Here I am with another question
I searched the forum but nothing came up hence this post.
I have been advised to remove the rudder casting when my Hobie 16 is not in use and is stored at the club due to reasons of theft.
It appears a simple task of simply knocking out the retaining rudder pins after removing the pin clips, however the retaining pins are rather tight and are taking some force to drive out.
Is this normal behavior?
Are the pins tapered so require knocking out in a specific direction i.e knocked out down through the casting or knocked up through it?
What tool(s) do you employ to drive the pins out, a long screwdriver or piece of bar stock of a smaller diameter?
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