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Leather steering wheel cover install


Thomas Kleman
 

So, with eyes wide open from the mixed reviews we've heard on this site and from non-Amel friends (yes, we have a few) we bought the boat leather.com kit. Truth be told, it fits perfectly. The only issue seems to be the connection of the spoke covers to the wheel cover. Does it go under or over ? And how is it attached and in what sequence ? Anyone have a pic of their install ? Thanks.

Tom and Kirstin
SM2K 422 SV L'ORIENT
Oahu


Alan Leslie
 

Hi Tom and Kirstin,
We did our wheel with a kit from Boat Leather in 2017.
How you are holding it in the pic is exactly how we did it.
I sewed the cover up to where it meets the spoke cover, pulled the thread tight up to the spoke cover and then brought it through the back to the other side and carried on sewing.
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Gary Wells
 

Looks awesome! 

I wrote to them and asked about a kit for the SM .. Their reply was that "there are different sizes" so I needed to send measurements ...  
I didn't think this was the case.

May I ask if you got a "Kit" number or part number from them I could reference? If not, I'll start measuring (whick means stripping the old stuff off first, I presume).

Thanks!


Gary W.
SM 209, Adagio
Maryland, USA


amelforme
 

There were at least three distinctly different steering wheels used on the Super Maramu during the production that yielded 479 examples over 16 years. I don’t remember the time period each wheel was built in, so sending measurements is a good idea. When I asked Jacques Carteau the reason for the changes, he mentioned that he was always looking to lighten the wheel without decreasing strength. Why? To put less of a load on the chain riven autopilot drive to the steering rack and reduce inertial loads on the entire system as it shifts direction.

 

This is just one interesting example of the thought and minutia present in the evolution of the Super Maramu.

 

All the best,

Joel

 

           JOEL F. POTTER ~ CRUISING YACHT SPECIALIST, L.L.C.

                                         The Experienced AMEL Guy

UNSURPASSED AMEL MARKETING EXPERIENCE AND PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE

                                  Office 954-462-5869  Cell 954-812-2485

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gary Wells
Sent: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 11:19 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Leather steering wheel cover install

 

Looks awesome! 

I wrote to them and asked about a kit for the SM .. Their reply was that "there are different sizes" so I needed to send measurements ...  
I didn't think this was the case.

May I ask if you got a "Kit" number or part number from them I could reference? If not, I'll start measuring (whick means stripping the old stuff off first, I presume).

Thanks!


Gary W.
SM 209, Adagio
Maryland, USA


Arnold Mente
 

I choose this solution without changing the signature of Henry Amel!!

Arnold
SM203
SV Zephyr

Am 14.10.2020 um 21:41 schrieb amelforme <jfpottercys@...>:

There were at least three distinctly different steering wheels used on the Super Maramu during the production that yielded 479 examples over 16 years. I don’t remember the time period each wheel was built in, so sending measurements is a good idea. When I asked Jacques Carteau the reason for the changes, he mentioned that he was always looking to lighten the wheel without decreasing strength. Why? To put less of a load on the chain riven autopilot drive to the steering rack and reduce inertial loads on the entire system as it shifts direction.
 
This is just one interesting example of the thought and minutia present in the evolution of the Super Maramu. 
 
All the best,
Joel 
 
           JOEL F. POTTER ~ CRUISING YACHT SPECIALIST, L.L.C.
                                         The Experienced AMEL Guy
UNSURPASSED AMEL MARKETING EXPERIENCE AND PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE
                                  Office 954-462-5869  Cell 954-812-2485
 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gary Wells
Sent: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 11:19 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Leather steering wheel cover install
 

Looks awesome!  

I wrote to them and asked about a kit for the SM .. Their reply was that "there are different sizes" so I needed to send measurements ...  
I didn't think this was the case.

May I ask if you got a "Kit" number or part number from them I could reference? If not, I'll start measuring (whick means stripping the old stuff off first, I presume).

Thanks!


Gary W.
SM 209, Adagio
Maryland, USA



--
Arnold
SY Zephyr SM203


Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Thanks Joel. That would explain why two covers I got from Amel were too small. Maud didnt seem to know about the different diameters. Was the difference in wheel diameter or the size of the tube used. 

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 15 October 2020 at 08:47 "Arnold Mente via groups.io" <Arnold.mente@...> wrote:

I choose this solution without changing the signature of Henry Amel!!

Arnold
SM203
SV Zephyr

Am 14.10.2020 um 21:41 schrieb amelforme < jfpottercys@...>:

There were at least three distinctly different steering wheels used on the Super Maramu during the production that yielded 479 examples over 16 years. I don’t remember the time period each wheel was built in, so sending measurements is a good idea. When I asked Jacques Carteau the reason for the changes, he mentioned that he was always looking to lighten the wheel without decreasing strength. Why? To put less of a load on the chain riven autopilot drive to the steering rack and reduce inertial loads on the entire system as it shifts direction.
 
This is just one interesting example of the thought and minutia present in the evolution of the Super Maramu. 
 
All the best,
Joel 
 
            JOEL F. POTTER ~ CRUISING YACHT SPECIALIST, L.L.C.
                                         The Experienced AMEL Guy
UNSURPASSED AMEL MARKETING EXPERIENCE AND PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE
                                  Office 954-462-5869  Cell 954-812-2485
 
From:   main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io  < main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>   On Behalf Of Gary Wells
Sent:  Wednesday, October 14, 2020 11:19 AM
To:   main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject:  Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Leather steering wheel cover install
 

Looks awesome!  

I wrote to them and asked about a kit for the SM .. Their reply was that "there are different sizes" so I needed to send measurements ...  
I didn't think this was the case.

May I ask if you got a "Kit" number or part number from them I could reference? If not, I'll start measuring (whick means stripping the old stuff off first, I presume).

Thanks!


Gary W.
SM 209, Adagio
Maryland, USA

 




 


--
Arnold
SY Zephyr SM203


 


Thomas Kleman
 

Thanks Alan- so can you see the disused holes in the wheel cover where it moves over the spoke or no ?

Thomas Kleman
SV L'ORIENT
SM2K 422
Oahu


Thomas Kleman
 

Gary- you have to remove the old cover and measure very carefully. I even sent pics of some of the measurements. Oddly, boat leather.com does not save measurements from previous orders. I was pretty sure I have Alan's same wheel (his is 437) but while the owner had a record that he sold something to Alan, he didn't save the measurements.

Thomas Kleman
SV L'ORIENT
SM2K 422


amelforme
 

By a small amount I think all the dimensions were different enough to need a good accurate measurement. Sorry I can't remember more details. Should have written things down...

JOEL F. POTTER
CRUISING YACHT SPECIALIST LLC
THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY
Office 954-462-5869 

On Oct 14, 2020, at 4:14 PM, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS <simms@...> wrote:



Thanks Joel. That would explain why two covers I got from Amel were too small. Maud didnt seem to know about the different diameters. Was the difference in wheel diameter or the size of the tube used. 

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 15 October 2020 at 08:47 "Arnold Mente via groups.io" <Arnold.mente@...> wrote:

I choose this solution without changing the signature of Henry Amel!!

Arnold
SM203
SV Zephyr

Am 14.10.2020 um 21:41 schrieb amelforme < jfpottercys@...>:

There were at least three distinctly different steering wheels used on the Super Maramu during the production that yielded 479 examples over 16 years. I don’t remember the time period each wheel was built in, so sending measurements is a good idea. When I asked Jacques Carteau the reason for the changes, he mentioned that he was always looking to lighten the wheel without decreasing strength. Why? To put less of a load on the chain riven autopilot drive to the steering rack and reduce inertial loads on the entire system as it shifts direction.
 
This is just one interesting example of the thought and minutia present in the evolution of the Super Maramu. 
 
All the best,
Joel 
 
            JOEL F. POTTER ~ CRUISING YACHT SPECIALIST, L.L.C.
                                         The Experienced AMEL Guy
UNSURPASSED AMEL MARKETING EXPERIENCE AND PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE
                                  Office 954-462-5869  Cell 954-812-2485
 
From:   main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io  < main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>   On Behalf Of Gary Wells
Sent:  Wednesday, October 14, 2020 11:19 AM
To:   main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject:  Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Leather steering wheel cover install
 

Looks awesome!  

I wrote to them and asked about a kit for the SM .. Their reply was that "there are different sizes" so I needed to send measurements ...  
I didn't think this was the case.

May I ask if you got a "Kit" number or part number from them I could reference? If not, I'll start measuring (whick means stripping the old stuff off first, I presume).

Thanks!


Gary W.
SM 209, Adagio
Maryland, USA

 




 


--
Arnold
SY Zephyr SM203


 


Alan Leslie
 

Hi Gary,
No kit number, we had to measure.
And they are different, some wheels like ours with alloy spokes, some have round stainless spokes, no sure if the diameters are the same.
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Alan Leslie
 

Yes you can see the unused holes, but it's really of no consequence