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Old 30-09-2008, 06:28   #1
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Y S Steering Pedistal bars

My 1987 Celestial 48 has a Y S Steering pedistal with safety bars that are 12.5" between centers. I can't find any info on YS (could be Yacht Systems).
I want to fit a new Navpod that fits to 12" bars. Is there any way that the pedistal's top plate could be changed so that 12" bars with a bend can be fitted or any other ideas?

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Old 30-09-2008, 08:48   #2
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was Merriman Yacht Specialties as I recall and they went out of business in 1990 or so

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You can do what I did, and have a new pedestal guard made to the diminsions and shape that you want...I had the same problem as you. I had mine made by Svendsen's Boat Works in Alameda, Ca., and it costs me less than $200.00.
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As Jon D noted, Merriman Yacht Specialties went out of business in approximately 1989/90.

Holland Marine Products (HMP) has been reported to have parts for Merriman YS pedestals.
Contact Peter Tielen at:
3008 Dundas St W, Toronto, Ontario , M6P1Z3, Canada
Tel: (416) 762-3821
Fax: (416) 762-4458
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