Steering Wheel Gap

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pdactyl
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Steering Wheel Gap

Postby pdactyl » Mon Apr 04, 2016 5:11 pm

Hi, everyone. So, not a big deal as it can easily be fixed with a nice wood piece, but, am I a complete knucklehead or is there actually supposed to be this big of a gap between the steering and the plastic covering piece?
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Re: Steering Wheel Gap

Postby joshuab » Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:04 pm

This is what i have on my zip, about 1/8" loose, 1/16" when tightened up.
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I cut twice and it's still too short :mrgreen:

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Re: Steering Wheel Gap

Postby gdcarpenter » Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:22 pm

Heck no, something's amiss!

Enough with the teaser shot - show her off :)
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Re: Steering Wheel Gap

Postby pdactyl » Tue Apr 05, 2016 10:31 am

Thanks, guys.

GD, haha, here she is...just don't zoom in...
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Re: Steering Wheel Gap

Postby Bill Edmundson » Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:23 am

Looks nice! That old Evinrude will look good too.

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Re: Steering Wheel Gap

Postby gdcarpenter » Tue Apr 05, 2016 1:27 pm

It's a shame to spoil that beautiful boat with an Evinrude! (Just joking :))

A new paint/bright combination - looks sleek. Well done.
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Re: Steering Wheel Gap

Postby Roberta » Tue Apr 05, 2016 4:21 pm

Boat looks real nice. Some steering wheel adapters and wheels set the distance to the helm differently. Make a nice spacer from scrap wood.
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Re: Steering Wheel Gap

Postby pdactyl » Tue Apr 05, 2016 4:57 pm

Thanks, GD and Roberta...your boats are fantastic. And GD love your old Merc...send me that and $200 and the Evinrude is yours :D

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Re: Steering Wheel Gap

Postby gdcarpenter » Tue Apr 05, 2016 5:47 pm

I will pass on your generous offer, but I could give you a good deal on this engine in my basement. It would power your ZIP along pretty nicely.
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Re: Steering Wheel Gap

Postby Moeregaard » Thu Apr 07, 2016 1:51 pm

I had a slightly related problem after mounting the Teleflex Safety QC helm in our Zip. The reach to the wheel was too far to be comfortable, so I machined an adapter that moved the wheel back a couple of inches and at the same time was able to integrate the Moto Lita wheel. If you or someone you know has access to a lathe, the attached photo might be of some inspiration.
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Re: Steering Wheel Gap

Postby pdactyl » Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:44 pm

Thanks, Moeregaard, that looks sweet


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