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Old 10-24-2007
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Put a smaller wheel on your pedistil? Mine is really hard to get around on Oday 30. Another thought is carry a smaller wheel for light air weather (which is most of the time) and keep the big one onboard in storage? I really hate stepping up on the bunk seats.
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If it is too big to get around while at dock, and you are going to buy another wheel, why not look at the Lewmar folding wheel. Its sides fold in while at dock. You get around it while folded in, and while sailing, it is full width. Granted it is probably a bit more expensive, but sell the old wheel and get some, probably peanuts back, but something!

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Personally, I think smaller wheels on pedestals look odd. They also make steering from outboard on the coaming more difficult.

If you're willing to buy a new wheel anyway, check this out:

http://mauriprosailing.com/Merchant2...y_Code=LEWFOLD

Not cheap, but the convenience might be worth it.

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How about the lewmar folding wheel?
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looks like three of us are posting the same thing........youch, that many thinking alike! Could be carry, i usually let the wife do the thinking o I do not pull a.......................OUCH..............brain muscle.................

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How about a tiller for the light air? You should have a backup anyway.
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I generally pull mine off when at the dock. Same problem, have to step up to get around it when mounted. The folding wheel is nice, but definitely a bit on the pricey side!
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I found that a really good super duper diet, made my wheel get a lot smaller.
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Put a smaller wheel on your pedistil?
NO WAY...I enjoy banging my knees on it to much

(pedestal)
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thanks all! Yes the folding wheel is.. Pricey!
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