Lm18 madison wi

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Love it! Nothing like a real world test!


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Finally got most the parts I need to put a wheel on my console. Starting mock ups to see where I like it.
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Do you mind sharing what type of helm pump you got?

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Which helm did you buy and rear mount or front mount?
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Well I looked at sea star and a couple different models. I went with a hydrodrive. That had good reviews and I like that the hoses and ram are fixed, and that the shaft moves. That is the opposite from a seastar, and it’s a couple hundred cheaper. Also since my console is only 16” wide I found a 11” spoke wheel. It fits perfect.

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Thanks. Worth looking in to. I’ve been getting sweaty looking at the Sea Star price points.

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Great news Cbuf!! She looks great!!! Jeff

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The first cut is always the hardest. This is the before wheel as a tiller boat.

Wish me luck.

Also I found a prop I like and also ordered a set of smart tabs.

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That first cut on your pretty build would be hard for me too. It would be a huge project for me 'cuz I struggle with the engine control/steering stuff but I've no doubt you'll be very happy with the console control when finished.

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My measurement were spot on, but I think I need to split the throttle and the wheel on to different planes. I don’t like that I can bump into the controls.

Thoughts?

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