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Old 05-16-2011, 09:22 AM   #1
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WE all saw Fotomans Wheel and embarassed him into refurbishing it.

So how about a shot of your own Ships wheel. Here's mine
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Old 05-16-2011, 09:42 AM   #2
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RE: The Helm

I really think the "Destroyer" style wheel is most handsome. More user friendly too.
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Old 05-16-2011, 10:16 AM   #3
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Beauty plus user friendly. Best of both worlds.
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Old 05-16-2011, 10:56 AM   #4
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I like the feel of a wood wheel.* JohnP


-- Edited by JohnP on Monday 16th of May 2011 11:00:28 AM
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Old 05-16-2011, 11:03 AM   #5
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Eric, better recheck your helm.* I think*your wheel was taken for installation on the Coot.

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Old 05-16-2011, 11:33 AM   #6
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Which helm are we talking about here??? *I've got two. *



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Old 05-16-2011, 11:35 AM   #7
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Dealers Choice.

Both are nice. I like. The combination of wood, stainless And Brass.

*Very Cool,*

That brass could use a little polish. Looking a bit green.

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Old 05-16-2011, 11:50 AM   #8
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Which helm are we talking about here??? *I've got two. *
*Oh yeah. Forgot that I did too have two to toot.
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Old 05-16-2011, 12:18 PM   #9
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Love that thread! Now I can't wait to finish refurbishing mine and show it off!
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Old 05-16-2011, 02:47 PM   #10
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**** Mine's similar to Eric's and Mark's, but it comes with a retro autopilot belt/servo.* Looks a bit funky, but it works.* It holds heading pretty well and does even better in altitude hold.*

**** Last night I suggested the boat needs a nice leather wrap for the lower helm wheel.* http://www.boatleather.com/* Let's just say it was not warmly received by the Budget and Finance Director (BFD)!!*

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Old 05-17-2011, 03:24 AM   #11
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Gotta get those photos in.
Mine was made by one of the last wood wheel makers here in Qld had to prise it off him with cash in a brown paper bag back in 94.


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Old 05-17-2011, 06:19 AM   #12
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Here's mine.
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Old 05-17-2011, 07:37 AM   #13
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Stainless and leather.

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Here's ours. Powersteering is strong so it's a small wheel. But on the one occasion, when the belt running the steering pump let go, I would have liked a bigger wheel!

*- Admirals toes, not mine!


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Old 05-17-2011, 06:12 PM   #15
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Stainless and leather.
<pre>"Red hair and black leather, my favorite color scheme"

1952 Vincent Black Lightning-Richard Thompson.

Does your significant other have red hair? (not interested if you do)</pre>
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Old 05-17-2011, 07:45 PM   #16
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If I was the judge, I'd award the Blue Ribbon to SkipperDude. Very handsome and salty.

Here's mine.......
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:15 AM   #17
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Gotta get those photos in.
Mine was made by one of the last wood wheel makers here in Qld had to prise it off him with cash in a brown paper bag back in 94.



-- Edited by Tidahapah on Tuesday 17th of May 2011 03:25:22 AM
*Hey Benn Did you work that turks head. Nice. Just learned to tie them myself.

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Dang, Benn. Even your boats have the wheel on the wrong side!!
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*What did you expect?* Aussies live "upside down."
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If I was the judge, I'd award the Blue Ribbon to SkipperDude. Very handsome and salty.

Here's mine.......
*I think we should start a boat admiration society. After looking at all these Helms.

*I have Helm envy.

Walt, your's is sweet clean and polished Love it.

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