You can navigate the cursor to a specific column of the current line using
| character. For instance typing
will navigate your cursor to the 45th column of the current line. If you type a number that exceeds the number of columns on the line, your cursor will be placed on the last column.
Here is what the help files have to say about
| To screen column [count] in the current line. |exclusive| motion. Ceci n'est pas une pipe.