Have owned a PA14 and now have a PA12 and I love them
The steering is certainly an issue for many people and I also would prefer it if it was a bit more consistent and less "twitchy".
As a possible "fix" I wonder if the rudder could be made "self centering" ?????
This could be achieved by fitting a suitable spring to each side of the steering drum, then attached to the hull.
The result wanted would be that if you realease the steering handles/knobs then the rudder assumes a "centered" position which would make the craft track in fundamentally a straight line.
Obviously the speed, wind, waves would still have an effect, but I think it would make it more controllable.
The springs could be retro-fitted quite easily as all is exposed when the cover plate is removed.
I feel the idea has merit.
Has anybody at Hobie tried or considered this idea ?
Feel free to shoot me down in flames