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Old 08-07-2011
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It looks well made.
Wooden wheels on a sailboat usually but not always have an external ring of wood to prevent someone from falling into the spokes. It would suit a traditional boat with quadrant steering best probably. I have seen many like that on older commercial fishboats as well. On an Edson Pedestal a stainless wheel covered with elk hide is a good choice.
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