Our WheelStick telescoping steering control works just like a hiking stick or tiller extension on a dinghy. It extends your functional reach when behind the wheel. Great for minor course corrections when motoring or easy sailing, the Wheel Stick allows the helmsman to move away from the wheel and still control the steering.
Twist to release and extend the arm, twist again to tighten. Install or remove the steering arm from the rim clamp by fully depressing pin. Remove the Steering Control Arm from the wheel clamp when not in use.
Includes stainless steel wheel rim clamp with hex head fastener and twist lock telescoping control arm with quick release feature.
This extended range of movement has two specific benefits. First, it enhances safety by allowing the helmsman to move outboard to the rail, increasing their forward line of sight. This is especially helpful when trying to see around large heads'ls. Second, it allows for a number of new sitting positions for additional comfort. On many boats this means the helmsman can now safely relax on the stern rail seat.
Our Catalina Direct kit includes storage clips and fasteners to store the WheelStick conveniently at hand. Mount the clips under a nearby hatch to create a convenient storage spot. When it is time to use the tiller stick, just unclip it from the hatch and snap the quick release into wheel rim clamp.
• Telescopes from 27" to 48"
• Quick pin diameter: 5/16"
• Clamp fits 7/8" to 1" wheel rim
I first encountered the WheelStick on a customer’s C-445 that we chartered. It was very handy while sailing in light to moderate winds and super convenient on those light wind days when we decided to motor rather than sail. It provides greater latitude to steer from multiple positions either for increased comfort or better visibility.
I liked it so much that as soon as we returned from the charter, I had Todd add them to our inventory so we could offer them to our customers.
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