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 Post subject: T2 keel screws
PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:56 pm 
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Another tech question for the Hobie shop ....
The US T2 has the shortened skeg-protector strip. Consequently, the forward brass-insert holes spaced (every ~18") along the keel that used to hold the full-length keg protector on the European Tatoo have no use on the US version. These holes have a teflon/plastic screw filling the non-functional holes.

Can I remove these screws because they make for very bumpy rolling onto and off the trailer?
One of these has already had its head sheared off, so it may only be a matter of time before the bumpy rolling problem goes away!
Or, can we get the full-length skeg strips in the US?
Thanks much!


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 Post subject: Re: T2 keel screws
PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:31 am 
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You don't want the full length keel strip. It effects performance in a negative way. The keel strip is not in alignment with the water flow while sailing, so the strip causes a lot of drag. Euro sailing clubs like them for wear resistance.

You can knock of the heads of the nylon caps, remove and fill... whatever works.

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 Post subject: Re: T2 keel screws
PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 4:23 pm 
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excellent! I'll try the "remove and fill" with something like a rubber plug. It doesn't look like there's any opening into the keel/hull interior.


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 Post subject: Re: T2 keel screws
PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 5:09 pm 
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No opening thru to the hulls.

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 Post subject: Re: T2 keel screws
PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2016 4:58 pm 
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Matt - would it improve performance to remove the keel strips entirely? I do not drag my T2 across the beach.

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