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Old 09-28-2012, 02:58 PM   #1
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Default Hobie Pro Angler 12 rudder mod

i made a new larger rudder for the PA 12. it was made out of lexan (polycarbonate) the process took about an hour to make and another hour to fit

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Old 09-28-2012, 04:03 PM   #2
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Nice keep me updated i just picked up my Pa12
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Old 09-28-2012, 04:13 PM   #3
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Nice keep me updated i just picked up my Pa12

nice! only two things i dont like about the 12, steering and getting into it in the surf
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whats wrong with the steering just to slow?
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not a big deal just trying to improve maneuvering when in tight areas in wind and current.
the stock 12 steering in a straight line is about the same as my outack with the sailing rudder. the problem is when stopped, depending on how the current and wind is, it will take a few kicks to get it going in the direction you want it to go. some say they have problems with drifting but i can get the yak bow turned the direction i want it in just by using the rudder, so thats not a problem for me.
be careful when at high speed and turning sharp. it reacts fast
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HAha let me guess found out the hard way?

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roadx - this is great. I like the PA12 alot but the steering frustrates me to the max. I'm going to PM you to get more details.
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not a big deal just trying to improve maneuvering when in tight areas in wind and current.
the stock 12 steering in a straight line is about the same as my outack with the sailing rudder. the problem is when stopped, depending on how the current and wind is, it will take a few kicks to get it going in the direction you want it to go. some say they have problems with drifting but i can get the yak bow turned the direction i want it in just by using the rudder, so thats not a problem for me.
be careful when at high speed and turning sharp. it reacts fast
Well, looks like there is no PM feature on this site, so I'll just ask - would you be interested in making me two of these rudders (I have two PA's)? I'll pay whatever you ask!

I don't have any experience cutting polycarbonate so the chances of me making this by myself are pretty remote!
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Forgive my ignorance, but how is the steering compared between the PA12 and the PA14? Is the 14 any better or about the same?
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Old 03-11-2013, 12:13 AM   #10
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They felt about the same to me I've owned both.

I'll send roadx a message on his local forum about u wanting rudders . I think he's on it more then
This one .

By the way this site does allow Pm but only after a certain amount of posts .
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