Hobie Cat Forums

It is currently Fri Aug 01, 2014 5:58 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:43 pm 
Offline
Hobie Team Member

Joined: Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:34 am
Posts: 26
Location: South/Central Louisiana
Purchased a PA14 in May of 2013.
Added my own, aluminum, oversized rudder.
Tightened rudder lines taut but not "guitar string tight."
Discovered that:
* my turning ability was notably enhanced - happy
* while cruising at slower speeds my steerage is more responsive - happy
* while cursing at higher speeds the tiny amount of slack in my rudder lines apparently allows my rudder to move a mere 1/16th"(?) right or left and cause me to veer off course quickly and notably. Maintaining a straight heading while maintaining any notable speed required constant manipulation of the steering lever… until I discovered that by applying counter pressure to the starboard side control knob, I could maintain a true heading. Of course, this leaves me in a position wherein I have both hands being used and am certainly not "hands free."

Solution: Through my dealer, I ordered a BOA rudder tension kit from Hobie.

Problem: It comes with no installation instructions.

I searched online and found nada.
I searched the message boards and found nada.
I even went to my dealer and tried to get photos of the tension device from inside the hull of a 2014 model but I wasn't comfortable removing the foam blocks inside the hull on a boat that didn't belong to me.

Any help???

_________________
Proud owner of a fleet of Hobie Revolutions! Five in the household and five Revo's on the water chasing redfish, trout & flounder in the shallow marshes of Loozyanna.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:55 pm 
Offline
Site Admin

Joined: Tue May 27, 2003 12:44 pm
Posts: 8918
Location: Oceanside, California
We have not yet finished instructions. The parts have been requested by users and dealers and provided to those who thought they could handle the job. We have not yet offered it as an actual kit, so copying what is in a new boat is the only advice I have so far.

Hopefully someone who has done the install will chime in.

_________________
Matt Miller
Director of Parts and Accessory Sales
Hobie Cat USA


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 5:01 pm 
Offline
Hobie Team Member

Joined: Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:34 am
Posts: 26
Location: South/Central Louisiana
Thank you Matt.

I'm slated to go back to my dealer on Tuesday to teach another set of their employees about favored accessories for fishing from Hobie Kayaks, etc… and will get with one of their guys to see about removing more foam so I can get the pics I wanted.

I ain't mad, just looking for some help. :D

_________________
Proud owner of a fleet of Hobie Revolutions! Five in the household and five Revo's on the water chasing redfish, trout & flounder in the shallow marshes of Loozyanna.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2014 3:03 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Wed May 09, 2012 1:17 pm
Posts: 59
Any progress on the rudder tension adjustment instructions for pro angler?


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: kayakcle216 and 6 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group