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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:34 am 
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There is a bungee with a single hook which is in front of the seat (not the seat holder bungee) ... any thoughts on what this is and how it's used? I'm sure it's critical to either the performance or safety of operation the Compass :o


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:07 pm 
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That is used to clip on to your pedals with one pedal up and one down to keep them flat against the hull and avoid damage when landing or in very shallow water.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:33 pm 
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Ddwineguy wrote:
That is used to clip on to your pedals with one pedal up and one down to keep them flat against the hull and avoid damage when landing or in very shallow water.


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Ah ... thats what it is for, but can you explain how to use this? Thanks


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:31 pm 
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Hook the hook to one of the pedal cranks. This pulls that crank aft until the fins are up flat against the bottom of the boat. Great for when hanging on a beach and then trying to carry the boat. Keeps the fins up against the hull and not dangling down and catching on the ground/dock or whatever.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:34 pm 
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mmiller wrote:
Hook the hook to one of the pedal cranks. This pulls that crank aft until the fins are up flat against the bottom of the boat. Great for when hanging on a beach and then trying to carry the boat. Keeps the fins up against the hull and not dangling down and catching on the ground/dock or whatever.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:22 pm 
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On kayaks with a sail kit, you can also wrap the bungee around both pedal shafts and hook back on to itself (loosen the cord at the hook if more slack is needed). This keeps both fins in the down position for a makeshift centerboard. We do this all the time in our Oasis when sailing upwind in a stiff wind. Improves tracking and reduces sideslip. Not that the Oasis with a sail kit beats all that well...

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