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Author:  hewebb [ Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:50 am ]
Post subject:  rudder rake

While searching a few WEB sites for the Hobie 18 I ran across a site that showed a dimension for the rudder rake. I wanted to check the rake on mine yesterday and could not find that information again. I placed a straight edge on the rudder pin center line and it looks like the leading edge of the rudder is even or maybe slightly behind that line. I though the drawing indicated the leading edge ahead of the center line. The reason I was checking that is; the person I got the boat from said that the rudders may be miss-drilled and the rake incorrect.

I will probably have more questions as I work on this boat. I appreciate the help.

Author:  mmiller [ Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:37 am ]
Post subject:  Re: rudder rake

Hobie Sailing Forums FAQ section: https://www.hobie.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=18

Rake / Cams / Alignment: https://www.hobie.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=467

Author:  srm [ Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:02 am ]
Post subject:  Re: rudder rake

I don't have a rudder assembly in front of me at the moment, but in general, with the rudder in the locked down position (the cam in the lower casting locked onto the upper casting), the leading edge of the rudder should be touching, or nearly touching the forward inside surface of the lower rudder casting. I.e., the rudder should be pushed all the way forward in the lower casting with no more than about 1/8" of gap between the rudder and the casting. If there is more gap than that, I would say the rake adjustment plate (new style rudder system) needs to be moved forward and/or the rudders need to be re-drilled.

Of course, the simple answer is to just go and sail it. Put your boat on a close hauled heading, sheet in both the main and jib, and see how the helm feels. If the rudders are raked too far back, you will have excessive pull on the tiller.


Author:  HOBIE 911 [ Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:42 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: rudder rake

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