The Edson Friction Brake for Pedestal Steerers (689ST-456) fits pre-2003 Edson Pedestal Steering Systems. It is designed to dampen the action of the wheel and is the most popular accessory for all steerers. Especially handy on long runs or when operating under power, these brakes can be used to secure the wheel under most conditions and will hold the boat on course while the helmsman trims a sheet or goes below.
- The brake can always be overridden by the helmsman
- Brake is constructed of bronze with long-lasting brake linings and are supplied with a stainless shaft and brake knob
- For safety, the handle is designed to "pop off" if a line gets tangled around it
- Edson pre-drills all holes required for the installation of the wheel brake which allows an Edson wheel brake to be retrofitted in approximately 20 minutes
Note: Since 2003, all steerers feature thru-shaft wheel brakes and this brake kit is not applicable for these newer pedestals.