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 Post subject: Rudders falling down.
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 8:15 am 
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My EZ-Loc rudder casitngs have gotten "weak" and won't tightly hold the rudders in the up position. In a recent post I read this comment:

"Just FYI: I have the newer style Ez-Loc rudders and I found that they store best when at one of the locked positions. I briefly tried having them 'straight' to fit in a narrow box and it seemed to quickly weaken the locking action - I guess that keeping the plastic housing pushed open was a bad idea. "


I agree. Storing it in the flared open positon reshapes the rudderhead wider and it won't completely close. I want to try and fix it. I'd like to remove the rudders and squeeze the rudder head (casting?) while gently heating it with a heat gun. anybody try this?

Matt, your thoughts?


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 2:29 pm 
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From Wave manual:
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Rudder Detent Pressure Adjustment
Your rudder assembly comes from the factory preadjusted for
optimal detent pressure. This detent keeps the rudder in
either the up or down position. With much use, the rudder
detent pressure may need to be adjusted. To increase the
amount of detent, tighten the bolts on the side of the rudder
housing. It doesn't take much adjustment to make a big difference
(maximum 1 full turn). If the bolt is tightened too
much it will bind the rudder movement.

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