Piece of logic here... Since the system does perform as designed in most cases, this does not point to a design issue alone.
the system most certainly does perform as designed, unfortunately it does not FUNCTION as intended or as needed in this application.
If I had access to the AutoCAD or ProE files I could show you what the issue is in my case AND how to fix it.
I refuse to believe that all of you cannot see the issues (there are a couple) after all of the documentation here.
What is most disconcerting is this,
Have your dealer get you a new rudder Housing & Blade - no charge...we're happy to replace it - not sure what else would help, we've not seen one that won't line up before. There isn't a first or second generation rudder - all TI's have had the same rudder design - there hasn't been any changes to it - this model kayak only starting shipping a couple of months ago now - so its not likely there was a change made so quickly.
Have your dealer get you the parts and try that - simple...sorry again for your issue - we'll get it resolved - that's what we do!
I have been patiently waiting for this since jumping through several hoops for my dealer and the regional rep, only to be told that the regional rep has put a stop on everything till he is satisfied my issues are real AND I only discover this after I inquire about the parts after waiting some number of weeks without so much as a peep from the dealer, the regional rep or any other Hobie representative.
What is a solid Hobie fan and paying customer to think?