Hobie Cat Forums

It is currently Fri Oct 24, 2014 12:19 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:34 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:15 am
Posts: 14
Hi Matt, l see that there have been a few probs with the PA rudder system. We know Hobie is working with torqeedo on elec yaks, is Hobie working on a improved PA rudder system as well? Waiting anxiously for the Hobie elecs to make their debut, CAN'T WAIT!! Jim


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 11:04 am 
Offline
Site Admin

Joined: Tue May 27, 2003 12:44 pm
Posts: 9134
Location: Oceanside, California
The Torqeedo elec motor is shown in our new brochure, but is not officially announced. Check back around October 1st!

The engineers have been testing a larger drum for the steering to reduce the ratio between the handle and the rudder. That is looking really good at smoothing the steering a bit more.

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


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 4:29 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Sun Aug 02, 2009 11:29 am
Posts: 425
mmiller wrote:
The Torqeedo elec motor is shown in our new brochure, but is not officially announced. Check back around October 1st!

The engineers have been testing a larger drum for the steering to reduce the ratio between the handle and the rudder. That is looking really good at smoothing the steering a bit more.


is the larger drum something that can be easily retrofitting to all older PA's? is it something that we would have to buy and change ourselves like the sailing rudder upgrade for other Hobies for instance?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 8:33 am 
Offline
Site Admin

Joined: Tue May 27, 2003 12:44 pm
Posts: 9134
Location: Oceanside, California
When it is finalized and then produced... The drum would be a free upgrade. Easily installed. This is under the small black plate above the rudder in the aft deck. We have also changed the spectra line to help reduce the "chatter" or "grunting" seen in some systems. Something about the line having a coating or not makes a difference.

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


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: Exabot [Bot] and 3 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:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group