all to do with your nuts size


if they are 25.00 i would maybe change my one to a black one as the white
mark very easy
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i would maybe change my one to a black one as the white mark very easy
Well what do you expect dripping Branston pickle, Fosters and prime beef sirloin all over it?
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A few more for you... (some a bit pricey!)

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http://www.bosunsmate.co.uk/wheels.htm
love this bit


I could have added some mahogany wheels to this display, but felling mahogany forests sucks.

So there.



hows about driving around with non eco engines on the boats that must suck to
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http://www.bosunsmate.co.uk/wheels.htm
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I could have added some mahogany wheels to this display, but felling mahogany forests sucks.

So there.

hows about riping us off that sucks to

hows about driving around with non eco engines on the boats that must suck to
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Steady on now who is he ripping off?
I think his prices are quite reasonable!
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I can see your point Dan TD5... we're not exactly into the most ecologically sound of pastimes here! However, keeping things in good running order can minimise pollution, and Andy Clarke is good for that sort of thing. He's a jolly good chap to know, and will probably be found wandering around RIBex I guess.
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sorry i have removed the bit about riping us off as i don,t know the true cost
of the wheel i just though it was a funny comment on a site that selling
boat bits as us lot like to drive around as fast as possible and as you say we're not exactly into the most ecologically sound of pastimes here!
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Try plastimo Phil, and remember that your McDonalds quarter pounder is far less environmentally friendly than any mahogany door, or a smelly tow stroke.

Alwyn at Dulas B&C will do you a good deal when you are up here in civilisation next!!
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As your into boy racer Essex mode i'll treat you to a fluffy dice to hang off your new fake mohog steering wheel


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Old 21 May 2004, 09:58   #17
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Thanks Richard - I'm doing an Intermediate PB course with Jono this weekend so I'll give him a try on Monday. Probably see you at Gaynor's on Monday
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Phil if you are still looking how about this one! It's at 14.99 + 5 shipping with 2 days left.
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"This is a new standard size TFX wheel which fits as standard on speedboats and is a very smart looking wheel made by TFX Italy.It is a 13in wheel and has two standard slots in the hub.Any questions please email or ring 01752 201003."
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