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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:43 am 
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Took my new (used) Hobie 16 out yesterday. Boat was very pleasant to steer on starboard tack. However, the boat was very difficult to steer on a port tack. On Starboard tack, I constantly had to pull the rudder towards me with considerable effort. Sailing angles were the same relative to irons. Sail settings were the same either side. There isn't hardly any slop in my rudders. I cut my day short yesterday because I was exhausted. Thoughts on a remedy?

FYI - hopefully I have my verbiage correct. This is not tacking (opposite jibing), but sailing with the wind coming over the port side of the boat.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:33 am 
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Make sure the rudder is locking down properly and, if castings are adjustable, try raking it forward.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:21 pm 
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Check the alignment of your rudders. It seems weird that 1 way would be harder than the other but if you at least start out with them aligned right it will give you a place to start from to figure out what is going on.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:01 am 
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I recall a similar thread a year or two ago, possibly on one of the other cat models. I wondered how it could possibly give asym symptoms, but I believe someone gave a perfectly reasonable explanation and fix.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:38 pm 
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You should also check that your shrouds are the same length.

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