J O Woodworks is now a factory authorized distributor for the WaveFront TillerClutch.  This is a great new product we discovered while at the Lake Havasu Pocket Cruiser Convention in 2011.

Sailing alone or short-handed?

Use the WaveFront TillerClutch™ to “lash the helm” with the simple click of a lever. It’s conveniently mounted under the tiller with the lever right in your steering hand.

Click it on or off for instant steering adjustments. There are no knobs to turn, friction to fight, plastic to break, ropes to rig, or bungee cords to adjust.

The TillerClutch gives you a firm hand on the tiller, whenever you need it.

Easy to mount. Easy to use. Compact and durable. The best adjustable tiller-holder on the market. Hands down.

See a TillerClutch Demonstration on You Tube!



The TillerClutch is an innovative steering accessory, unlike any other tiller product on the market.  Some of the uniques features are:  

  • Unique toggling rope clutch system precisely balanced to maximize holding power with minimal user effort. No need for adjustment screw-knob

  • Light touch activation when disengaged so the TillerClutch is always ready for use

  • Rope clutch mechanism calibrated to be overpowered in emergencies and to relieve excessive rudder stress in heavy conditions

  • Won’t slip under normal working loads

  • Does not use or interfere with the mounting points of a tiller pilot and remains in place when a tiller pilot is used

  • Special grooved base fits round or square tiller handles

  • Simplified mounting requires only two screws centered along tiller shaft

  • Compact and solid metal construction withstands the abuse of hard sailing

  • Major components made of solid aluminum alloy hard-coat anodized and sealed

  • Internal parts made of passivated stainless steel

  • Mechanism designed to prevent jamming from sand, salt or corrosion for trouble-free use

  • Lever pivot rides on advanced synthetic bushings for permanent lubrication and electrical isolation to prevent galvanic corrosion

  • Thoroughly rounded edges for comfort and safety in rough, jostling conditions

$69.99plus shipping

Contact us for special pricing when purchased with other items.  You will never be able to buy it for less.


ATTENTION: If you live outside the lower 48 United States please contact us directly to discuss shipping options (i.e. Alaska/Hawaii/International).