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Six-Spoke Folding Wheels

Ideal for a range of yachts, including those with twin-wheel steering; Designed for boats up to 45ft

Conventional wheels act as a barrier across most cockpits, reducing available space. The Whitlock Folding Wheel has solved this problem with a unique hinge system that allows the fast-action handgrip release to fold and unfold the wheel. The two-turn buttress-threaded split-spoke mechanism is operated by a simple twist of the composite hand grip. Ideal for a range of yachts, including those with twin-wheel steering, allowing the unused wheel to be folded for better instrument visibility and freedom of movement.

  • Dual hub fits 1" Morse taper shaft and 1" parallel shaft
  • Designed for boats up to 45'
  • Three year warranty
Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
32" Six-Spoke Folding Wheel 5524467 89700406
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$799.37

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36" Six-Spoke Folding Wheel 5524475 89700407
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$839.00

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40" Six-Spoke Folding Wheel 5524483 89700408
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$879.00

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42" Six-Spoke Folding Wheel 8266082 89700521
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$1,169.00

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Product Description

Ideal for a range of yachts, including those with twin-wheel steering; Designed for boats up to 45ft

Conventional wheels act as a barrier across most cockpits, reducing available space. The Whitlock Folding Wheel has solved this problem with a unique hinge system that allows the fast-action handgrip release to fold and unfold the wheel. The two-turn buttress-threaded split-spoke mechanism is operated by a simple twist of the composite hand grip. Ideal for a range of yachts, including those with twin-wheel steering, allowing the unused wheel to be folded for better instrument visibility and freedom of movement.

  • Dual hub fits 1" Morse taper shaft and 1" parallel shaft
  • Designed for boats up to 45'
  • Three year warranty

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LewmarSix-Spoke Folding Wheels
 
4.8

(based on 5 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (4)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I will use Westmarine for all my boat needs

By Pete

from Belmar, NJ

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Visually Pleasing

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoor

    Comments about Six-Spoke Folding Wheels:

    Excellent service and support and willing to match a competitors price

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Worth the Money

    By Bruce the Beach Bum

    from Panama City Beach FL

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Visually Pleasing

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Six-Spoke Folding Wheels:

        On a 41' Hunter, replaced the standard 42" wheel with this 40" folding wheel. For ease of access, made all the difference in the world!!! It was easy to install. Works great. Feels Great. Looks Great. While it's a bit expensive, you need extra passage room around the helm, this is by far THE best option.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Made my cockpit larger

        By AJ on s/v Valinta

        from Pacific Northwest

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Liberates Cockpit Space

        Cons

        • Compatibility

        Best Uses

          Comments about Six-Spoke Folding Wheels:

          We have a Nauticat 32 sailboat which has a very tight cockpit and bought this wheel to make it possible to circumnavigate the cockpit without doing the "vertical limbo" or clambering up the cockpit seats. When folded, this wheel really gets out of the way. It is nicely made and after 8 months of cruising in two seasons, it still looks like new. (We cover it whenever not in use.)

          The biggest problem we had was that the provided hubs are not compatible with our hydraulic steering system, which has a smaller, tapered shaft of a different size than the "standard sizes" supported by Lewmar. We had a special stainless steel insert and nut fabricated and it worked very well. Unfortunately, this fabrication cost about 50% of the cost of the wheel itself, which is certainly not cheap! On the other hand, cockpit real estate isn't cheap, and this was certainly more cost effective than moving up to the next bigger Nauticat!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great item to make the cockpit roomy!

          By Saša

          from Chesapeake Bay

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Install
          • Quality Design
          • Works With Auto Pilot

          Cons

          • Lots Of Edges When Folded

          Best Uses

          • As A Steering Wheel

          Comments about Six-Spoke Folding Wheels:

          Great product!

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Happy with the purchase

          By Stephen

          from Buford, Ga.

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Six-Spoke Folding Wheels:

          The product has met my objective of opening up the cockpit, especially in and out via the open transom. It's a pricy addition, but I am pleased that it is sturdy and functional.

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