The "NEW" Kolstrand trolling gurdy valve has been redesigned for ease of use and service. The #8 O-Ring Boss ports keep the valve from leaking out the ports like some of the old style NPT valves. One valve is the same for either the Port or the Starboard side rail.
The center handle shaft position is a direct replacement for the Canadian or legacy Kolstrand valves. The friction valve has a nice detent feel in the neutral position, along with excellent "feathering" control.