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 Post subject: Getaway rudder alignment
PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 5:25 am 
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Hi folks, I've just bought a 2002 Getaway from a friend with the older, cam-style rudders. Unlike others in the forum, I have no problems with the rudders locking/un-locking.

What I do have is some serious weather helm, which I think is due to the rudders being out of alignment (well, in fact, I am sure they are out of alignment, just not sure if this is the total cause of the weather helm).

The question is: how do you adjust the alignment of these rudders? On my old Hobie 18, the tiller/crossbar rig was adjustable, so you could angle the rudders to your liking. On the Getaway, the tiller/crossbar rig is fixed.

Any tips would be appreciated.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 1:52 pm 
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Check to see if you have reversed the rudders left to right. Would cause a LOT of toe-out.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:50 pm 
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Aren't the rudders on the newer Getaways reversible?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:14 pm 
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Correct EZ Loc is symmetrical (production started 2004-05).

Older ones with aluminum castings could get reversed (tiller arm bend for Ackerman).

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