The stick is a device for the boat’s tiller. It is a kind of extension. It permits you to steer in an optimum position and to feel the boat better. A stick must be chosen according to the boat. If the boat has a soft and even feel, a light stick may be used. If it is hard at the helm, a larger model is needed. On small sailing vessels, the baton is often sufficient. On a cruiser a larger model is better. It is always best to move towards a telescopic stick that can adapt to the width of the cockpit and the position of the helmsman. On long journeys, varying the length of the stick allows you to change position.