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 Post subject: Hobie 16 Rudder Problems
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:01 pm 
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Im sailing a Hobie 16 out of Dana Point, Ca, and have a few questions.
--At high speeds, I have to pull the tiller extremely hard towards me to keep
the boat going straight. Is this normal?
--Also at high speeds, the rudders hum occasionally. how can I fix this.

=Thanks for reading,
Robert


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:53 pm 
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FAQ Section has this info - sounds like you don't have the rudder locked into the down position to me - or they are raked back too far - need to tuck the rudders under the transom further.
Here are some links for you to read:

viewtopic.php?f=18&t=467

viewtopic.php?f=18&t=12859

Also the owner's manual might help explaining how to rig and sail the boat - big thing is getting the rig right and the rudders locked down (make sure your cams are functioning corectly)

link: http://www.hobiecat.com/support/products/hobie-16/

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:50 am 
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You're right the rudders aren't locked into place. Both of the cams are jammed into place. Hopefully replacing them will do the job. Thanks for the feedback.
-robert


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