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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:03 am 
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Just wanted to give a shout out to Dan Hammack at Backyard Boats in Woodbridge, VA. He repaired/restrung my rudder control lines from last weekend and now they're working beautifully - even better than when we picked up the TI brand new. The roughness is gone, twisting the rudder from side-to-side is *much* smoother, and control to starboard under load is *much* easier.

We sailed close to 30 miles total over both days this past weekend, with a top speed of 5.8 mph. Wind conditions were as high as 13 mph reported, with occasional white caps and 1-2 foot chop. The new lines took it all and didn't feel strained as they had previously.

Dunno what Dan's magic sauce is, but it really helped!

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:17 am 
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Good news. Of course, would like to know what the magic trick is to make it work.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:50 am 
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Hi Mitch.

Any details you can provide us about Dan's magic with the Tandem rudders would be appreciated.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:45 am 
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Dunno the details myself since he did the repairs after I dropped the TI off for a few days. I'll ask him to see if he will post his solution.

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