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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:12 am 
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Currently a Bravo owner, buying a used Wave. Year presently unknown but likely pre-2005/pre-EZ-Lock. If I were guessing I'd put it around 2000-2003 based on what I know. The boat is missing all removable rudder parts... the closest thing to a rudder are the pintles. My questions are:

1 - If the boat was originally non-EZ, should I upgrade to EZ, and if so do I need different pintles?
2 - Is there a "group" part number for a full rudder assembly, or do I need a list of individual parts?
3 - Do rudders or parts thereof from other Hobies fit this boat? Particularly an earlier (1980) Hobie 16?

Thanks in advance for any help!


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:41 am 
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Replace with or Upgrade to EZ Loc. Its less expensive by far and much easier to use.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:33 am 
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Thanks for the input, Matt. Still curious about using H16 rudders on Wave, as there's a guy not too far from me parting one out. Wouldn't mind getting her on the water on the cheap, and upgrading later.

As I understand it from part numbers, the EZ Loc rudders use both different pintles and different blades?


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:04 pm 
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The entire H16 rudder system? Not really sure how that would work. The type and placement of the transom hardware are different.

The EZ LOC uses a specific blade with indents for the housing cams.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 1:21 pm 
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You should go to the catsailor.com forum for the IWCA (International Wave Class Association). Their rules let you change rudders, and some folks prefer the older style; so you might find someone willing to sell you their EZ-Locks. You might also be able to sell your older style pintles.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:51 pm 
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The original Wave rudder system is also used on the 17 and newer 18s. You might need to adjust the length of the tiller crossbar.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 6:33 am 
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Thanks much for all the info, folks. I greatly appreciate it. Of course, if anyone has a used set of rudders, either style, they'd be interested in parting with please let me know.

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Paul


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