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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2016 12:32 pm 
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Today was the first time out on my Hobie i11 inflateable . Unfortunately it was not exactly what I had planned . After getting it infalated with my Bravo 12v BTP pump which Worked well . I was not Able to get the rudder to move in more then one direction. I did not have any problem getting it to retract properly, but could not get the rudder to move in the opposite direction. Also, had difficulty getting the control handle to stay in place . I am aware of the screw that needs to be turned underneath the seat. However, using my fingers to turn the screw did not seem to be enough pressure to keep the panel on the seat . I realize many issues are operator error related . But, I contacted my local vendor ( Austin Canoe and Kayak and they did not know how to fix the issue . They decided to contact Hobie for advice . I have been a Hobie customer for over 50 years and am very confident in a positive solution. I will keep y'all posted on this story.

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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2016 1:45 pm 
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Amateur speculation: I think the turning-one-way of the rudder can happen if the rudder isn't 100% down for instance. I mean even if it appears to be at it's limit down, but something is hanging up the last few percent down. You might try pushing the physical rudder down more with your hand, or at least look at it's operation closeup and out of your seat (drydock?).

I only have an i12 but after lines got slacked I got the rudder tuned up nicely just by observation. I only have a bit of stickyness retracting it, and learned here it might be I tightened the drum screw when I shouldn't have.

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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2016 12:01 am 
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http://www.hobiecat.com/articles/twist- ... tments,90/ sez, among other things

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The Twist and Stow system requires that the rudder be held in the down position firmly. If the rudder is allowed to come up, it begins to twist and will reduce your ability to turn right. Cleat the down control line in the “V” jam cleat provided (just aft of the “T” handles retracted position).

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