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Surveyor1



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2021 7:06 pm    Post subject: Looking for a steering wheel Reply with quote

Just bought a ‘98 cd22. For some reason it came with a “new” stainless steel steering wheel.. Seems like most of the boats I’ve seen have black wheels.
Is the black wheel a “dory” thing.? If so, I want one.
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tsturm



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2021 9:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Looking for a steering wheel Reply with quote

Surveyor1 wrote:
Just bought a ‘98 cd22. For some reason it came with a “new” stainless steel steering wheel.. Seems like most of the boats I’ve seen have black wheels.
Is the black wheel a “dory” thing.? If so, I want one.


Any 3/4 tapered shaft wheel, available at any marine store Thumbs Up Wink
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ssobol



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2021 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My '08 22 came with a stainless steel helm wheel. Previous boat I had (not a C-Dory) came with a black plasticy wheel and I replaced it with a stainless steel destroyer type wheel.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2021 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Copied over from a duplicate thread.


I'm not sure it is a "C-Dory thing", but for me, it is more comfortable as it provides a bit better grip, and isn't cold to the touch. Bigger ships, and lots of bigger yachts have stainless steel wheels. Many, too, have wooden ones.

Some things are "C-Dory", the colored shear strip and cabin top trim, the Vests with the C-Dory patch, the crazy wave -- lights blink and horn blows -- when you see one coming down the road, or understanding what CBGT means. Often times, there is a "C" significant in the boat name. I think your wheel should be what ever you like that turns your boat. Wink

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2021 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hardee wrote:
Copied over from a duplicate thread.


I'm not sure it is a "C-Dory thing", but for me, it is more comfortable as it provides a bit better grip, and isn't cold to the touch. Bigger ships, and lots of bigger yachts have stainless steel wheels. Many, too, have wooden ones.



You can get a destroyer style helm wheel with a rubberized coating on the rim.

I have one similar to this:

https://www.jmsonline.net/destroyer-wheel-w-foam-grip-ss.htm
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That one looks just like mine too, EXCEPT I have an arbutus wood hub.

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smckean (Tosca)



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You also might consider replacing the steering wheel's hub with one of the gorgeous, hand-made beauties that C-Brat David McKibben makes in his wood shop (assuming he still offers those). Here's a link to see his handy work:

http://www.c-brats.com/modules.php?set_albumName=album463&op=modload&name=gallery&file=index&include=view_album.php

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