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 Post subject: Tiller Connector Kit
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:05 pm 
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Hey guys, I picked up a Hobie 14 about a month ago, now I'm doing some basic repairs. I notice my old connectors that connect the cross bar to the tiller arms were toast. I ordered a new set (Tiller Connector Kit) and am confused where the spring goes! does it go in the middle or on the bottom! Any input would help.

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Neil


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 Post subject: Re: Tiller Connector Kit
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:30 pm 
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spring is on the bottom

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 Post subject: Re: Tiller Connector Kit
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:15 pm 
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perfect!! thank you mucho!

NEIL


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 Post subject: Re: Tiller Connector Kit
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:06 am 
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To prevent scratching of the hull decks, the spring (and nut) should go on the top (like the one on the left):
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 Post subject: Re: Tiller Connector Kit
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:46 pm 
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hmm no kidding...now I gotta go flip mine! Sorry about the bad advice!

edit: hmm just looked at mine. Its about 3" away from the deck with the rudders kicked up?

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 Post subject: Re: Tiller Connector Kit
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:13 pm 
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hobiesrock wrote:
hmm no kidding...now I gotta go flip mine! Sorry about the bad advice!

edit: hmm just looked at mine. Its about 3" away from the deck with the rudders kicked up?
Old-style bent tiller arms? (pre-1983).
With re-drilled rudders, it could be a lot closer, too.


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 Post subject: Re: Tiller Connector Kit
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:50 pm 
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yup 1980.

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 Post subject: Re: Tiller Connector Kit
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:53 pm 
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The real test is to lift the tip of the rudder up as far as it will go and see how close the bolt gets to the deck.


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