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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:29 pm 
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The front steering control lever will turn left just a wee bit, the rear won't turn left at all. Also, they do not move together. The rudder has quite a bit of slop in it if I move it by hand.

Suggestions on where to look for the problem?

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:43 pm 
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Which boat? I'd assume a TI because of where this is posted.

If so...

Which rudder? Twist & Stow, or the new one?

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:13 pm 
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TI with the new rudder.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:55 pm 
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I'd check inside that the different knots on the steering lines aren't hitting and stopping each other or hitting the up/down lines. A smaller mirror 3"-6" helps a lot. Also, check that the lines are outside of the rod holder cups and scupper holes. Something must be catching.

If you move the rudder by hand does it also stop, or only with the handles.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:37 pm 
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If I move the rudder with my hand to the right it stays put, if I move it to the left it springs back to the center.

I also notice that there is noise coming from the front lever that reminds of something stretched too tight.

It's late here, the heat index is still around 100 and I'm freshly showered, so I will do the mirror inspection to see what I can see in the morning.

Thanks for your input :)


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 4:51 am 
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I would think cable (cord) tension

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 5:29 am 
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I am not seeing anything obvious - waiting for dealer to open.

Who runs these steering lines, the factory or the dealer?

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 9:55 am 
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Herbaldew wrote:
I am not seeing anything obvious - waiting for dealer to open.

Who runs these steering lines, the factory or the dealer?

Thanks

Factory, but the dealer should be able to fix it.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 5:19 pm 
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I am in much better spirits tonight, just got back from a full 6 hours of sailing with winds up to 15 knots :)

I had the no left turn problem fixed way before my dealer bothered to return my call. The left line to the rudder needed tightening by around 4 inches!

I asked about who ran the lines because some things just didn't look right to me inside the boat. I guess if the factory did them they must be.

The main thing I see that I questioned is in the following picture - looks like the line will cut through the scupper tube to me.

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The top line is bungee material and the slack line is not - it looks like its made to limit how far the bungee can stretch.

Is this proper?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 5:27 pm 
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The lines should be outside of the molded rod holders. I would move the foam block, probably have to loosen the lines again to get them outside of the rod holders, then put back the foam block and readjust the lines.

Glad you got out to enjoy it. Welcome to the Hobie TI!

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 1:14 am 
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What's the official word on the foam blocks Bob / Matt / Anyone. Are they a buoyancy improvement, or are they there just for transportation from the factory and can be removed by the new owner ?

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 7:17 pm 
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Slaughter wrote:
What's the official word on the foam blocks Bob / Matt / Anyone. Are they a buoyancy improvement, or are they there just for transportation from the factory and can be removed by the new owner ?

buoyancy improvement to meet newer government spec's in some places.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:12 pm 
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thanks Reconlon
was wondering the same about my '11 AI.
My hardshells sit insides always have an airbag inside the fore deck.
Until I hear different, all my boats will carry airbags in the bow as a last resort.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:07 pm 
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Trinomite, airbags in the bow hatch is not really a good idea if thats the only positive bouyancy in your yak (which, if its 2011, it isn't). If a kayak hull only has bouyancy in the bow and your hull starts filling up with water for whatever reason, if it starts to go down, you'll end up with an effect known as Cleopatra's needle (not good). Bouyancy aids should really be distributed through the hull - bow and stern at least.

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