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    Current Designs Solstice ST rudder cable replacement

    Fingers crossed! Hope that will work for you.
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    Current Designs Solstice ST rudder cable replacement

    Hi! So glad this thread has been helpful to you. Such a great community. I had two separate pieces as well and was able to take a thin but stiff wire and make a small loop on the end to snag the second strand. I inserted the wire, loop first, into the interior slot that was cut out and by...
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    Current Designs Solstice ST rudder cable replacement

    Yes…We fastened the ends by looping the cable and using a ferrule and Swage to crimp it and finished by heat-shrinking the end We were able to do that ourselves, but you are correct that it could be a difficult fix without a workshop. I have definitely learned a lot about my boat in the last...
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    Current Designs Solstice ST rudder cable replacement

    Thank you John! I will keep the spectra line with sheath in mind for future use. Appreciate your input. Happy kayaking!
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    Current Designs Solstice ST rudder cable replacement

    Thanks to everyone for your help!!!! My boat is fixed and water-ready. We made a cut with a right angle Dremel into the H-channel from the interior of the rear bulkhead and were able to clear the obstructions…. 2 separate strands of cable had snapped and were stuck in the channel. Once the...
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    Current Designs Solstice ST rudder cable replacement

    Thanks for the recommendation. I will check out the Spectra.
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    Current Designs Solstice ST rudder cable replacement

    I agree. That seems like them best long term solution. I am going to give it one last shot with the air compressor. If that doesn’t work, I will have figure out how to go about running a cable housing through. Thanks for taking time to reply!
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    Current Designs Solstice ST rudder cable replacement

    Interior @ H-channel seam.
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    Current Designs Solstice ST rudder cable replacement

    Thanks so much for the tips. We are going to try blow out the channel with an air compressor then try another stiff wire with a pointed end as you mentioned. If that doesn’t work then we will probably try to do a minor surgery from the interior. Fingers crossed…
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    Current Designs Solstice ST rudder cable replacement

    Red Kite… Thanks so much for the section. That is super helpful. Your point about jagged edges is noted. Thanks!!!
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    Current Designs Solstice ST rudder cable replacement

    Thanks for the reply! The old cable came out super easy…. No problem whatsoever. The two pieces of tubing are still present on both ends. I would like to see a cross section of the boat so I could better understand how the H-seam works. Perhaps another call to CD. Would drilling a small...
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    Current Designs Solstice ST rudder cable replacement

    Hi John. Thanks so much for your reply. The blockage is approximately 2‘ from the rear (stern) entry. We have tried an electric drill, flushing out the channel with water and air (used a bike pump), using WD-40 and running a coat hanger through. None of these methods have worked. One thing...
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    Current Designs Solstice ST rudder cable replacement

    Hi…. I have a 1994 fiberglass Current Designs Solstice ST that needs a new rudder cable. Last year the opposite side was replaced and required a lot of twisting and poking to get through but after a few painful hours it was completed. I am using 1/16” marine grade SS cable as required and...
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