Primus Wheel 13.5" Black 3/4" Tapered Shaft with Knob Finger Grips -
Black Powder Coat
Few components on a boat are touched as frequently as its steering wheel.
Thatís why Schmitt & Ongaro Marine designed Primus, its new cast stainless steel
steering wheel, to deliver maximum ergonomic all-day comfort and engineered it
for long-lasting, uncompromising durability. The visually striking wheel
complements any helm and comes with a lifetime warranty.
The Primus is manufactured using a unified investment casting, including the
integrated ring, for massive strength. NMMA type-accepted and CE certified, itís
so strong, it greatly exceeds ABYC P-22 and ISO 8848 standards. Polished to a
mirror-like finish, the 316L stainless steel provides superior corrosion
resistance and has minimal maintenance needs. Satin-finish and powder-coated
versions will be available in the future.
Available in 13.5″ and 15.5″ diameters, the rim is slightly thicker than most
other wheels. At 1Ė1/8″, the larger size lessens the hand fatigue thatís common
with thinner styles.
UV-resistant black Santopreneô rubber provides all-weather control and
comfort, and a dramatic counterpoint to the gleaming stainless steel.
Underneath, finger grips deliver a sure, solid grip. It extends through the top
of the rim, providing additional gripping surface. The contiguous piece of
Santoprene also extends slightly under the spoke junction for a smooth,
ergonomic fit. The result is an attractive wheel that matches any helm dťcor.
The Primus is available in three spoke configurations: slotted with
decorative Santoprene inserts, open slots or solid. Edges have a slight radius
for comfort, without sacrificing its markedly defined appearance.
The optional stainless steel Control Knob is large and comfortable. Itís
installed on a spoke, 3/4″ from the rim edge, to ensure it wonít interfere with
any controls or the driverís helm space. The installation has no visible
protruding fasteners to catch clothing or hinder the smooth tactile experience.
Schmitt designed the knob with glass ball bearings to eliminate corrosion and
provide a lifetime of free-spinning.
The Primus incorporates the industry standard 3/4″ tapered hub. The durable
stainless steel center nut works with all steering systems, with optional styles
- Black Powder Coat
- Diameter: 13.5"
- 3/4" Tapered Shaft with knob finger grips