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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:23 pm 
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Location: Georgia
Sorry 'nap' but the fact the Lock Bearing is held in place with 6/32 screws should indicate they're not made to be torque'd down.....

It would not make any difference if the the Lock Bearing was plastic or SST, they're 'just' 6/32 screws.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:06 am 
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Location: North carolina
Understood. Thanks.
I think this lock bearing is poorly design. Sorry Hobie.
Ill just put a drop of sikaflex on the new one to strengthen that part with small crack. And include in my maintenance checklist. I purchased 2 as backup and will keep the old ones. And continue to use the keep out line as I feel this lock bearing will eventually break and cause the akas to come out.

For those installing it, look closely where the screw head will sit and youll see that pushing the screw head down more than it supposed to will also push the plastic down. I have a poor vision and installed it outside with not much lighting which contributed to not making good judgement.

PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:32 am 
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Location: Cherry Hill, NJ
mmiller wrote:
christian.herve. wrote:

Can you tell me if m’y TI is concerned ? Do I have to change those parts or not ? If yes, how can I proceed ?

mmiller wrote:
Free Island Updates Announced To Dealers Today

We have received enough parts to start offering an AKA Lock update. We have also created a furling line guide that helps to prevent the line from getting stuck around the bearing plate. Both kits are available through warranty at no charge.

This kit includes 4 sets of aka spring hooks and the aka bearings they lock to. This creates a more positive lock for the aka into the crossbar that is less affected by part distortion or aka twisting motions. This is standard on all new Islands. Instructions:

Keeps the furling line from getting stuck on the bearing plate. Guides the line up onto the drum when you pull on the furling line. This is standard with all new Islands. Instructions:

Contact your dealer to receive these updates.

My dealer said these are no free upgrades.....Is it just a certain area that free upgrades are available?

Rob From NJ ... subscriber

PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:10 am 
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Location: Forster, NSW, Australia
If Hobie says they're free, the dealer needs to comply...

Tony Stott
2012 Tandem Island "SIC EM" with Hobie spinnaker and Hangkai outboard
only cool people follow the (non-magnetic) titanium weight-loss program! lol.)

PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:14 am 
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Always free. Everywhere.

Have them refer to their Dealer bulletin we posted 10-6-2017.

Matt Miller
Director of Parts and Accessory Sales
Warranty and Technical Support
Hobie Cat USA

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