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 Post subject: Rudder Control
PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 4:28 am 
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Hi everone,I'm a new hobie outback owner and first time forum user and i have a question which i hope doesn't sound stupid.
My rudder lever is offset when the rudder is sitting straight which i find annoying but the dealer tells me this is the usual setup that most people prefer so can anybody give me some advice on their preference.


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 Post subject: Re: Rudder Control
PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 1:14 pm 
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Yes the rudder lever is offset to the right on the last 5 hobie kayaks that I have owned. One time I adjusted the lever to straight and had to put it back since it decreased the throw when turning left. I could turn sharply to the right but was limited to the left. I also found that with the lever offset, my hand position was more comfortable than straight (ergonomic?). After some time, it should feel second nature and you won't give it a second thought.


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 Post subject: Re: Rudder Control
PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 3:00 pm 
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I used a magic marker to "stripe a line" on the vertical wall ahead of the handle when the rudder is in the middle or centered position.....simple visual solution. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Rudder Control
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:08 am 
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Thanks for the answers i got for my question on rudder control, i can now concentrate on FISHING.


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