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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 3:54 pm 
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Talking about a 2015 AI 2 right now. I don't want to add a tiller extension and start hiking out with the steering handle behaving the reverse of a tiller in normal sailing. I'm afraid my tiller reactions on other boats i sail would get reversed and confused. When it's just a handle moved by my wrist--that has not interfered with sailing on other boats where it is my arm and shoulder that move the tiller. So I've been content until now that I think about adding haka benches, tiller extension, and hiking out.

Can I reverse the lines at the cam underneath the steering handle? Does anybody have a picture or some information on what that looks like in there and/or how to do this?? Only way I can see it is with a mirror at this point. People must have to replace broken lines sometimes, so I would guess there's info about this somewhere.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:41 pm 
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Welcome to the fleet. I see you are local, where will you be sailing?
Don't sweat the reverse tiller thing. You will get used to it. Use two fingers as it will be a different action than a normal tiller.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 6:11 am 
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Thanks for the shout. Where are you? I live south of Pottstown and west of Phoenixville. Stuck with Marsh Creek or Nockamixon mostly because of time issues. Barnegat is 2.5 hrs for me each way, so that's less attractive.

I saw somebody heading for Marsh Creek recently with a red AI 2, or TI. Was that you? Thinking of calling up Jack Ott at Clews and asking if anybody else has bought this summer.

This is my 3rd Adventure Island--had an AI 1, tried the TI for social reasons (but she didn't like it), and have now come back to the AI 2. I do still want to look into the steering switch. Marsh Creek in any strong breeze is extremely turbulent, and I may be sailing a laser also there. I really don't want to mess up quick reflexes. Also I have sailing friends that freak out at trying the AI when they realize it steers reversewise.

So, anybody out there? I'm still looking for info about working with the steering lines. Thanks


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 2:04 pm 
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I am near Doylestown so nockamixon is my favorite.
When there is no wind I go to barnegat.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 10:53 am 
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what launch on Barnegat. I know a ramp at Tom's River, beach at Trixie's landing, and the public dock at Tuckerton. Do you have others or a favorite?? :-)


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 11:25 am 
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mikereddy wrote:
Can I reverse the lines at the cam underneath the steering handle? Does anybody have a picture or some information on what that looks like in there


This is not the same system, but may help in understanding:

http://static.hobiecat.com/digital_assets/Twist-n-Stow_Repair_Manual.pdf

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:30 pm 
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Trixies is my favorite. I have launched from the state park, but only in a regular kayak.
Would like to find a new place farther north, but have not explored yet. I take RT 530 out so it drops me right there.
Looking at going again saturday, winds not looking like much locally.
Barnegat is a wet ride but always fun.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 1:07 am 
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mikereddy wrote:
So, anybody out there? I'm still looking for info about working with the steering lines. Thanks


Maybe you can be interested in my mods.
I added steering lines to existing ones, have a look to this thread:

viewtopic.php?f=70&t=54440

Just cross the lines to get the behavior you are looking for.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 5:01 am 
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Matt, Blasius--thank you both very much. I'll look at both links within a couple days. Today and tomorrow I'm focused on building and testing a crude haka bench for the port side of the AI 2. Back later....


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