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Offline AJFishin

Steering Wheel Hub Question - "Solved"
« on: January 25, 2018, 08:47:12 PM »
I'm going to be doing some cleaning up of the helm, (I mean dash) and I had no problem taking the steering wheel off, but how does the black hub come off?
The hub spins, but feels tight, so I'm not sure exactly how the hub is supposed to come off.


Solved it see below....
« Last Edit: January 26, 2018, 02:57:53 PM by AJFishin »
'96 Sea Chaser 1511 - Yamaha 70HP - 2 smoke

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Offline Fisherdv

Re: Steering Wheel Hub Question
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2018, 09:21:17 PM »
What’s up AJ, haven’t heard from you in a bit. Sorry, but I’m of no help to your question  :shrug9:
2018, Sea Chaser 16, Honda 60HP

Offline AJFishin

Re: Steering Wheel Hub Question
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2018, 10:28:20 PM »
What’s up AJ, haven’t heard from you in a bit. Sorry, but I’m of no help to your question  :shrug9:

Hey whats up Fisherdv, no worries.
I've been crazy busy and time is just flying by.
Last weekend my wife and I went to the boat show and I got some ideas. :facepalm:

'96 Sea Chaser 1511 - Yamaha 70HP - 2 smoke

! Go Kings Go !

Offline Threeweight

Re: Steering Wheel Hub Question
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2018, 11:08:25 PM »
What hub are you talking about?  Do you have cable steering or hydraulic?  If it's cable, that's just a bezel to hide the ugly hole and steering shaft.  It may just be pressed on... but it may crack taking it off.
Former Sea Chaser 17 owner
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Offline Croaker Stroker

Re: Steering Wheel Hub Question
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2018, 12:16:54 AM »
What’s up AJ, haven’t heard from you in a bit. Sorry, but I’m of no help to your question  :shrug9:

Hey whats up Fisherdv, no worries.
I've been crazy busy and time is just flying by.
Last weekend my wife and I went to the boat show and I got some ideas. :facepalm:


Uh. Oh......ideas......$$$$

Take some pics of the “hub”

Good you were able to pull the wheel off. Mine wouldn’t come off. I broke a pulley puller trying. Lesson learned...use a dab of triple-guard grease when replacing your wheel.
« Last Edit: January 26, 2018, 12:24:03 AM by Croaker Stroker »
1987 - 17' Sea Pacer - 2004 Evinrude 90 E-tec
15' Sea Sprinter - **SOLD**

"If a fish will, he will… if he won't, he won't… and that's about it… except… he may take this when he won't take that."

Offline Fisherdv

Re: Steering Wheel Hub Question
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2018, 05:57:14 AM »
What kind of ideas were you thinking 🤔..... X2 on a light dab of grease
2018, Sea Chaser 16, Honda 60HP

Offline AJFishin

Re: Steering Wheel Hub Question
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2018, 08:51:19 AM »
What hub are you talking about?  Do you have cable steering or hydraulic?  If it's cable, that's just a bezel to hide the ugly hole and steering shaft.  It may just be pressed on... but it may crack taking it off.

I have cables.
I guess it would be more of a bezel then a hub. I figured it would just come right off, but it feels like it's screwed on, but spins :shrug9:

« Last Edit: January 26, 2018, 11:06:17 AM by AJFishin »
'96 Sea Chaser 1511 - Yamaha 70HP - 2 smoke

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Offline AJFishin

Re: Steering Wheel Hub Question
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2018, 09:28:54 AM »
What’s up AJ, haven’t heard from you in a bit. Sorry, but I’m of no help to your question  :shrug9:

Hey whats up Fisherdv, no worries.
I've been crazy busy and time is just flying by.
Last weekend my wife and I went to the boat show and I got some ideas. :facepalm:


Uh. Oh......ideas......$$$$

Take some pics of the “hub”

Good you were able to pull the wheel off. Mine wouldn’t come off. I broke a pulley puller trying. Lesson learned...use a dab of triple-guard grease when replacing your wheel.

I read a post from 2012 that 3weight wrote, pretty simple and effective.  I put the nut at the top of the threads, tap on it with a mallet and then pull on the wheel. I did that and gave it a couple taps, it slipped right off. For how stuck it was, I was surprised when it came right off.

My idea is more like this $$, as my wife might get upset if I do this $$$$   :jester:

So nothing big, more of doing some rearranging and cleaning up, while adding some small bells and whistles.
'96 Sea Chaser 1511 - Yamaha 70HP - 2 smoke

! Go Kings Go !

Offline Yachter Yat

Re: Steering Wheel Hub Question
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2018, 09:58:04 AM »
   AJ;  To avoid doing any damage, perhaps you should see if Chief of the Boat could chime-in on this one.   My 16 SC is a 94, so it is similar, but I've never had it apart. 

Yat
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Offline Chief of the Boat

Re: Steering Wheel Hub Question
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2018, 10:00:36 AM »
I have Baystar :shrug9:  I will do some research later today.
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Offline AJFishin

Re: Steering Wheel Hub Question
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2018, 10:46:45 AM »
Thanks Yat and COB.
'96 Sea Chaser 1511 - Yamaha 70HP - 2 smoke

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Re: Steering Wheel Hub Question
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2018, 11:43:46 AM »
I just replaced my helm, cable, and wheel recently. Once the wheel came off it exposed a couple of bolts holding the bezel in place. Unfortunately, it didn't look anything like your picture so I'm no help there. As far as wheel removal goes... I had a real tough time getting the old wheel off at first. Finally, I sprayed it with PB Blaster (love that stuff) and hit the center post with the heat gun until it started to smoke a bit. I braced myself and gave it a big tug and dang near fell out of the boat. It just popped right off!

Offline Fisherdv

Re: Steering Wheel Hub Question
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2018, 12:00:08 PM »
AJ, are you changing out the helm, or switching to hydraulic steering?
2018, Sea Chaser 16, Honda 60HP

Offline Croaker Stroker

Re: Steering Wheel Hub Question
« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2018, 12:01:58 PM »


From your pic, it looks like you would remove the key, then pry off that keeper.  :shrug9:
1987 - 17' Sea Pacer - 2004 Evinrude 90 E-tec
15' Sea Sprinter - **SOLD**

"If a fish will, he will… if he won't, he won't… and that's about it… except… he may take this when he won't take that."

Offline AJFishin

Re: Steering Wheel Hub Question - "Solved"
« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2018, 12:08:00 PM »
I feel so stupid. This is why people say don't do thnigs when you're half asleep.
It was the most basic thing to do to get it off.

I went out and gently put a flathead screwdriver under the cap and walked it around and guess what, it popped off.
There was no srews or anything holding it on, besides just pressure of the cap itself.

Thanks for the help and sorry for being a numbskull  :stooges:
« Last Edit: January 26, 2018, 12:20:22 PM by AJFishin »
'96 Sea Chaser 1511 - Yamaha 70HP - 2 smoke

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Offline AJFishin

Re: Steering Wheel Hub Question
« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2018, 12:08:48 PM »
AJ, are you changing out the helm, or switching to hydraulic steering?

I should say, I'm changing the look of the dash, not the helm, and a little rearrangement. Hydraulic steering is far away in the future
« Last Edit: January 26, 2018, 02:57:10 PM by AJFishin »
'96 Sea Chaser 1511 - Yamaha 70HP - 2 smoke

! Go Kings Go !

Offline AJFishin

Re: Steering Wheel Hub Question
« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2018, 12:11:45 PM »


From your pic, it looks like you would remove the key, then pry off that keeper.  :shrug9:

Funny you say that CS. That is what got me thinking. But when I went out and took a look at it, the key and the keeper had nothing to do with it :facepalm:
It just needed to be popped off as it was just really stuck on there.
'96 Sea Chaser 1511 - Yamaha 70HP - 2 smoke

! Go Kings Go !

Offline Fisherdv

Re: Steering Wheel Hub Question - "Solved"
« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2018, 12:17:04 PM »
I feel so stupid. This is why people say don't do thnigs when you're half asleep.
It was the most basic thing to do to get it off.

I went out and gently put a flathead screwdriver under the cap and waked it around. Guess what, it popped off.
There was no srews or anything holding it on, besides just pressure of the cap itself.

Thanks for the help and sorry for being a numbskull  :stooges:
Sometimes the easiest things can be the hardest things to figure out :doh: Glad you got it
2018, Sea Chaser 16, Honda 60HP

Offline AJFishin

Re: Steering Wheel Hub Question - "Solved"
« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2018, 02:47:22 PM »
Your right on that fisherdv. :jester:
« Last Edit: January 26, 2018, 02:50:59 PM by AJFishin »
'96 Sea Chaser 1511 - Yamaha 70HP - 2 smoke

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Offline Markshoreline

Re: Steering Wheel Hub Question - "Solved"
« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2018, 03:26:48 PM »
I used to have a heck of a time getting the steering wheel to release from the shaft.  Problem solved with a wheel or gear puller from Harbor Freight.
2002 Sea Ranger HT 21, Yamaha 150, Yamaha 9.9