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 Post subject: Pro angler steering
PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 7:22 am 
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I understand there is consideration on changing the steering to make it less sensitive. Has there been any progress?


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 Post subject: Re: Pro angler steering
PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:01 am 
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Yes. A new steering "drum" is ordered and should be available in about a month. We will inform registered owners, dealers and forums when it comes in. This will be a free upgrade.

84500501 Steering Drum

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Pro Angler steering is more sensitive than some users desire. Hobie Cat has designed this new steering drum to reduce this sensitivity. This change reduces the motion of the rudder in relation to handle movement. Turning sharply is reduced, but steering in a straight line is easier.

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 Post subject: Re: Pro angler steering
PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:17 pm 
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Hooray ....


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 Post subject: Re: Pro angler steering
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 1:03 pm 
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The new drum is here and available. We will ship direct if you have already registered your warranty with us. Otherwise, contact your dealer!

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 Post subject: Re: Pro angler steering
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:14 pm 
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mmiller wrote:
The new drum is here and available. We will ship direct if you have already registered your warranty with us. Otherwise, contact your dealer!

Basic replacement video: http://picasaweb.google.com/jimczarnows ... 0016783154

Matt,
If we registered, do you guys send it out automatically or will we get some notification or do we need to request it?
Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Pro angler steering
PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 5:00 pm 
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We will ship direct if you have already registered your warranty with us.

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 Post subject: Re: Pro angler steering
PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 6:18 pm 
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How do I find out if my boat is registered with you? I purchased it from Backyard Boats, Woodbridge, VA. It was in the very shipment they received and they wanted to register it for me.


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 Post subject: Re: Pro angler steering
PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 7:16 pm 
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You should have sent in the card that came in the paperwork with the hull number on it. That would let Hobie know you had that particular hull. Also, you can do it on line. Need your hull number. There's help on line to find out where that is... I just found mine on the stern. Had to dirty my finger and wipe it over the numbers to be able to read them.

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 Post subject: Re: Pro angler steering
PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 7:51 am 
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Matt, to what degree does this limit the tightness of the turn? I hope to get one installed and try it before the ice gets here but in case I don't would like to have an idea.
Thanks, Roger

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 Post subject: Re: Pro angler steering
PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 1:10 pm 
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Engineers say the change is minimal. We had it set up to turn WAY too tight anyway. Too easy to turn the rudder near full 90.

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 Post subject: Re: Pro angler steering
PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 3:24 pm 
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Thanks Matt

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 Post subject: Re: Pro angler steering
PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:39 am 
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Here is a quick video on the installation:


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 Post subject: Re: Pro angler steering
PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:47 am 
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Printed instructions: http://static.hobiecat.com/web_uploads/2009/11/24/84500501.pdf

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 Post subject: Re: Pro angler steering
PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 7:48 pm 
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I recieved a replacement drum today in the mail. Thanks Matt and Hobie!


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 Post subject: Re: Pro angler steering
PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 8:00 pm 
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I did also. Thankyou also.


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