Sailboat helm wheels

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Sailboat helm wheel / carbon

The Y-Spoke carbon wheel...

Sailboat helm wheel

The Fastnet wheel is made...

Sailboat helm wheel / carbon

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Sailboat helm wheel / carbon

Size Overall diameter...

Sailboat helm wheel / carbon

Size Overall diameter...

Sailboat helm wheel / carbon

Size Overall diameter...

Sailboat helm wheel / carbon

GS Composite carbon steering...

Sailboat helm wheel / classic

Many different pieces...

Sailboat helm wheel / classic

Many different pieces...

Sailboat helm wheel / stainless steel

Stainless steel wheels are mirror polished....

Sailboat helm wheel / aluminium

Single and tandem spoke aluminium wheels The Jefa aluminium 6082 steering...

Sailboat helm wheel

The JEFA GRP wheels are strong and...

Sailboat helm wheel / carbon

Carbon wheels Normally carbon wheels are...

Sailboat helm wheel / teak

Single spoke teak rimmed wheels...

Sailboat helm wheel / custom

- Reach-Through Design...

Sailboat helm wheel / aluminium

- A favorite on the Grand-Prix...

Sailboat helm wheel / leather-covered

Edson's 5 & 7 Spoke Stainless Destroyer™ Wheels are also available...

Sailboat helm wheel / teak

Edson's New Teak Rim Destroyer Wheels...

Sailboat helm wheel / carbon

Pro-Series™ Carbon Fiber...

Sailboat helm wheel

• Reach-Through Design...

How to choose this product

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A sailboat helm wheel has an especially large diameter since steering such craft requires more effort than a powerboat, which is faster and is often equipped with hydraulic steering.

Technologies

Wheels can be stainless steel or aluminum, made of wood or of composite materials, usually carbon. Some models fold back on themselves to free cockpit space.

How to choose

Wheel steering allows the person at the helm to stand, affording a better view forward and of the sails, as well as requiring less effort than tiller steering. Wheel diameter will depend on available cockpit space and the force required to move the rudder blade. The larger the wheel, the more leverage it offers and the easier steering becomes.

Choose lightweight materials such as carbon for racing boats. Match the design to the rest of the craft, wood for a traditional sailboat, for example. Verify that the steering column or the wheel's hydraulic pump is compatible with equipment already in place.

Advantages

- Allows for stand-up steering
- Precise steering
- Less tiring than a tiller

Disadvantages

- Requires costly, complex rudder linkage
- Occupies cockpit space
- Less feel than with a tiller

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