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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 6:39 pm 
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the masts on my brandy new V2 drive are screwed on very tight. Before I spray and penetrating oil between the mast and brass insert, is there anything I am not doing right to remove them? I figure the flat spot on the shaft is for my wrench. Thanks!


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:02 am 
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Yes, the flat if for a wrench. They are installed with Loc Tite, so if swapping out for Turbo length... use the Loc Tite when re-installing.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:28 pm 
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Thanks Matt. One more ques: do I have to upgrade the drums too or can I just upgrade the sprockets and masts on my V1s? Tx!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 2:33 pm 
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Drum upgrade is not "required", but added stress from Turbo fins will stress the adjustment holes in the drum. Be sure the adjustment pin is fully seated. Avoid really stomping on the pedals. Possibly consider bolting the pedal in place if you know what setting you use and don't share the drive.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 4:23 am 
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Hi Matt,
I tried to unscrew my fin mast from my TI's V2 drive. I sprayed RP7 into the brass insert but when I tried to unscrew the mast I found that instead of the mast coming loose, the brass insert started to rotate in the sprocket shaft. My drive is less than 2 years old.
This was the second fin mast I was trying to remove. The first unscrewed as described in your maintenance instructions on this forum - albeit with some initial effort to overcome the loctite.

I am now worried that this drive will fail when I am out at sea.
What can be done about it?

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:22 am 
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Contact your dealer to file a warranty claim for the sprocket. They likely used too much loc tite when assembled here at the factory.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 5:00 pm 
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Thanks for the fast reply Matt.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 7:54 pm 
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And why are we happy to be Hobie owners? :P


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