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Help with a steering wheel (maybe for a Chris Craft Cruiser)

Discussion in 'Chris Craft Connies, Commanders & Catalinas' started by Jim Robbins, Feb 27, 2014.

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  1. Jim Robbins

    Jim Robbins New Member

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    I found a six spoke stainless steel and mahogany steering wheel, it has a 1" taper to 5/8" with key way and a 3 1/2" mahogany center cap, then a 9" dia. S.S. inner ring (5/8" dia.) and another outer S.S. ring 18" dia. (3/4" dia) , and on the spoke ends is a 4 1/2" long mahogany handle for a max. size of 26 5/8",
    this wheel looks old style (1950's- 60's (?) but never used (just like new)
    I have been looking for days on the net for one the same, and I cannot find one. Anyone have any info. on this type of wheel please let me know. I'm looking for the boat / ship(s) it was used on and the year(s) and the value to replace. Thank-you for your time. Jim

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  2. Laurence

    Laurence Senior Member

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    Wheel

    Common to Chris Crafts. I have one in storage from my 1964 Chris Craft.
  3. Laurence

    Laurence Senior Member

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    Maybe not

    Check old photos, its not the same.

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  4. Old Phart

    Old Phart Senior Member

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    I dunno
    Definitely smell the coffee brewing.
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    Old Phart Senior Member

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    I dunno

    Did you find it under your pillow or acquire from another human?

    You need to ask that person; because Google and Bing seem to be feeling your pain.
  6. Jim Robbins

    Jim Robbins New Member

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    Hi Laurence & Old Phart, thank-you for your response
    I was told by the previous owner that he received this wheel as a birthday gift for his cave, and the gift giver told him they had the high bid at a
    "Chris Craft auction in Algonac MI., that is all the information he could give.
    (Laurence, what is your wheel max diameter?
    I have looked under the mahogany center cap and it's new and smooth, this wheel has not been mounted or tightened to the helm. Coffee's up!
    My search continues...... Thank-you
  7. Capt Ralph

    Capt Ralph Senior Member

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    It's just like a wheel my friend had on an old Connie. Two rings and Chris handles.
    Gad I loved that ship. Triangular shaped bath tub in the bow. I was told it was allot of fun in that tub....
  8. Old Phart

    Old Phart Senior Member

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    I dunno
    Is this the wheel you remember?

    http://www.ftkltd.com/Pictures/Controls 19 Small.jpg
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  10. Laurence

    Laurence Senior Member

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    New wheel

    Jim
    This is my present wheel. Picked it up on ebay a few years ago. I think from a CC Roamer 46.

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