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 Post subject: ...what an idiot....
PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 6:32 am 
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okay... in my defense... it's been awhile since I've been in my Revo... been using the PA a lot. Last week decided to do some pond fishing and loaned my PA to a friend... I used the Revo. Launched no problem, trucked down to the end of the pond (about 200yds) , noticed a funny kind of shuddering vibration on the MD but was clipping along pretty good... fished the far end of the pond, pedaled back ... still thinking how quick the Revo is compared to the PA. Got BACK to about where my launch point was and started chunking my fly... saw something up against the bank, pedaled over and thought "Crap - somebody lost a fin!" .... pulled my drive and guess what.....? I'd pedaled OVER 400 yds on one fin!!.......Re-installed it right there and no problems rest of the day. Inspected it very closely... no rips or tears... nothing... how did I throw a fin without damaging the section where the little screw and adjustment nut are?


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 Post subject: Re: ...what an idiot....
PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 7:07 am 
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Is a PA that slow that you didnt notice you were running a single fin?

I want to get a PA next but you make it seem so slow or maybe the turbo fins are that good that you wouldnt notice


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 Post subject: Re: ...what an idiot....
PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 9:03 am 
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redsinthehead wrote:
how did I throw a fin without damaging the section where the little screw and adjustment nut are?


http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=12836

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This is sometimes caused by the added friction of the drive seal mounted at the aft end of the drive. In the worst case, the drive spine will miss the forward ledge and drop below the hull. Tipping the drive aft when this happens can then cause a compression and damage of the aft well wall. Pedaling the drive in this position can also damage the aft fin.


The aft fin leverages against the aft of the well and peels the fin off the hardware.

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 Post subject: Re: ...what an idiot....
PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:09 am 
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Good thing the fins float!


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