Changing a spline-shaft steering wheel with a 3/4" tapered shaft

Discussion in 'General Maintenance/Repair Questions' started by Stan Serwon, Dec 9, 2019.

  1. Stan Serwon

    Stan Serwon New Member

    Oct 29, 2019
    2008 SeaRay 220 Sundeck
    5.0 MPI w/Bravo III Drive
    Hi Folks,
    Need some help. I have a 2008 Sun Deck 220. The woodgrain steering wheel was vandalized and I have to replace it. After not being able to find an OEM on the face of the earth, I decided to replace it with a standard 3/4" tapered shaft model. It appears that the shaft on the boat is splined (guessing 21-22 splines). I can't find any splined shaft wheels either.

    A member contacted me about a beautiful SR wheel they have for sale but it's a 3/4" tapered shaft. Can I change the splined shaft to tapered? Why would SeaRay make such a dumb move - the world is 3/4" tapered - geez!
  2. Ididntdoit

    Ididntdoit Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2007
    New England & South Florida
    1976 17 Sport
    90hp Etec
    try a car wheel like Grant or a similar brand (common for hotrods) they make splined adapters
  3. Bill Nelson

    Bill Nelson Member

    Oct 21, 2019
    New River, AZ
    1981 Sea Ray Sundancer
    5.7 L Mercruiser
    Ididntdoit is right. Grant has Marine Steering Wheels w/ Marine installation kits for 3/4" tapered hubs:

    Grant Marine Kits.jpg

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