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Old 15-06-2015, 09:43   #1
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Old Helm Wheel

I got tired of squeezing around my 48" wheel and replaced it with a Lewmar 42" folding wheel. The old wheel wouldn't fit down the hatch and I'm not sure it would even fit into my car. I what to get it off the boat etc. but wonder what the hell I do with it, any ideas?
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Old 15-06-2015, 17:03   #2
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Take it to Washington or Wall Street, they always are seeking the next big wheel.
Perhaps your time has come?
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Old 15-06-2015, 19:09   #3
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Would make an awesome nautical coffee table.
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Old 15-06-2015, 19:24   #4
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Would make an awesome nautical coffee table.
Darn. You beat me to it.

Two votes for a coffee table. Of course a modern stainless wheel doesn't quite have the look of an old, spoked wood wheel but you gotta make do with what you have.
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Old 15-06-2015, 19:27   #5
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Compact spare for your SUV tire?


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Old 16-06-2015, 00:04   #6
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Re: Old Helm Wheel

Why Don, this is the perfect opportunity for the owner of a tiller steered boat to own and carry a spare wheel!!

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Genius.
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Old 16-06-2015, 03:26   #8
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Darn. You beat me to it.

Two votes for a coffee table. Of course a modern stainless wheel doesn't quite have the look of an old, spoked wood wheel but you gotta make do with what you have.
Thanks but don't have room below for a coffee table (and it wouldn't fit down the hatch) and I have no need for another piece of furniture to get rid of next year.
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Cut off the spokes, polish the rim, and have the best looking hula hoop out there.
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Don't stick it down your pants, or it will just drive you nuts…

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still have it on the boat with no worthwhile use found for it yet

wonder what it is worth as scrap metal, of course I would have to cut it up to get it to the scrap yard
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turns out that it sinks
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I hope you were able to recover it. It wouldn't do anything good to anyone's attempt to anchor.


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if anyone decides to anchor 5 miles out in 150' of water they have other issues than hanging up on an old helm wheel
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