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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 1:32 pm 
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p0uch76 wrote:
They bought the hobie in Australia and can't seem to get much info down there about replacing the standard fins with the ST Turbo fins...can you help me out please?

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Who did they ask p0uch76?
Any Hobie dealer will tell you the Turbo's will fit all models!


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 1:10 pm 
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stringy wrote:
p0uch76 wrote:
They bought the hobie in Australia and can't seem to get much info down there about replacing the standard fins with the ST Turbo fins...can you help me out please?


Any/All Hobie Dealers in Australia would have advised you that "yes" you can change fins. Contact the dealer in your region.
Steve
Hobie Aus


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:40 pm 
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Yakaholic wrote:

Yes, I prefer the SS over the plastic sprockets. My heavy turbo fin use, coupled with the ability to strike objects, re-straighten the mast and keep going are better than taking a chance of cracking a plastic sprocket.



Old Salt,

I have a new 2011 Kayak with Turbo fins, my first trip out I broke two teeth on the plastic sprocket and the chain jumped several teeth. I'm getting a new sprocket under warranty....I don't think this will happer again but I was wondering if stainless sprockets are available for the Mirage Drive 2's.

Thanks!


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:16 pm 
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I am sorry to hear that you have had a problem with the sprocket teeth breaking & the chain skipping cogs HOWEVER I would strongly suspect that the problem you have experienced relates to adjustment of the drive rather than something inherently wrong with the plastic sprockets or drive chain.

In my experience the plastic sprockets are very robust and reliable: the teeth do not routinely break and the chains do not slip on them even under heavy usage.

Chain slippage can occur on the older stainless steel sprockets if the cables are not correctly adjusted, especially the idler cable, but as far as I am aware the plastic sprockets do not suffer from this issue to anything like the same extent: unless the cables are really badly adjusted.

Stainless sprockets are available and should fit your drive, but if the problem that you are trying to resolve is one of broken teeth & chain skipping on a drive equipped with plastic sprockets I would be looking to cable adjustment before considering retro-fitting stainless sprockets.


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