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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:24 pm 
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Upgrades to V2 will be no charge once we get enough parts.

Well that made my day, thanks for the good news Matt !


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:45 am 
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mmiller wrote:
Upgrades to V2 will be no charge once we get enough parts.


And that is why we buy Hobies!


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:48 pm 
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Update:

MD 180 drives are available again. We have enough to fill back orders and a bunch of stock now.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:11 pm 
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Look what came in today, V2 of the md 180. One big difference between v1 is that fin can freely move from left to right. Previously on the v1 the fin can be tightened down to not move freely. V2 looks so much less complicated to maintain and fix/replace parts. Thank you again Hobie for your awesome customer service. You have my business for life.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:07 pm 
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I have a MD180 with the old style adjuster. How do I get an update kit so that I can install the new MD180 turbo fins?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:16 am 
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SteveCA wrote:
I have a MD180 with the old style adjuster. How do I get an update kit so that I can install the new MD180 turbo fins?


Read a few post from above.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:32 am 
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Request via warranty from your dealer.

mmiller wrote:
We have made a change to MD180 fins, masts and booms to help fin durability and replacement. This is a running change. Kayaks have been shipped with the new fin version. V1 and V2 mast, fin and boom parts are not interchangeable.

The new "V2" version removes the adjustment thumb screw from the clew attachment. The fin adjustment is now a screw at the mast head (Similar to the Eclipse flow fin). The boom is modified to accept the new fin with a simple clevis pin and ring connection.

The "V2" brings us back to a known simple clew attachment which allows tool-less fin removal.

Old version fins, Turbo kits, and booms are no longer available (we have V1 masts). If a V1 fin, or boom needs to be replaced... warranty (with claim) would send a complete update kit, including instructions, at no charge. Be aware that, as before, we are somewhat short on these parts as the factory is using all available parts for production.

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Here is a list of the new parts:

Kits for MD180 V1 drives to convert to V2 Std or V2 Turbo:

V2 Update Kits
81501111 MD180 V2 BOOM-MAST-STD FIN KIT
81501112 MD180 V2 BOOM-MAST-TURBO FIN KIT
(Includes two booms, two masts and two fins per kit and instructions.)

V2 Replacement Parts
81500002 FIN V2 MD180 STD
81501002 FIN V2 MD180 TURBO
81503002 BOOM V2 MD180 DRIVE
81527002 SPINE ASSY V2 MD180
81528002 MAST W/SCREW V2 MD180 STD (ADJUSTABLE)
81529002 MAST W/SCREW V2 MD180 TURBO (ADJUSTABLE)
8030027 SCREW REPLACEMENT V2 MAST HEAD ADJUSTMENT
8020030 CLEVIS PIN
81503100 CLEVIS RING

V2 Turbo Fin Kit
72067002 ST-TURBO V2 FIN KIT MD180 BK/GR

If V1 to V2 Turbo Upgrade use:
81501112 MD180 V2 BOOM-MAST-TURBO FIN KIT

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:12 am 
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Ok I received my V2 upgrade fins and installed them this morning. Super easy job but one word of caution. Take care when removing the pin. It may go into orbit when it comes out. When I had the pin about 3/4 of the way out I wrapped some tape around it and it was easy to find when it hit the floor.
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