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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:44 pm 
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Just hearing a few whispers about a new rudder fitted to PA's.
Anyone heard or seen one ?
Are they going to be available for retrofit I wonder ?
Would be nice if steering was improved :D
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:31 pm 
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Nothing yet available from Hobie Cat, but we are working on a larger rudder. Would be available as an upgrade... not a retrofit I think. Not expensive. I would hope for Spring 2014 availability.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 5:38 pm 
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Hey Matt.
That's great news, thankyou.
Have "they" been testing it ? ( shhhhh...secret Hobie business I guess)
I'll put one on back order now :lol:
Do love my PA :D
Cheers.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:25 am 
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Testing? Of course!

No part number yet available to order it though. From what I hear... it extends aft and is wider, so loading / lifting using the skids could cause issues.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:08 pm 
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is it like a twist and stow or replacement for the existing rudder .......... will you be able to mount an Evolve to it ? ........... Hopefully?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:45 pm 
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It's simply a bit larger blade. Not a rudder system, so not a Twist and Stow or anything related to eVolve mounting capability.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:59 pm 
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mmiller wrote:
Testing? Of course!

No part number yet available to order it though. From what I hear... it extends aft and is wider, so loading / lifting using the skids could cause issues.


Need more Testers Matt

Happy to pay the postage to Australia

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 1:27 pm 
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StevenM wrote:
mmiller wrote:
Testing? Of course!

No part number yet available to order it though. From what I hear... it extends aft and is wider, so loading / lifting using the skids could cause issues.


Need more Testers Matt

Happy to pay the postage to Australia

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Get in line Steve :D


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 6:23 pm 
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mmiller wrote:
it extends aft and is wider, so loading / lifting using the skids could cause issues.


Figured this would be the only solution but see it not working that well for me when loading/unloading. Guess I would need to start using the Trax 2 cart that I bought and never use. So easy to just drag it up to the trailer for loading.

I don't worry about the bottom getting scratched because it is going to get banged anyway. Like my dad always told me when I left the house with the family car..... keep the shiny side up :mrgreen:


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islandspeed2001 wrote:
.....Like my dad always told me when I left the house with the family car..... keep the shiny side up :mrgreen:

Jerry, wouldn't that be "keep the saddle side up & the hooves side down? :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:33 am 
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Lt.FireDog wrote:
islandspeed2001 wrote:
.....Like my dad always told me when I left the house with the family car..... keep the shiny side up :mrgreen:

Jerry, wouldn't that be "keep the saddle side up & the hooves side down? :mrgreen:

Since I was raised in KS and worked on ranches during high school, gotta say that would also work for me


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islandspeed2001 wrote:
Since I was raised in KS and worked on ranches during high school, gotta say that would also work for me

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