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 Post subject: rudder action
PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 5:37 pm 
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Simple question re the H16 rudder meachanics: as I approach the beach, are the rudders solidly locked down or will the pop up when they hit the ground? As I approach, I've been lifting the tillers up but that gets tough when managing my small kiddie crew on a windy day. Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: rudder action
PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 5:40 pm 
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The rudders will kick up all by themselves. Their own patented design !!! :)

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 Post subject: Re: rudder action
PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:16 am 
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They should kick up but you really should test that first, especially if you have the older rudder system (pre-'85) without the adjustment bolt in the top of the tiller arm. Most of the rudder adjustment videos will show how you can use a fishing scale to set the kick-up tension.

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 Post subject: Re: rudder action
PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:03 am 
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It is advisable to pull the rudder locks up before approaching the beach/ jetty. Even if you don't pull them up, the rudder blades will still come up but may get damaged everytime they hit the ground.


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