The Hobie Steering Knob Assembly gives you a more comfortable hand position and better leverage. Fits Tandem Island and all 2011 and newer Mirage model steering handles. Includes the steering knob and the attachment bolt and cap. Steering handle sold separately.
Bigger than expected. Gives feeling of better steering control, and prevents my fingers from getting tired after steering all day. Well made with thread-locking compound in a small groove to prevent the knob from coming loose. As a drawback, it sometimes conflicts with the position of my left leg.
The steering knob works well. The problem I have is when I am fishing I put my legs in the water and the knob is right under my leg and it is uncomfortable.
Great little addition to my pro angler rudder control. It doesn't really enhance the performance but it creates a little larger profile in your hand which for me it's more comfortable. Having larger hands, smaller controls and grips tend to cause my hands to fatigue and cramp quicker.
This knob is excellent. For the price, why would you not have one?