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 Post subject: Up down rudder lines
PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 5:25 pm 
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I thought they always seemed to bind. It looked like they were always twisting around each other. I changed the pulleys out to swivel pulleys and they work much better. no more twisting. Might be a change Hobie should make.


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 Post subject: Re: Up down rudder lines
PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 11:36 am 
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We didn't go with swivels because the line themselves can induce twist... and spin the swivels.

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 Post subject: Re: Up down rudder lines
PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:21 pm 
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So you explained why you didn't fit a swivel pulley, but what do we do about twisting lines?
I was getting weed stuck on my Hobie TI rudder so I tried to raise it but it kept jamming :-(
20 Knot winds while surfing big swell was down right dangerous with rudder issues? On inspection once home I found the lines fwd of the pulley twisted and as I pulled the rear rudder up it moved the pulley & tightened the twist until it jammed? If this was a car they would have a full recall?
So whats the fix??
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 Post subject: Re: Up down rudder lines
PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:50 pm 
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This happens to me as well. If I notice that my lines are twisted, I'll pull the Up/down line (which ever one I'm untwisting) all the way out and twist the handle/line, the opposite direction of the pulley twist, as the line retracts back into the hull (hope this makes sense). It takes repeating this process a few times but it eventually works out the twist. This doesn't completely solve the problem, but it's an easy enough way to undo the twist when it develops.

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 Post subject: Re: Up down rudder lines
PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 5:09 am 
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Yes that does make sense, it will be easier than undoing the pulley block :)
You are also correct, it fixes immediate problem but doesnt fix the issue!
Thanx for you reply, Ill give it a try in the morning & see how I go :)

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