Most sailboats built in the 1980s had a Merriman or Yacht Specialties pedestal and wheel assembly. Then, Merriman went out of business in 1989, along with all hope of replacement parts... until now.
Paul Hart, owner of a 1987 Hunter 34, designed and builds his own, graciously making them available to other owners through SBO.
They are manufactured from stainless steel and aluminum, and are installed in about an hour. Complete installation instructions are included.
This has proven to be a great replacement part and SBO stands behind it with a full money-back guarantee.