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Author:  cooldudecaptain [ Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:23 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Please post a picture of "free upgrade" furling line gui

Sorry 'nap' but the fact the Lock Bearing is held in place with 6/32 screws should indicate they're not made to be torque'd down.....

It would not make any difference if the the Lock Bearing was plastic or SST, they're 'just' 6/32 screws.

Author:  nap [ Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:06 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Please post a picture of "free upgrade" furling line gui

Understood. Thanks.
I think this lock bearing is poorly design. Sorry Hobie.
Ill just put a drop of sikaflex on the new one to strengthen that part with small crack. And include in my maintenance checklist. I purchased 2 as backup and will keep the old ones. And continue to use the keep out line as I feel this lock bearing will eventually break and cause the akas to come out.

For those installing it, look closely where the screw head will sit and youll see that pushing the screw head down more than it supposed to will also push the plastic down. I have a poor vision and installed it outside with not much lighting which contributed to not making good judgement.

Author:  robfromnj [ Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:32 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Please post a picture of "free upgrade" furling line gui

mmiller wrote:
christian.herve. wrote:

Can you tell me if m’y TI is concerned ? Do I have to change those parts or not ? If yes, how can I proceed ?


https://www.hobie.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=71&t=61653

mmiller wrote:
Free Island Updates Announced To Dealers Today

We have received enough parts to start offering an AKA Lock update. We have also created a furling line guide that helps to prevent the line from getting stuck around the bearing plate. Both kits are available through warranty at no charge.

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79520604 AKA LOCK KIT HINGED HOOK
This kit includes 4 sets of aka spring hooks and the aka bearings they lock to. This creates a more positive lock for the aka into the crossbar that is less affected by part distortion or aka twisting motions. This is standard on all new Islands. Instructions: https://static.hobiecat.com/item_attachments/79520604.pdf


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79512101 ISLAND FURLER LINE GUIDE KIT
Keeps the furling line from getting stuck on the bearing plate. Guides the line up onto the drum when you pull on the furling line. This is standard with all new Islands. Instructions: https://static.hobiecat.com/item_attachments/79512101.pdf


Contact your dealer to receive these updates.

My dealer said these are no free upgrades.....Is it just a certain area that free upgrades are available?

Author:  tonystott [ Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:10 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Please post a picture of "free upgrade" furling line gui

If Hobie says they're free, the dealer needs to comply...

Author:  mmiller [ Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:14 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Please post a picture of "free upgrade" furling line gui

Always free. Everywhere.

Have them refer to their Dealer bulletin we posted 10-6-2017.

Author:  Kal-P-Dal [ Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:00 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Please post a picture of "free upgrade" furling line gui

Now I have finally got these free upgrades - THANK YOU!

But still would appreciate if anyone could post a picture.
It is not possible to mount this furling guide as shown in the pdf file.

best regards
thomas

Author:  tonystott [ Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:17 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Please post a picture of "free upgrade" furling line gui

Kal-P-Dal wrote:
Now I have finally got these free upgrades - THANK YOU!

But still would appreciate if anyone could post a picture.
It is not possible to mount this furling guide as shown in the pdf file.

best regards
thomas

How is it not possible? Don't the holes line up on the underside of the bearing housing? I only say this because I don't recall anything remarkable when I fitted it to my TI.

Author:  Kal-P-Dal [ Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:23 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Please post a picture of "free upgrade" furling line gui

Please Tony, post a picture!
A close up.

br thomas

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