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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:41 am 
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The knob is a wonderful idea however I do not see it in my catalog but was able to find them online.
I sail in sometimes fairly rough seas and strong winds and as a result my hand is extemely sore by the end of the day.
I would suggest adding a full size grip handle that the knob can be added on top of. Having large hands this would be a wonderful addition.
In the meantime, what are threads used so I can add a grip?
I have ordered the knob and my 2011 is stored at the Marina 30 miles away so I have no way to check this.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:30 am 
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I put an 8-20 eye bolt in my front steering knob to use my combo whisker pole/tiller extension. Happens to be same as camera mount, I use it on my camera extension pole.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:33 am 
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Oops! That's a 1/4-20 thread...

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:05 pm 
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IslandHoppa27 wrote:
Oops! That's a 1/4-20 thread...


Thanks iHop I'll give that one a try


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 4:46 am 
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I am performing this update on my 2009 AI after the existing handle broke. I ordered all the parts as suggested by Matt. What was very strange was the steering crank. Instead of a T shaped crank like the 2009 model has with bolts on its ends, its an L shaped crank. Attached is a photo Image

Do i tie both rudder lines to the end of the steering crank? Is this the correct part for 88991281 Hobie steering crank? If anyone can confirm it would be appreciated,

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:25 pm 
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AJ,

I think they've sent the wrong item. That looks like the rudder lift crank. The same happened to me.

Ger


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:57 pm 
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I also thought this was the wrong part as i could not work out how to attach it to the rudder lines. Can u share a photo of the correct steering crank?

I have already tried returning this part to the online store i purchased it from to be told its the correct part. They are currently returning the photoed part back to me. Matt can u confirm visually if this is the correct part for the steering crank to suit the new steering knob assembly or is this a stuff up?


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:49 am 
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Ammo,
I don't have the know-how to place any photos, even if I had one. Try this link:~

http://www.kayakfishingmagazine.net/art ... rade-.html

The steering crank is a "T" shape. Mine had a few bends put in it by design, because of the age of my boat.

Hope this helps

Ger

ps. Note that this will have similarities, but is for a different boat, therefore is not exactly the same.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:07 am 
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The crank is correct. The steering lines both attach to the one side, but one is routed forward to a turning block first and then back to the crank.

As shown here (Tandem shown... same concept):

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:09 am 
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This L shape crank is the current style used in the Adventure and all tandem models. The left steering line connects to the crank, then goes forward to a pulley, and finally back to the right side of the rudder assembly.

If you are trying to upgrade an older style, you can either install a pulley like on the current models, or use the T shaped crank used in the Revo/Outback.

Here are the current cranks used:

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The top one is the Sport crank. Below that is the Revo/Outback crank. The bottom left is the AI/TI crank and the bottom right is the Oasis/Outfitter.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:21 am 
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Ammo,

I apologise. Listen to Matt & Bcastile. It appears I'm behind the times.

Ger.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:47 am 
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Thanks so much guys, the photos and diagrams help better visual the upgrade and give me some options. I will probably go down the pulley path to use the new steering crank.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:47 pm 
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Can someone confirm the harken pulley to buy to complete this upgrade? Also the ideal location inside the AI? I am assuming it would be infront of the mirage drive hole?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:20 pm 
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Hey Matt

On this line I bought 4 knobs and they came as just that...the knob.
I asked about and found the thread count so I have the mounting screws but should there not be a top cap? Is that not generally included?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:23 pm 
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The knob assembly # 8891355 is a kit that includes the knob, cap, bolt and a washer.

It is possible you ordered / received just the knob part? 88991351?

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