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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:47 am 
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If you are having problems with your Hobie Rudder system. Here are some films that i've made to help solve these problems;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jfn8f93 ... 7a&index=3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvISoICv ... 7a&index=4

I hope you find that helpful.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:20 pm 
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Nice - thanks!

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:09 pm 
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In general, very good - but the second one doesn't completely apply to US boats.

US rudder cams are mounted with a flare pin that must be drilled out, not the roll pin used on these boats (Hobie Cat Europe mfg., I assume from the appearance).

Also, I don't like to lubricate the "hook" on the rudder cam - maybe it's personal preference, but I think it's too hard to get enough release pressure with lube in that area. It's also another area of grease that will attract sand and dirt (and get on you if you touch it).

10 kgs for kick up tension? That seems a bit high (22 lbs). I seem to recall factory spec being more like 7 kg, but I could be wrong.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:44 am 
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The 16's that we're using are from Hobie Europe, so slightly different to the US boats like you say.
I've found, in my experience that if the tension is set to anything under 10kgs that the rudders kick up once you hit around 20knots. Unless it's kept totally flat.
It could be that with the nature of where we sail - a flat water bay, wind blows side shore 20knots + most afternoons - means we do a lot of beam reaching which puts the most load on the system.

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