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"Anything Nautical is going to be high, never find that cheap, and a damn ships wheel. What the heck even a cheap plastic one is costly."
I had a conversation with one of the owners of Antique Nautical Warehouse in Galveston a few weeks back. They go on several buying trips to India and Turkey ship-breaking yards annually. He said ship's wheels are almost impossible to find at any price these days because all the ships have switched over to electronic controls. They're all piloted by joysticks now. Somehow, I don't think an authentic ship's joystick would have quite the same aesthetic value in a tiki build...