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 Post subject: rudder noise
PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:14 am 
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Hi
I have a 1970 hobie 16, anda the rudder make some noise when i get some speed.
What can i do to fix it?


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 Post subject: Re: rudder noise
PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:52 pm 
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How to fix Rudder Hum

http://www.hobiecat.com/support/article ... h/hum.html


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 Post subject: Re: rudder noise
PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 5:08 pm 
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Theoretically, making noise costs energy and, to some extent, slows down the boat.
However, I love it when I get to the speed that "makes her hum".
Enjoy it.

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 Post subject: Re: rudder noise
PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:28 pm 
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pmorra wrote:
Theoretically, making noise costs energy and, to some extent, slows down the boat.
However, I love it when I get to the speed that "makes her hum".
Enjoy it.

It's hard on the rudder hardware, though.


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 Post subject: Re: rudder noise
PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 6:26 pm 
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I have done that to my rudders, to eliminate the humming. But have also found that as I get to the end of the season, or the following season, it will gradually come back. It's like a tell tale sign, Things are getting out of whack back there, and that its time to check/replace/adjust: rudder blades, bushings, pins, pivots, cams, alignments.

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