Don't mean to hijack the thread, but really just including myself in the same category as Rohm. Also just picked up a Revo 13 that was a Dealer (closing his doors) Demo here in Salt Lake. While its in great shape overall, I do have a cracked drum on the rudder. I have scoured the forums, the Web, Hobie resources, etc. and while hoping to just replace the specific parts, it looks like the rudder is only available as an assembly. Can any of you Hobie veterans confirm this?
Other than that, I have the usual dried out bungee cords, net gear pockets and so forth. While my first and only other kayak really has nothing to adjust (Ocean Kayak T-11), I'm looking forward to fixing up the Revo prior to her maiden voyage, as I am a retired (US Army 15R) helicopter mechanic/technician and believe I will enjoy the rudder rigging adjustments and other intricate workings of the Hobie. Like Rohm above, I too have longed for a Hobie and am glad the opportunity has finally came along to join the ranks.
Looking forward to meeting many of you in the forum, as well as eventually in person, while angling from the new (new to me) platform. Any tips and help are always welcome and for reference, my user name on NWKA.com is CastIronTrout. Thanks in advance...Dave