Just got my PA 12 and am real excited about it. Sorry if this question sounds naive....but I'm new to the Mirage Drive: at the end of each forward/backward stroke I hear a distinctive knock coming from the bottom of the hull. Is this normal? Maybe this is the turbo fins hitting the underside of the kayak. Of course, I can shorten my forward/backward stroke and eliminate the noise but I'm wondering if I should adjust the travel distance of the fins somehow. The PA is so quiet moving through the water otherwise and I hate to announce to the fish that I'm coming their way. Thanks for any advice.
I have the 2013 PA14 and I did notice the knock. first make sure the mirage drive is installed correctly (no wobble). second I only got the knock when I fully extended the peddles. once you get going to a comfortable speed you do not have to continue the full strokes 1/2 strokes maintains the speed and stealth. I hope this helps. The knock is the fins hitting the bottom.