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steering column maker?

I am trying to identify the make of my steering column. There are no logos or model numbers on or inside the column. The only possible indicator is that there is the letter "Y" over the letter "S" stamped on the locking nut of the wheel. It looks like a standard Edson but I haven't seen them use a Y/S on any of their products.

Any guesses on what I may have?
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Yacht Specialties

Its most likely made by Yacht Specialties. These were pretty common on 1980's vintage production boats (Hunters, and others) but are no longer in business. They are quite similar to the Edson, but not identical. No replacement parts are readily available new-some used if you look around. Some Edson parts will fit, some won't. I have one on my boat as well.
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We have a YS on our boat too. If we need any parts for them we'll have to have them fabricated, but so far it all looks good.
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a lot of the parts can be had from Edson as they took over the inventory of Y.S. we have that syst. on our boat and have ordered parts from Edson. they don't have all because as time goes so does the inventory
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I have a Yacht Specialties binacle and steerings system. Mine is rack and pinon with a push/pull arm rather than cable system. I find it very precise and enjoy the lack of free play in the system.

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