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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 3:21 pm 
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Hi,

I have an original rudder mount that I just noticed is welded crooked. The T-bar that the rudder pin goes through is not perfectly perpendicular with the bar that holds the rudder. As a result the tip of my rudder is 3-4 inches to the left of center.

Is there a replacement part or is there an easy repair? I assume it is welded stainless steel? Could I hit the joint with a propane torch and hammer it into position?


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:49 pm 
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Sounds like a warranty issue to me.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:49 am 
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This kayak is pretty old. It's just been mainly hanging in a garage, which is why the defect has gone on so long without being noticed.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 2:44 pm 
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Maybe not in warranty but would take to Hobie dealer to look at it.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:02 pm 
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Ok, I "fixed it". I hit the welds with a propane torch and was able to turn it center with a wrench and vice.


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