From the office of “Why didn’t I think of that?” comes Forespar’s new quick-release Steering Control Arm, which is basically a tiller extension for a wheel. The arm has a twist-lock extension, like those found on many boathooks, and a quick-release clamp, so it can be attached or detached from a wheel in seconds. As with a tiller extension, the Steering Control Arm allows you to steer from farther outboard and should be especially useful aboard boats with smaller wheels. The result is better sightlines when maneuvering under power or when sailing with a big genoa. The Steering Control Arm also makes it possible to steer in comfort from a stern-rail seat. For more on the Steering Control Arm, click here.
Hanse’s E-Motion Electric Rudder Drive
When news that Hanse Yachts had launched a new form of electric-powered yacht first broke in the winter of 2016, it was widely reported. After all, Hanse is one of the world’s biggest builders of sailing boats, so this had the feeling of a breakthrough to it.After nearly a year, ...read more