I did notice that you store it with the rudder pulled up and I read that this has caused premature failure to some of the parts, just can't remember which ones.
You may want to search for that topic.
I did a search and really didnt find any recomendations. I remember reading about rudder pins failing, but dont know if that is related to storage. I am going to lower my rudder tomorrow, but if someone knows please let me know. Thanks for bringing this to my attention.
Another thing that I have noticed is my rudder cable/rope is fraying where the cleat attaches. Anyone else notice this?
It's not the heat it's the humility!!!
Hobie Pro Angler