If you have the newer style steering, then why not order an extra handle? It's what I did! Now when I use my spinning reels, the lefhand can reel and adjust the rudder. When I use my casting reels, I use my right hand to reel and make rudder corrections. Problem solved! In the future, I think that it would be beneficial to include the handle as a standard feature on new Hobie PAs. Just seems to obvious and the handle itself can't be that much more of a labor cost item. Heck you could even ship it to the dealer and have them install it when the shipment arrives. No brainer if you ask me.