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PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 3:34 pm 
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I experienced a complete loss of rudder control while sailing in moderate winds today. I looked back over my shoulder and discovered that I had picked up a large clump of seagrass on the rudder. Recycled rudder up and down again to dislodge - and life returned to normal. I only mention this as there have been numerous issues reported with rudder control and this might be a possible cause of at least *some* of those.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 7:10 pm 
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Good to hear your steering issue was an easy fix.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 6:04 am 
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Yeah, I've experienced that as well. The other TI steering issues feel similar but don't go away after the rudder has been cycled up and down several times.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 2:50 pm 
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Messes with your lures too.

I have gotten in the habit of pulling up and checking both from time to time.

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