Glad to hear you'll be getting a new boat from Hobie, I suspected they would probably be doing this. Hopefully this is all you'll have to deal with and the rest will be just periodic maintenance, but most of all, you'll have many happy sailing days in the future
Your new boat (should) not need any adjustments in this area, however it's always good to read up on what things (can) happen and what might precipitate their occurrence. Like the post I mentioned before: viewtopic.php?f=75&t=36284&start=15
and the related articles contained within it. The Forum is
a great resource for this and we all benefit from our experiences
That's right, yours had a similar issue and other problems as well - how could I have forgotten about all that
. In any case, you say that:
Tom Kirkman wrote:
....So I elongated the mounting holes in the Truss just a bit, which allowed the truss to slip back on easily, with no pre-stress on the hull mounting studs or brass inserts.
Even if the studs and mounting points were beefier, the Truss mounting holes need to be large enough to accommodate these small variances from hull to hull.
I'm not sure why you had to "elongate" the mounting holes to get the V-Frame Assembly back in position. Unless I'm not understanding you correctly, I wouldn't have recommend doing that.
Turning the Turnbuckles in shortens their length, which allows you to easily remove the assembly. Turning them out expands it, allowing you to fit the V-Frame back over the Screw Socket and down again. I believe that sound you heard, "like a gun going off" was because you hadn't taken the load off the unit before trying to remove it.