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LEWMAR 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
Customer Reviews
Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
32" Six-Spoke Folding Wheel 5524467 89700406
In stock online.

$799.37

36" Six-Spoke Folding Wheel 5524475 89700407
In stock online.

$836.60

40" Six-Spoke Folding Wheel 5524483 89700408
Ships when available.

$873.84

42" Six-Spoke Folding Wheel 8266082 89700521
Ships when available.

$1,161.81

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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Lewmar 32" Six-spoke Folding Wheel
 
4.7

(based on 3 reviews)

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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 Lewmar 32" Six-spoke Folding Wheel:

    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!

     
    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 Lewmar 42" Six-spoke Folding Wheel:

    Great product!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Happy with the purchase

    By Stephen

    from Buford, Ga.

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

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          Comments about Lewmar 40" Six-spoke Folding Wheel:

          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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