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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:48 pm 
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Here are some pics I have shared on Google drive.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... DLs_SQXawM

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:22 pm 
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Thanks for posting the photos, I will be sure to check mine out when I pick them up.
I'm sure Hobie will take care of your issues.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:31 pm 
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I got a few Outbacks 2019 and all the rudder blades look like that. I also have compasses with a similar rudder, but they do not have this annoying problem with the sharp turn left.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:40 pm 
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I think there is a need to add a BOA system like the Pro Anglers.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:03 am 
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Well I took my Outback to back to the dealer to fix the problem. They came up with a heat treatment to straighten the rudder and get the bends out of it as suggested by Hobie. They heated it up and placed it between 2 carbon fiber plates clamped together and let it cool. On pick up it did look better than previous but it was a bit hard to say. Took the boat out last week for a fish and trial run of the FIX. Unfortunately it did very little to fix the issue.

I emailed the dealer with the results and am waiting feedback. According to his reply from Hobie Quote " all the kayaks will turn if your hand is not on the steering while under way". The dealer indicated that's maybe not quite rite.

I thank that's a false statement as my Compass runs as straight as an arrow without having to hold the steering.

Another thing I noticed is that the rudder and the keel of the boat don't line up centrally. The Rudder when set straight is right on the very edge of the keel. Looking from the back of the boat that is. We checked the other new stock on the dealer floor and they are all the same. Would be interested to see if boats in the US have the same configuration. I would have thought the rudder should line up directly in the middle of the keel??

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