How Long does it take to build a custom steering wheel?
We build all of our wheels to order and customize them specifically to fit your vision. While an average lead time is 2-3 months, that can vary based on the intricacies of the design. With a primary focus on quality, our small shop can get backed up at times. It's always best to talk to us to make sure we can hit your expected time frame.
What is the process for building a custom wheel? How do I get started?
We are glad to walk you through every step of the process. Building your dream is just as important as enjoying your wheel on your boat, and we want you to be involved. We encourage you to start with a phone conversation or a meeting at our shop. Your ideas will then come to life as we review sketches and approve a final design together. That vision defines the wheel that we will then hand-craft in our shop. Upon completion, we will install your wheel with you.
How much does a custom wheel cost?
I wish we could provide a simple answer. There are a lot of variables that go into each wheel, from overall diameter, to wood species, to custom inlays and hub engravings. We're always glad to talk with you. So, please don't be shy - give us a call and we would be more than glad to talk through options and provide you with an estimate.
Do you sell just the wheel hubs?
Sorry, we typically don't sell just the hubs. Hubs are specific to each wheel design and must be machined, not only to match the spokes, but also to the wheel shaft. If you are interested in building your own wheel, please check out our classes, we may have an upcoming class with this focus. If you are in need of a wheel restoration, we would be glad to talk through your needs.
What is the process for refitting a boat? How do we work together?
We begin by sharing ideas, as we want to fully understand your vision and provide you with possibilities that you may not have considered. We then work together to sketch out exactly what you would like us to do. Depending on the project, and your preference, we may then mock-up the design. This brings the project to life in full scale and easily allows for changes before we begin any work on the vessel. With approval, we then proceed with building, installing, and completing the refit of your boat. We'll work closely with you through each phase of the project, with strong attention to detail and bringing your dream to life.
Can I come visit the shop?
We welcome visitors. Please call or email us first to make an appointment to make sure we can give you our full attention. We look forward to seeing you!
Do you have a question that we didn't answer?
We're glad to provide some insight. Please reach out to us!