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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:00 pm 
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A Keeper… I am not sure about this particular part# but RAM does make stainless 'Marine" versions of most bases and joints. You have to look for them.

You get powder coated alum bodies and stainless hardware. Those don't last forever, either.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:20 pm 
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chrisj wrote:
My RAM ball "universal joint" is still rocking after two years and showing no signs of breaking down. Slight surface corrosion of the aluminium nut and bolt, but nothing substantial.

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I'd forgotten about your Ram mod Chris. Looks good.
Now I've experienced "tendon" connections though I'm keen to develop them further.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:55 pm 
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I haven't heard anything yet on the cable tendon break. The "Worlds" finish tomorrow so I guess things will be back to normal next week.
Meantime I've been busy on V2 of the modified tiller knob which is much more compact.
I'd like to see Hobie come up with a redesigned knob assembly so that it takes a standard tiller extension universal/tendon.
Something like (though obviously much better than) this:
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The universal on the left is a Riley and on the right is a Ronstan
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Both fit:
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So, Hobie engineers, how about it?
Do-able do you think?
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Lots of info on replacement universal tendons here:
http://www.apsltd.com/c-287-replacementuniversals.aspx


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:34 am 
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I like it! :D


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