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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:35 am 
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Picking up a Sea Grass Compass this Saturday. Plan on adding the rectangular hatch, move the 8 inch round to the front for the battery, H-Rails on each side, fishfinder on the front right H-Track, map pockets on both sides, MD180 drive, etc. Will be adding SeaDek to it. Making the templates for SeaDek with the round and rectangular hatches. Curious if the Livewell XL fits on it. :D Will be adding the Power-Pole Micro anchor as well. Except for the hatch moves, I will be fishing out of it on Sunday. Waiting on template material before doing the hatches.

This won't replace the PA14, but will give me a lighter and easier to paddle option when I want to fish certain areas. Still like my PA14 as the first choice for carrying a lot. :D

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:50 am 
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Forgot something in bad points.

The sandow that fix the seat is crossing under the seat. By the way it's impossible to put lure boxes or other.

I just cut the sandow and make it in two parts...

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:00 pm 
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felvic wrote:
Forgot something in bad points.

The sandow that fix the seat is crossing under the seat. By the way it's impossible to put lure boxes or other.

I just cut the sandow and make it in two parts...

Sandow?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:48 pm 
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Jcanracer wrote:
Sandow?


Don't know english term.

Bungee, rubber, elastic, ...

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:39 am 
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felvic wrote:
Jcanracer wrote:
Sandow?

Don't know english term.
Bungee, rubber, elastic, ...

OK understood, thanks!


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:09 am 
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One more bad point.

The rudder is weak, looks cheap. Mine is like a propeller yet. :evil:

I'll change it for an Outback rudder...

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:15 am 
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felvic wrote:
One more bad point.

The rudder is weak, looks cheap. Mine is like a propeller yet. :evil:

I'll change it for an Outback rudder...


Does the Outback rudder fit the Compass?? They seem to have a totally different construction.
Maybe you mean the PA rudder but I have no idea if even they are interchangable?

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:42 am 
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Husse0416 wrote:
Does the Outback rudder fit the Compass?? They seem to have a totally different construction.
Maybe you mean the PA rudder but I have no idea if even they are interchangable?


First look it seems possible.

Just have to cut like this. I'll have a look tomorrow...

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:14 am 
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felvic wrote:
Husse0416 wrote:
Does the Outback rudder fit the Compass?? They seem to have a totally different construction.
Maybe you mean the PA rudder but I have no idea if even they are interchangeable?
First look it seems possible.

Just have to cut like this. I'll have a look tomorrow...
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The rudders are not compatible. They appear to be of similar size, but the standard rudder is fatter. Grinding the standard rudder down and shortening it to fit would make it weak and short.
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The Compass rudder is designed to be flexible so that it can absorb the impact of dropping the boat without damaging it or the other rudder components. If you think it is weak, just try to break it. You'll find it difficult.
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The Compass rudder is also thin in order to be lighter in weight. The small weight savings contributes with many others to make the Compass a lighter boat.

Finally, the profile shape of the rudder is important to its performance. Compared with the Hobie standard rudder, the squared-off Compass rudder requires less depth and at the same time, has more surface area in clear water below the boat. The portion of the rudder behind the boat is essentially not functional. To demonstrate, retract the rudder and watch your rudder authority disappear!

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My Compass rudder was slightly warped as well and I felt it should be straight. On the other hand it didn't affect performance. So while visually disappointing, there was no functional degradation. Nevertheless, better attention to detail should be able to prevent that from happening.

If by "weak" you mean lack of effective directional control, that's not a rudder issue, but slack rudder lines that need to be tightened. IMO, the rudder's directional control and turning ability is excellent when properly adjusted.

All in all, I think the rudder design/function is one of the best features of the Compass -- excellent rudder authority, durable and light. 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:30 am 
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Had a look this morning, you're right.

Excellent analysis! :wink:

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:24 am 
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I wonder why Hobie didn't let a imprint for round hatch on the cargo.

We would have a large place to store battery, food, etc.. an keep the mesh panel...

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:17 pm 
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I put the side pockets as shown in this clip:

https://youtu.be/v8-iqSLUflE

For installation I used these screws 8031501 SCREW 8 X 3/4" FHSMS-P SS, but they are too long for the right pocket because they stand in the way of the rudder line.
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Then I realized I had a lot of spare screws from YakAttack, which proved to be perfect for this purpose.
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