Does anyone know where I can get a parts diagram and parts list for my 2009 PA? I ask because an incident occured today where I was lucky it didn't happen when I was fishing offshore a few miles. It was very annoying that my rudder steering line broke just as I was pushing away from the boat launch. I have so much gear that it takes awhile to get the PA loaded and unloaded with my motor, battery, large cooler, etc...Today was the first day in over a week where the weather was nice enough to go fishing. It was sunny w/ no clouds, 0-5mph winds, but hot about 92 degrees (cooler than this past week though). By the time my PA was loaded and in the water ready to go, I was already drenched in sweat and ready to relax and be about my way...I know the water was deep enough because my motor sits lower than the rudder, but anyway as I went to pull away, the steering lever became hard to move and then snapped. The kicker though was that before even leaving home I performed a dry rig to make sure everything was working properly(Fish Finder, Trolling motor, AND I dropped the rudder and cycled the steering lever back and forth to make sure nothing was binding. As luck would have it, even though I had some tools with me to open the steering box...The cable had snapped inside the tube so there was nothing I could do while on the water....SO...I had to go through the hassle of pulling my truck back down to the launch and unloading all my gear from the PA, etc..., while a line of 3 boats had to wait for me to leave before being able to launch...I got no dirty looks though, because I think the people saw what I had just been through and saw it in my eyes and on my face that I was %$#@%$# off...So they knew better than to even look at me wrong...I'm normally not violent, but today I felt PA Rage (Similar to Road Rage)...
So...Hobie...I'm disappointed at another design flaw I've found in the 2009 PA...I've had to make a number of mods over the last 3 years to my PA to correct issues (design flaws) and I have quite a bit of money invested in it now and don't want to sell it...I just want to correct the design flaw (Hobie's use of string, where vinyl coated Stainless Steel cable would probably have worked the best because of the inaccessability of the rudder steering line and importance of the rudder).
Anyway...Please forgive my bit@#$ng...I just need/ want a parts diagram so I'll be able to make an educated decision on whether or not I have the tools and can make the repair/ mod myself.