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Old 25-12-2008, 22:43   #16
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That is my plan, when/if there is ever a boat.

Keep the faith brother...I had to delay 30 years...

Your welcome aboard any time.
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Thanks "still raining." I used your method on the wheel and a few key railings near the helm. I had to deliver my boat 100 miles over the past few days in some cold rough weather. It was a help.
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Old 31-12-2008, 14:16   #18
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Keep the faith brother...I had to delay 30 years...

Your welcome aboard any time.
I am on year 32.
Can't last much longer. The kids are going to have to find out how to survive on their own somehow, and soon, I keep saying..........as the wife yawns.............
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Old 31-12-2008, 15:39   #19
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Your welcome Thinwater..glad it worked out for you.

Therapy ...if your meaning your now 32 thats not what I ment...my last sailboat was at age 21 I am now 51...yes I have had plenty of power boats in between but have just this past year gotten my wife comfortable on the water enough to try sailing...right when I met her I was headed to Florida to go to bar tending school with a pile of money sitting in the bank...my thought was to get a job at a marina bar and invite myself on as many boats as possibal to figure out which one I wanted..well this beautie walked into my life and the dream went on hold ...the gas prices the last year were a great help with her conversion as well... just goes to show there is a silver lining to every dark cloud...
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Old 01-01-2009, 00:05   #20
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Your welcome Thinwater..glad it worked out for you.

Therapy ...if your meaning your now 32 thats not what I ment...
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I have been holding the dream for 32.
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It's comming then Brother..hang in there..
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Old 02-01-2009, 07:34   #22
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I am, but my knees hurt, and my back, and ............
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Simple ,cheap and easy...wrap it with one piece of continous nylon cording while wet...start at a spoke..and just wrap as tight as you can, jump the next spoke and keep going..soft on the hands yet great grip...dirt? who cares..

As far as wheel steering ? sounds like ruder or sail trim issue problums to me...I steered with 2 fingers in 47 knots running or to wind didnt matter.
Sorry to resurrect an old thread but wanted to send another thank you to Stillraining for the photos. We used those as examples and did our own the same way.

Rope Wheel Cover ~ SV Estrellita 5.10b
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Sorry to resurrect an old thread but wanted to send another thank you to Stillraining for the photos. We used those as examples and did our own the same way.

Rope Wheel Cover ~ SV Estrellita 5.10b
Mine's still going strong after 5 years. I'm sure I'll do it the same way next time... in another 5 years?
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Re: Steering Wheel Cover - Not Leather

I have been considering doing something like this, but this looks much easier than what I have been putting off. Thanks for the tip.
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Re: Steering Wheel Cover - Not Leather

How do you determine how much line to use for your size wheel?
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Re: Steering Wheel Cover - Not Leather

I used some old line of a similar diameter to what I planned to use to wrap one wedge of the wheel and extrapolated from there.

I dont know what size exactly our wheel is (link with pics above) but I ended up using 60m of 4mm nylon line and had a bit extra.
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