Designed to dampen the action of the steering wheel, Wheel Brakes are the most popular steering pedestal accessories we sell.
Especially handy on long runs, or when under power, these brakes can be used to secure the wheel under most conditions.
They will hold the boat on course while the helmsman trims a sheet or goes below.
The brake can always be overridden by the helmsman, so there is no danger of not being able to effect an emergency maneuver.
Without a brake, the rudder can swing violently from stop to stop in rough weather, potentially causing damage to your steering system.
Brake legs are constructed of bronze, and fitted with long-lasting brake linings.
The actuator shaft and knob are stainless steel.
For safety, the knob is designed to "pop off" if a line gets tangled around it.
The brake kit comes complete with mounting plate, plastic shaft bushing, and mounting hardware.
All Edson pedestals come pre-drilled to accept the brake shaft, and the kit takes about 20 minutes to install.