I took a look on the line yesterday. The pedal strap fitting contacts the hull at the same point as the full stroke. You hit the end of the stroke at virtually the same point. There is no way to avoid a full stroke end point. The fins hit the hull bottom at the same moment as well. It's technique... you need to shorten your stroke.
First of all thank you for looking into this for me. I appreciate your candid response.
When I test peddled a 2011 outback the peddles hit at a setting of 7. The dealer thought it was probably because the demo was a rental that had been abused all year and perhaps had some play in it. When I purchased my boat last Friday we tested to see if the peddles hit at a setting of 7. They did not, but the hull had a big dent from shipping. Thus, they swapped it out for the one I picked up the next day. We did not re-test this issue since it did not exist in first hull, however when I took the boat out the problem became evident. At the moment I am trying to decide whether to keep the boat or not. I really love it, but I just spent a lot of money for something that is somewhat broken for me. It would seem to make sense that if some of the hulls do work with a setting of 7 that informing dealers to try and cherry pick the hulls for taller customers would seem to be a good practice. Even better would be if you ran this check at the plant and somehow marked the "tall" models.
Once again thanks for your response.
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