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 Post subject: Cracked rudders
PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:56 pm 
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Ok, old salts and Hobie gurus -- I need your advice.

Just came back from a trip and discovered a multiple cracks on both rudders, possibly form trailing with the rudders attached. I know, I know, I should have taken off the rudders for a longer trailing trip -- lessen learned. :oops:

Anyway, should I:

1. Replace both rudders ASAP
2. Sail, but remove the rudders for any trailing
3. Sail/trail with cracked rudders and watch them shred to pieces

Cracks are on both sides, but this is the worse side

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 Post subject: Re: Cracked rudders
PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:17 pm 
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Replace. Bad day if they fail on the water. Those do not look good.

Fyi... only choices are Nylon (White) or EPO3 Fiberglass.

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 Post subject: Re: Cracked rudders
PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:12 pm 
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Thanks Matt, this was my impression as well. Already placed an order for new rudders.

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