Hi all...first time here for me...great forum. After 2 years in my Outback I upgraded to an Adventurer today and spent 6 hours on the water testing it out. I love it...stable and fast...just what I was after as i do alot of overnight touring. A couple of questions after my first daythat others may be able to help with:
1. The rudder will not retract onto the deck when it is locked into the groove holding the rudder to the steering assembly
. It only needs a small knock out of the groove to retract but on the water this is just about impossible. I note that the assembly is factory fitted and presumably tested so is the way it is or is there some adjustment I should make to be able to raise the raider at will.
2. I got a very wet ass first time out
- it was windy with small waves but nothing much. Should the scuppers under the seat be left open? (The wet ass was quite fine though because it was stinking hot down here today - Australia)
3. I also have a Hobie sail from my Outback that I hope to try out tomorrow...anything special I need to know for the Adventurer? Is the dagger board available commercially yet?
Thanks for your help.