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Old 05-29-2017, 02:34 PM
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Default To everyone with a hydraulic helm... how far is your steering wheel from the dash?

I am trying to set up my seats and throttle position, but plan on getting hydro staring in the future. So I was wondering where the mounting face of your wheel ends up with hydraulic steering. Any help is appreciated Thanks.
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If you have the option, you might have more flexibility positioning your seat to the throttles and steering wheel.
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sounds like that is what he is doing. to OP: google the helms you are considering. there will have to be downloadable instr manuals on their web sites. but as long as helm can be mounted behind dash, I doubt wheel is gonna move in or out that much from orig location. I am confident the manufacturers know how to build a steering helm that wont stick the wheel out a foot from where orig was...but just in case, leave seating-throttles alone til you get helm and at least rough it in. Edit: oh, you aren't currently in market for hyd steering. And that's what ben was saying anyway.

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I haven't really considered what brand yet.... Probably what ever I can find cheep from a part out... The rest of the build is eating me up money wise. I have a new throtel and am just trying to gestamate general position of the steering wheel to setup the seat mouting position.
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5.5" to the center of the wheel
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You can set it up in the same location as stock steering or move it out up to 6". Latham makes the yoke to fit most helms in almost what ever length you need. Look at there website.
http://www.lathammarine.com/st1b.htm


I believe most other steering companies make these also.
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My formula 311 had a 3 inch column, i went to 6 when i put in hydraulic steering. More comfortable for me to have the steering wheel closer
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You can get different lengths from around 3in to around a foot if I remember correctly.
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Thanks everyone! Sounds sounds like 3 or 6 is standard with the option for custom lengths.
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You can also get a tilt wheel unit.
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