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Old 09 February 2005, 15:46   #1
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Steering wheel

I'm being a bit fussy, but..........I'm trying to get a 5 spoke ss 320mm dia steering wheel in WHITE? And it must be of the soft touch variaty.

I've found Rigid white ones and soft touch black ones and grey ones, but not in white!

Yes I know your going to say "that's a white one in the pic" and yes it is! But it is as hard as rock and very uncomfortable to handle.
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Old 09 February 2005, 15:50   #2
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You're allowed to be fussy when it comes to your RIB.



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don,t go with white my vailant had white and it just looks dirty after a few months of use and you can,t get the marks off

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Hightower...are your replacing the helm as well or just the steering wheel ?

I'd go for the black !!
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i do think he is replaceing the boat old chap

this is is the only pic he as posted
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White is not......

.........the best colour in the world. I've had 4 ribs (all Zodiacs) with the soft touch white style wheel and in all cases, they turn a darker shade of grey after one or two seasong on the water. I would add that I spend more money and time cleaning my boat than I actually do driving it, therefore you can be assured I've tried my hardest to get it clean. Stainless looks good - I'm going to upgrade this Spring therefore, if you want my old one you can have it.

Sean at MGA Watersports in Rochdale has these on the shelf - about £50 I think, however tell him I gave you his number and you'll get it for £60 01706 379669.
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Too cold in winter, too hot in summer?
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Hi Lou', how you doin' ?........

.........I'm aware of this, however it looks good so - nuff said
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I guess you could always buy a nice fluffy steering wheel cover for it!
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Thanks all, I thought that because they didn't do a soft one in white there might be a reason for it. Might go for black now, thanks MeMe.

The pic is my new outboard on some one elses RIB (a 6.5 Solent), will get transplanted in two weeks.

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.........I'm aware of this, however it looks good so - nuff said
Graham Stainless will be very slippery when wet!
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I'd not thought of.........

..........that. To be honest, being the fair weather sailor I am, the only time the wheel would het wet would be if I spilt some of my beer or it - and you can be assured, I don;t often spill me beer Seriously though, it's a good point - thanks.
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..........that. To be honest, being the fair weather sailor I am, the only time the wheel would het wet would be if I spilt some of my beer or it - and you can be assured, I don;t often spill me beer Seriously though, it's a good point - thanks.
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I'm being a bit fussy, but..........it is as hard as rock and very uncomfortable to handle.
Good grief Andy. You will be wanting soft loo paper next.
You are doing the macho, hard man of the sea ribbing reputation no good at all.
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Thanks all, I thought that because they didn't do a soft one in white there might be a reason for it. Might go for black now, thanks MeMe.

The pic is my new outboard on some one elses RIB (a 6.5 Solent), will get transplanted in two weeks.

Thanks all, Andy
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Good choice . I have had the same type of steering wheel on both of my Parker 630 ribs and if I am not mistaken these come from Utraflex Italy. Good wheel and nice soft and firm grip. No slip even in the wet
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Good grief Andy. You will be wanting soft loo paper next.
You are doing the macho, hard man of the sea ribbing reputation no good at all.
Mark, thought I'd done that when I decided to go for the fourstoke option, just keeping up with the image .

Nice play on words with my Quote though

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A certain steering wheel just got tested by being splashed in the sink and 'driven' from the sofa to test slipperiness.

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No Timothy. That was for the ergonomical seating position case study



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And of warming the chestNUTS Hey Paul.
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