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    I have a stock 2001 221 with the destroyer wheel. Want to change it up to a three-spoke. Any recommendations as to brands, sizes, and mount details. It looks like you can pay big bucks for one of these three-spoke wheels but can also get them for roughly $150. Any and all advice is appreciated. Merry Christmas to all on CM! Chris
    Chris[br]2001 221 Mad Swagger[br]2001 Merc 200 Optimax[br]Wild Harbor[br]North Falmouth, Massachusetts[br]

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    I bought a seachoice 13" for around $150 and it is great...Still shiney and no rust to be found
    Billy[br]1974 Mako23 CC Cuddy IO[br]200hp Cummins Mercruiser Diesel w/ Bravo 3X Drive[br]Bellport Long Island NY[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=1&TOPIC_ID=42355#319618[br][/URL][br]

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      Sorry for the sideways picture - but you get the idea!

      I put a three spoke on and love it! I think it totally changes and updates the look of the center console!

      I bought a Schmitt wheel at West Marine. I really like the look of the wheels at Gemlux... take a look at http://www.gemlux.com/catalog/steering-3spoke

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      • #4
        Thanks to both of you. Now for another stupid question or two.

        What size nut would a 2001 221 use?

        Are the wheels (and the mount) specific to a certain type of steering system or engine type?

        Our boat is powered by a 2001 Mercury Opti - sea star steering.

        Thanks!!
        Chris[br]2001 221 Mad Swagger[br]2001 Merc 200 Optimax[br]Wild Harbor[br]North Falmouth, Massachusetts[br]

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        • #5
          I think a 3/4" tapered shaft is pretty standard. Mine had a Teleflex Seastar as well. I do believe that you need to keep the same wheel diameter - typically 13.5" or 15.5". I am not positive on that - so I just kept the same size.

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          • #6
            Thanks powerplay1!
            Chris[br]2001 221 Mad Swagger[br]2001 Merc 200 Optimax[br]Wild Harbor[br]North Falmouth, Massachusetts[br]

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            • #7
              shaft depends on your helm type so best to remove your wheel to find out before you order one. I had one of those three spoke defender wheels with the knob and liked it. I would start soaking your current help nut in PB Blaster or some other type of penetrating oil.
              1978 Mako 25 - Blind Hog
              1985 Mako 20c - sold
              Fort Walton Beach, FL
              http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...TOPIC_ID=42841

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              • #8
                Ill throw in another recommendation for gemlux. Create a login and use promo code THT20OFF and save 20%
                1989 Mako 261[br]SOLD - 1987 231 restore/rebuild http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=46836&whichpage=1[br]

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                • #9
                  Thanks guys. I'm going to pull the current wheel to make sure I get the correct nut based on shaft currently on helm. Thanks again!
                  Chris[br]2001 221 Mad Swagger[br]2001 Merc 200 Optimax[br]Wild Harbor[br]North Falmouth, Massachusetts[br]

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                  • #10
                    Ordered a new wheel from Gemlux and used the discount code.
                    David, New Kent, Va[br]



                    [br]Project Thread: http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...TOPIC_ID=21067[br]

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