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Author:  HobieAZ [ Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:32 am ]
Post subject:  Hobie Outback Rudder wont drop down

I have a 2019 Hobie Outback and when I go to drop the rudder down it stays up. It will eventually drop down after wiggling the steering handles for a bit but seems to continue to get worse. Was wondering if anyone knows an easy (or hard) fix to ensure that it wont get stuck up anymore.

Thanks

Author:  Swfinatic [ Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:59 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Hobie Outback Rudder wont drop down

I'm having the same issue with our 2020 Outback. Saw a guy last weekend having the same issue with his 2019. It took him about 10 minutes to get his rudder to release. After reading on another forum there are a lot of people having this issue. This does not appear to be an isolated issue.

Author:  mmiller [ Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:03 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Hobie Outback Rudder wont drop down

Has to be one of maybe three possible issues.

Is the released (up) line actually slack at the rudder (if not, check for hang-ups inside the hull. Maybe a foam block is pinching the line?). If so, is the pivot point in the housing too tight and causing too much friction to allow the spring to push the rudder down? Is the sprint in place?

Author:  Swfinatic [ Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:13 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Hobie Outback Rudder wont drop down

mmiller wrote:
Has to be one of maybe three possible issues.

Is the released (up) line actually slack at the rudder (if not, check for hang-ups inside the hull. Maybe a foam block is pinching the line?) If so, is the pivot point in the housing too tight and causing too much friction to allow the spring to push the rudder down? Is the sprint in place?


Not sure I'll check.

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