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Convert Tiller to Wheel S2 8.0A

I have an S2 8.0A with tiller steering. The tiller is, I feel, too long and in the way. When installing a new tiller I reduced the length by about 4" but it really gets in the way; a total 'knee wrecker'. I have seen other 8.0s with a wheel. Does anybody have any info on what kind of wheel S2 used? What it may take to convert? Heck, does anybody have one they want to get rid of?

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I own a 1979 S2 8.0B with wheel steering. I'm pretty sure they never came from the factory that way, at least I know mine did not. They were after-market add ons. My boat already had it installed when I bought it and I don't really know how long ago it was installed. It was made by a company called Edison I think. I like it but it can be a pain to get around when you are going from the cockpit to the companion way.
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It may have been Edson and not Edison as I previously posted, sorry if this caused any confusion.
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Thanks for the tip! I contacted them and got a quote $2500!! I may look for some used parts!
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