Stick Steering Review

Discussion in 'OnBoard Electronics & Controls' started by LinedTheBlind, Jan 8, 2007.

  1. LinedTheBlind
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    LinedTheBlind Junior Member

  2. maddyfish
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    maddyfish small boater

    My grandfather had a 14 ft 40 hp fiberglass boat that had stick steering, I didn't like the feel, but I guess you'd get used to it. One good thing is that it took up very little space.
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    FAST FRED Senior Member

    I am planning on a similar setup for STROLLER , a cruising powerboat.

    The tiny space requirements , plus the ability to use a tiller auto pilot ,( really cheap with instant install/remove ) are the reason for the choice.

  4. ted655
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    ted655 Senior Member

    I've had such a setup. There are pros & cons. Ir is great for fishing and slow speed manuvering. No motor kickback. VERY smooth & responcive. Almost TOO responsive. You can do a lot of damage at high speed OR in a moment of confusion. It is counter intuitive! You eventually "learn" to steer. Watch out for that right brsin-left brain confusion in a crisis.
    I found it hard to go from my little fish'n boat with it, back to my other boat with a wheel.
    I had a bud who never got the hang of it. Some swear by them, others swear at em.

  5. peabody
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    peabody Junior Member

    Interesting. I want one.
    Be great on the river.
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