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Old 10-27-2021, 07:30 AM
egladding egladding is offline
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A heated steering wheel and seat would be an amazing option in November and December around here!!
So there we were, 4 against 40, they were the toughest 4 I've ever seen
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Old 10-27-2021, 05:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Net_Man View Post
My wife would love this option.
I don't think my wife has or will ever touch my steering wheel
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Old 10-27-2021, 07:31 PM
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Originally Posted by ltrain View Post
I don't think my wife has or will ever touch my steering wheel
Mine either.
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Old 10-28-2021, 08:24 AM
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I have got her to drive 1 boat in our 50 yrs together. we were in my 21' cobia and I told her she couldn't drive it. so just to spite me and prove me wrong. that was yrs ago and she hasn't touched a wheel since.
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Old 10-28-2021, 11:20 AM
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For the life of me I don’t understand why your wife not driving the boat would be a point of pride.

We split duties. I drive probably 70% of the time but my wife is ready willing and able to do so. Our last trip this year I couldn’t have done without her. It was more of a sightseeing trip than fishing, but due to an arm injury, she did all the driving.

When it’s time to load the boat, she can do the boat or the truck (she prefers the truck).

Back on topic, I’d option out a heated wheel if it was an option. We have a heated seat (along with a heater) in our Malibu. I’d love to have that in my Ranger.
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Old 10-28-2021, 06:06 PM
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My wife and I enjoy the single console boat that we have.

I drive most of the time, but if it is rough and windy, I will have her drive so that she can be behind the windshield and out of the wind.

In past years, if fishing a big potentially rough lake in the spring and fall, I would bring some snowmobile insulated helmets with a full visor.

Then, if the wind and or rain and or snow picks up, one would pop on the helmet, pull down the visor and sneer at the lousy , but excellent fish catching weather on the other side of the helmet visor.

This is particularly nice if drifting with the wind, so that the people fishing are always facing into the weather. Helmet on, visor down - and smile as the fish comes into the boat as we look into the driving wind, possibly rain and or sleet - depending on the time of year we are fishing.

Best wishes
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Old 10-29-2021, 07:51 AM
Bosshogg Bosshogg is offline
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Originally Posted by That Minnesota guy View Post
Seriously? Get heated gloves or carry the heat packs ice guys use.
I truly hope you never have to experience arthritis, but if you do, you will understand why a heating steering wheel is so desirable.
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Old 11-07-2021, 01:20 PM
Ozark Bob Ozark Bob is offline
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Minni Guy nailed it. You are not gonna be warm without gloves by using a heated steering wheel in the open windblown console seat in cold weather! You will also need another battery to heat the wheel. Heated gloves hats and jackets are and have been an option for many years. google motorcycle clothing. They run on their own batteries. Hand warmers are another very reasonable alternative. I have arthritis like most of us old guys. A warm palm and a cold back of my hand does not help anything out in the open. JMO Bob
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