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Old 16-11-2012, 18:50   #1
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Wooden Ships Wheel

All I find on the internet are the reproductions sold as a decorator item. They claim to have a solid brass hub with a keyway. Would these things actually hold up in real usage on a Mainship 36 Motoryacht?
Here is one I found:?
Amazon.com: 18" Ship Wheel Wooden: Pirate Boat Nautical Fishing: Home & Kitchen

If this isn't safe, can anything simple be done to the hub to make it safe?

Where can I buy a real ships wheel?

I dont want any antiques, most I have seen are in pretty bad shape and I dont feel like messing with them.
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Old 16-11-2012, 18:53   #2
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Re: Wooden Ships Wheel

Edson makes them.......and they know they're virtually the only game in town

http://www.edsonwheels.com/pdfs/TraditionalWheels.pdf
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Old 16-11-2012, 19:16   #3
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I love my wheel! I love it, I love it, I love it!
It was however slightly more expensive than $40.
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Re: Wooden Ships Wheel

you can probably find a used or even antique real wood wheel at Stoneage Antiques the Nautical Place in Miami Florida. If you visit this place in person plan it as an all day event. There are also some antique marine places in Texas.
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Old 16-11-2012, 22:48   #5
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EBay. For a sailboat, you may not want exposed spokes.
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Re: Wooden Ships Wheel

I purchased one from one of those holiday gift catalogs 15 years ago and it fit my hydraulic steering shaft just fine and still works. However, with hydraulic steering there really isn't any load on the steering wheel so they might not work too well on any other type of steering system.
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Hi,
look at this website: Nautical steering wheels , there are many ship's wheels at very interesting prices.
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All I find on the internet are the reproductions sold as a decorator item. They claim to have a solid brass hub with a keyway. Would these things actually hold up in real usage on a Mainship 36 Motoryacht?
Here is one I found:?
Amazon.com: 18" Ship Wheel Wooden: Pirate Boat Nautical Fishing: Home & Kitchen

If this isn't safe, can anything simple be done to the hub to make it safe?

Where can I buy a real ships wheel?

I dont want any antiques, most I have seen are in pretty bad shape and I dont feel like messing with them.
Did you ever find a wheel? I am looking for the same thing only I need a small one 12" to 15" for my small sailboat.
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Did you ever find a wheel? I am looking for the same thing only I need a small one 12" to 15" for my small sailboat.
Did you or anyone check out Stone Age? (link above in my previous post) These are real, not decorator wall-hangers. The store owners will send photos and help you pick one out if you furnish your size and shaft needs.
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