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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:21 pm 
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Waiting for my rudder fix to arrive. Anyone else received it yet ?


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:14 pm 
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Just got mine. Will get it all installed this weekend.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:28 pm 
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Thanks TxYackMan. Did you get it through the mail or through your dealer ?


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:19 am 
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Mine came through the USPS a few days ago and I'll be installing mine this weekend as well.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:34 am 
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Wow, hope Hawaii is not too far behind everyone else.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:27 am 
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I got mine several days ago. I installed it and tried it out yesterday. Boat behaved just like it did when I used a bolt to hold the rudder down but it's easier and quicker to hook and unhook the bungee.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:40 am 
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That good news Jerry.
Hats off to the engineers @Hobie cause that is nifty idea.
Do you think the new rudder pin helped/changed anything?

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 8:31 am 
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Received mine via USPS priority mail direct from Hobie on Monday... or was it Tuesday? :oops: Anyway, I'm hoping the new rudder pin will lessen the downline steering difficulty as noted by others. We'll see as I'm taking it out tomorrow.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:01 am 
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Do you think the new rudder pin helped/changed anything?


Completely fixes the left steering issue when using strong down line tension. FYI... using the bungee hold-down makes down line tension pretty much unnecessary as well.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 12:47 pm 
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TxYackMan wrote:
That good news Jerry.
Hats off to the engineers @Hobie cause that is nifty idea.
Do you think the new rudder pin helped/changed anything?

I haven't been using the down line since I started bolting my rudder down so I can't say but I did put the new pin in.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 3:00 pm 
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Man, can't wait to get mine.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:20 pm 
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OK, Sanity Check Time.

Is drilling 3 holes (inline) through the rudder and housing not a potential new source of rudder failures?

Plus, we have just added a hole, a bolted cleat and a bungee at the weakest part of the blade. These blades were pretty much snapping there before these "improvements".

Just sayin,...

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:35 pm 
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NOHUHU wrote:
Is drilling 3 holes (inline) through the rudder and housing not a potential new source of rudder failures?
before these "improvements".


You drill two holes on above the other in the housing and one on the rudder. The 3 holes are not inline.

Only out with the new mod once but so far it worked fine. Going out on Sunday stripped down to a kayak and we peddling three miles up a river and back. Sure hope the rudder does break and leave me up a creek.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 6:57 pm 
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Installed all the fixes. Rudder bungee looks promising. Hope to try it out very soon.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 8:43 pm 
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Ok...I did get a chance to try out the newly installed rudder pin and yes...it does seem to help reduce tension in the steering lines when the downline is tensioned. A good intermediate fix from Hobie.

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