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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 2:17 am 
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Hi guys,

I'm finally planning on installing the rudder upgrade on my A.I. (after having it sitting in the box for 4 months!).

I'd like to use the existing rudder lines and tubes, to make it a neater install (in particular keeping the rear
hatch opening clear of cables). I'm going to unscrew the front pulleys for the up and down lines, in order
to give me a little more to play with when fitting the lines to the rudder.

Are there any issues/problems/traps I should be aware of when performing the install?

I'd be keen to hear from any others who've performed the upgrade using the existing rudder lines.

Cheers,

Mike.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:26 am 
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I upgraded my AI when the new rudder first came out. To keep the hatch clear I used a combination of new and old lines. I kept some of the old tubes because they are longer. Hardest part is to tie the knots under the deck. Hobie uses a special knot to attach the lines. One end of the line is a loop. This loop is folded over to form a double loop. The other line has a figure eight knot. This knot gets slipped through the double loop and tightened. I remember there was something about the port side of the hatch. I had to make up the line aft of the hatch so I cut a short tube as a slide around the hatch. Stays in place with some electrical tape...

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