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 Post subject: Hobie 17 rudders
PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 11:30 am 
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My 17 rudders are black. Does this mean they are carbon?


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 Post subject: Re: Hobie 17 rudders
PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 1:54 pm 
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Far as I know, the 17's came with the EPO Rudders.


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 Post subject: Re: Hobie 17 rudders
PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 6:23 pm 
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jharvey3 wrote:
My 17 rudders are black. Does this mean they are carbon?


Nope -- not necessarily. My H17, 1989, came with black plastic rudders. It would say EPO on the rudder and they would feel much lighter than a solid plastic.

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 Post subject: Re: Hobie 17 rudders
PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 6:36 pm 
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It would be highly unlikely they are carbon. They most likely are EPOs which are fiberglass and would have been on an 89 H17.


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 Post subject: Re: Hobie 17 rudders
PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:16 pm 
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I believe there is carbon in the Tiger rudders, but the black 17's are suppose to be EPO. (that was what came on them) unless someone swapped them out for something lesser.

I have black on my 18SX - but I think those are just plastic? Not sure. But my 17 rudders have old EPO stickers on them.

Come to think of it. I also have a white set of 16 rudders that have a "fiberglass" emblem on them as well.
gets kinda confusing which is better than what?


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