Fast responsive steering really helps while running through tight spots. In Idaho, you see stick steering, in western Washington and Oregon you see tiller steering on outboard jets. One of the popular fearures of a sport jet is it's fast steering. A regular helm with an outboard is about 4 turns lock to lock. A sport jet is about is about 3/4 turn lock to lock and the "Quick Steering" for outboard jets made by Flow-Tec is about 1 1/2 turns lock to lock. I had a customer in Idaho try one and really liked it. We just installed one in a 17' Alaskan w/ a 140 suzuki and I tested it for the first time yesterday. I was concerned it would feel heavy, it didn't. It's based on a rack steering system and does need more room than a rotary system. The rack is about 20" long. MSRP is $499 (tilt is optional). You should be able to order this system thru any marina.- Glen
Photos show difference between the rack quick steer and a rotary helm.
This is the boat we tested it on.