Q. Does the switchbox control my steering too?

A. No. Steering is accomplished by using your feet to create resistance on the side you wish to turn. There are many variations on that theme but, it's basically a no-brainer and once you do it, it's like riding a bike. The IMPORTANT CONCEPT here is that while the motor provides the power, and your feet provide the steering, YOUR HANDS ARE FREE TO FISH, change flies or lures, eat lunch while traveling, take pictures, etc