Hobie Cat Forums

It is currently Sat Sep 20, 2014 11:05 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Outback rudder issue
PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:57 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:19 pm
Posts: 2
I recently purchased a used Hobie Outback. The first time I took it out I discovered it only turned left and hard left. Below are pics of the steering and rudder. I'm not familar with Hobies so any suggestions to what's the problem is greatly appreciated .
Image
Image
Image
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Outback rudder issue
PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:34 am 
Offline
Site Admin

Joined: Tue May 27, 2003 12:44 pm
Posts: 9025
Location: Oceanside, California
First... the stainless mount is bent off to the left.

Bend it straight and then adjust steering lines while steering handle is centered in it's throw. That is pointed to the right at about 20 degrees or so. Swing the handle left and right... to find the center... not to be pointed straight ahead... when the rudder is centered.

_________________
Matt Miller
Director of Parts and Accessory Sales
Hobie Cat USA


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Outback rudder issue
PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:35 am 
Offline
Hobie Tech / Moderator

Joined: Wed May 28, 2003 1:12 pm
Posts: 1008
The rudder mount is bent. The rudder should be vertical - not at an angle. You might just bend it back into shape - or if needed you can buy a replacement mount part # 81350001 from any Hobie kayak dealer - to find a dealer click the link at the top of this page or here: http://www.hobiecat.com/dealers/

_________________
Jacques Bernier
http://www.hobiecat.com/
http://www.facebook.com/HobieCatCompany


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Outback rudder issue
PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 5:20 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:19 pm
Posts: 2
Thanks for the help.I bent it back.

I'm also thinking about taking off some of the existing mounts and installing gear tracs. Any suggestions?


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group