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Choosing a Boat Steering Wheel

There is more to choosing a steering wheel than you might think. Most major steering wheel manufacturers have agreed on a standard shaft size for the steering wheel mount. Unless you have a very old boat, you can be fairly confident that all of the steering wheels offered through iboats will be fully compatible with your current steering system.

The core materials used in the construction of marine steering wheels are plastic, aluminum and stainless steel. The wheel needs to withstand the various pressure put on the torque of the engine and the captain. You want to choose an aluminum or stainless steel model if your boat has a lot of horsepower, or if your boat is offshore and in rough seas.

If your boat does not have hydraulic or no-feedback steering you may want to choose a padded wheel or one with finger grips. The mild torque you need to overcome that standard push-pull steering transfers to the wheel will be easier to combat with this type of wheel.

Finally, you should choose a different wheel for hydraulic and non-hydraulic steering because the center point, or where you put the wheel to steer straight, can change and this type of wheel will not look off-center at any time. Steering wheels where the spokes are not evenly spaced, like many automotive wheels , are appropriate to use on cable, push-pull type, steering where the center position is always the same. This type of wheel helps you to identify that "steer straight" position.


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