Steering wheel removal


Slavko Despotovic
 

Hello,

is there easy way to remove the steering wheel on SM. I have removed the part with Henry Amel signature, and removed the screw. From here I do not know as the wheel is firm in place. I do not what break anything so advice will be helpful. Wheel will be send to company that will put new leather  cover.
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Slavko
SM 2000
#279 Bonne Anse in Portoroz


 

This may help you, especially if you have an AutoProp and AutoProp puller.
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On Fri, Mar 26, 2021 at 2:15 PM Slavko Despotovic <slavko@...> wrote:
Hello,

is there easy way to remove the steering wheel on SM. I have removed the part with Henry Amel signature, and removed the screw. From here I do not know as the wheel is firm in place. I do not what break anything so advice will be helpful. Wheel will be send to company that will put new leather  cover.
--
Slavko
SM 2000
#279 Bonne Anse in Portoroz


Patrick McAneny
 

Slavko, 
I removed mine probably ten years ago to send it out to have it coated by Color Wheels ,a vinyl coating that has held up very well and still looks new. As to getting the wheel off, it took a lot of force to get it off. If I remember correctly I put stainless hose clamps around the spokes and used a prop puller to apply the force necessary to get it off. It took much more force and time than I expected to get it to pop off. I think I would now use deneema line instead of clamps ,if I removed it again .
Hope this helps,
Pat
SM Shenanigans #123


-----Original Message-----
From: Slavko Despotovic <slavko@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Fri, Mar 26, 2021 3:07 pm
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Steering wheel removal

Hello,

is there easy way to remove the steering wheel on SM. I have removed the part with Henry Amel signature, and removed the screw. From here I do not know as the wheel is firm in place. I do not what break anything so advice will be helpful. Wheel will be send to company that will put new leather  cover.
--
Slavko
SM 2000
#279 Bonne Anse in Portoroz


Slavko Despotovic
 

I ask local shop to make a tool and after 5 minutes steering wheel was off. Easy an fast. It took much more time to have tool made b6 local shop. Cost was 10€. Diameter of inner wheel is 90mm and distance between two holes is 63 mm.
Bellow are some photos. 
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Slavko
SM 2000
#279 Bonne Anse in Portoroz


Slavko Despotovic
 

Old, new. Project closed. Thanks to all for useful advice.
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Slavko
SM 2000
#279 Bonne Anse in Portoroz


eric freedman
 

Hi Bill,

What size are the holes in the prop puller?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse
Sent: Friday, March 26, 2021 7:46 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Steering wheel removal

 

This may help you, especially if you have an AutoProp and AutoProp puller.

image.png

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

 

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On Fri, Mar 26, 2021 at 2:15 PM Slavko Despotovic <slavko@...> wrote:

Hello,

is there easy way to remove the steering wheel on SM. I have removed the part with Henry Amel signature, and removed the screw. From here I do not know as the wheel is firm in place. I do not what break anything so advice will be helpful. Wheel will be send to company that will put new leather  cover.
--
Slavko
SM 2000
#279 Bonne Anse in Portoroz


 

Eric,

More than you wanted to know:

There are two threaded holes 8mm on either side of the axis. Use the AutoProp Puller and modify it by drilling two 9mm holes spaced 48mm - 63mm apart (it varies). Two 8mm screws are inserted into the new holes of the extractor and screwed into the holes of the wheel. By screwing in the center bolt of the AutoProp Puller, the steering wheel can be removed. 

Note from Steve S/V ALOHA: The older SMs do not have the 2 holes on the wheel for a puller. A technique that works is to have one person sit in the helm seat and pull hard on the wheel with both hands while the other taps on the shaft with a weighted mallet. Make sure to protect the threads on the shaft with the nut. This was recommended by Olivier, and it worked after a few whacks.

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On Sun, May 16, 2021 at 4:02 PM eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

Hi Bill,

What size are the holes in the prop puller?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse
Sent: Friday, March 26, 2021 7:46 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Steering wheel removal

 

This may help you, especially if you have an AutoProp and AutoProp puller.

image.png

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

 

View My Training Calendar

 

 

On Fri, Mar 26, 2021 at 2:15 PM Slavko Despotovic <slavko@...> wrote:

Hello,

is there easy way to remove the steering wheel on SM. I have removed the part with Henry Amel signature, and removed the screw. From here I do not know as the wheel is firm in place. I do not what break anything so advice will be helpful. Wheel will be send to company that will put new leather  cover.
--
Slavko
SM 2000
#279 Bonne Anse in Portoroz