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ExSail 05-09-2021 06:29 AM

430 Lower helm ships wheel
My lower helm wheel is really loose. I took of the cover and found the nut as tight as possible but I still can mover the wheel forward and backwards quite a bit. Does anyone have an idea on what I can do to fix this ? We have a 2001. 430 aft cabin

Seevee 05-09-2021 07:16 AM

Tim Howard, Owner

N Venice, FL

This guy is an expert on helms and could most likely help you.

Keep us posted

ExSail 05-09-2021 10:45 AM

Thanks, I will call him

rgano 05-09-2021 07:10 PM

Failing any other help and you need a replacement wheel, consider looking at which may well have been the original source for yours.

oscar 05-09-2021 08:45 PM

Is the wheel turning on the shaft or is the play in the shaft too?

warfdog 05-11-2021 08:33 PM

If your wheel is like mine, a teak arrangement with a bronze hub perhaps it's just the wheel looseness from shrinking of the teak wood that fits in the hub. Mine was loose and I was able to shim it up a little.

Just a quick search turns this up...
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and this...

May post a picture of what your working with...

Comodave 05-11-2021 10:15 PM

What about adding a washer or two behind the wheel. That may take up the slack.

ExSail 05-14-2021 08:29 AM

Problem solved. It is a Stazo Marine wheel. I sent an email to the parent company in Holland and they are sending me a new one free of charge.

Fantastic service

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