Hi guys, I'm looking for a little advice. I just purchased a 2 year old Outfitter from a guy on Craigslist. It's in really nice shape, and you can tell that it has been used only a handful of times. When it works, it works great and I love it! Only issue is installation of the mirage drives, particularly the rear one. I always install the drives after I've launched the kayak into the water. With the rear drive in particular it really seems to take some effort to get the drive seated properly. Yes, I've read the mirage drive FAQ and I'm dropping them in straight. Seems like I have to either drop them in then jiggle them around as I push down hard or I have to kind of drop them down in hard (not slamming them in, just using some force). It usually takes a few minutes before I hear the "click". Bottom line is it's not as simple as just dropping them in and pushing them down till it clicks. Now it did seem to get a little better the more I did this (tried maybe 10 times over the course of a weekend) but still harder then I envisioned.
Is this normal? Does the installation get better as the drives "break in"?