Bulkhead mounted steering wheel pedestals

The F-44SC has two steering stations.  Two 32 in destroyer style wheels will turn on 1 in. diameter stainless steel shafts supported by bearings on both the inside and outside of the cabin bulkhead.

shaping the bulkhead mounted steering pedestals. As backing plates for the two steering shaft bearings, I used 1//4 in. aluminum.  

vac bagging the steering pedestals in place. In the foreground, I have pre cut and shaped triaxial glass to fit the steering mount. 

port side

starboard side



For the interior steering shaft bearing supports, I chose to laminate 6 layers of glass over 8 inch square pieces of 3/4 in marine plywood.

starboard side interior bearing plate

port side interior bearing plate