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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:10 am 
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I took my new TI out sailing for the first time last week. Spent about 3 hours on the water, and when I came home I noticed that the bungee and red webbing strap used to retain the rudder was gone without a trace. I'm not even sure where it originally attached to the hull, but it's nowhere to be found on the stern.

Is this a common thing? Is it important that I get a new one? Seems like the rudder wobbles a lot in the wind when I drive with it on the trailer.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:11 am 
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I don't use the rudder retainer. Doesn't seem to be a problem.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:06 am 
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it hooked onto a little metal/silver thing near where the rear handle is tied to. you can always just cleat down the up rudder stow line.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:49 am 
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I don't believe it was meant to stay clipped to the hull when not in use. Not a critical piece, but useful depending how you transport and store your boat.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:26 am 
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Apart from the red strap thingy, my new hull still has the bungee that used to hold down the old T&S rudder. Does this have some use that has escaped me, or is it a residual useless appendage?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:48 am 
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Residual useless appendage, but they can be changed out for other connections. I use the plastic cleats I replaced them with, to hold a shaped rug piece to protect the rear bottom of the hull while loading and unloading.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:50 am 
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The Original T&S bungee is still there so that you can take the rudder off and lay it flat across the deck still.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:04 pm 
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Jbernier wrote:
The Original T&S bungee is still there so that you can take the rudder off and lay it flat across the deck still.

Thanks Jacques It hadn't occurred to me to remove the rudder. It could save a lot of hassles when rolling the boat over to drain it.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:24 pm 
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KayakingBob wrote:
Residual useless appendage, but they can be changed out for other connections. I use the plastic cleats I replaced them with, to hold a shaped rug piece to protect the rear bottom of the hull while loading and unloading.


good idea! I use it to secure the sail when transporting.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:51 pm 
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Jbernier wrote:
The Original T&S bungee is still there so that you can take the rudder off and lay it flat across the deck still.

I stand corrected. :)

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 2:39 pm 
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First sail...ouch
Some authorized dealers really have no clue on how to set it up out of the box. That should have been clipped onto the aft eyepad but if not secure and snapped correctly it will be gone in seconds.
The aft bungee I use for the mast while bagged while transporting

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