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Author:  filippodg [ Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:21 pm ]
Post subject:  Outback 2016 - Rudder won't go down and steers to left

Hi :)

When I landed at shore I forgot to pull the rudder up and the cord was still tied to the cleat (big mistake, I know), dragging the rudder blade on sand and breaking the pin. I've replaced the pin successfully and the rudder doesn't work as well now.

Now when I try to put the rudder down, the blade hits the stern of the kayak and won't go down. I have to manually lift it up and place it down, which means I have to do this before I hit the water -- if I forget I'm screwed. Also, steering to the right is a bit harder now but stays in place, and the rudder control knob tends to shift left way too easily, may times on its own too. My guess is that the cables got tied too much when the rudder dragged into the sand, but I still can't explain why the blade shifts and hits the kayak when I try to pull it down.

Any help is appreciated it.

Thanks :)

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Author:  mmiller [ Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:15 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Outback 2016 - Rudder won't go down and steers to left

1st ... The 2 (up/down) lines need to route to the right of the pin, in the slot.

Is the pin broken down at the bottom?

Author:  filippodg [ Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:21 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Outback 2016 - Rudder won't go down and steers to left

All the pics I've found online showed the pin the way I have it now, but you're right, I'm gonna give that a try and report back. Pin isn't broken.

Thanks :)

Author:  mmiller [ Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:33 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Outback 2016 - Rudder won't go down and steers to left

If that doesn't cure it... Try using your phone camera inside to look at the lines to see if something is hung up inside or disconnected.

There are detailed instructions in the support area that show internal routing and connections.

Author:  filippodg [ Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:56 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Outback 2016 - Rudder won't go down and steers to left

I won't be able to check til Friday but will do so. So helpful here, thanks. :)

Author:  filippodg [ Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:37 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Outback 2016 - Rudder won't go down and steers to left

That worked. Thanks for your help! :)

Author:  mmiller [ Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:14 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Outback 2016 - Rudder won't go down and steers to left

:)

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