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  1. JohnAbercrombie replied to the thread Rudder rigged 'backwards' from 'factory' ??.

    Yes- as the tension on the spring increases, the 'bar' part of the spring that fits into a slot in the plastic axle doesn't slide easily...

    Nov 24, 2017 at 12:05 PM
  2. AM replied to the thread Rudder rigged 'backwards' from 'factory' ??.

    Yes, that is how they work in theory. In practice, twisting the knob and seating it in the back in the housing can be a PITA, and even...

    Nov 24, 2017 at 11:57 AM
  3. JohnAbercrombie replied to the thread Rudder rigged 'backwards' from 'factory' ??.

    I found these comments at the MEC website - they used to sell the Hybrid Foil...... huwon9 · 9 years ago it seems to work...

    Nov 24, 2017 at 11:23 AM
  4. JohnAbercrombie replied to the thread Rudder rigged 'backwards' from 'factory' ??.

    I've emailed SmartTrack. Hopefully they will reply with some clarification! I'll keep y'all informed. :-)

    Nov 24, 2017 at 11:02 AM
  5. JohnAbercrombie replied to the thread Rudder rigged 'backwards' from 'factory' ??.

    Here's some info on the Smart Track Hybrid installed on a P&H kayak: http://www.phseakayaks.com/skegRudder.php The description indicates...

    Nov 24, 2017 at 10:48 AM
  6. JohnAbercrombie replied to the thread Rudder rigged 'backwards' from 'factory' ??.

    Thanks, Andrew. Most of the Smart Track rudders I've seen have a method of adjusting the spring tension. After pulling the locking pin,...

    Nov 24, 2017 at 10:40 AM
  7. JohnAbercrombie replied to the thread Rudder rigged 'backwards' from 'factory' ??.

    EDIT: Rudder is a SmartTrack Hybrid Foil

    Nov 24, 2017 at 10:36 AM
  8. AM replied to the thread Rudder rigged 'backwards' from 'factory' ??.

    John, I removed the SmartTrack rudder from my Tahe Wind a couple of years ago, so I'm going on memory here, but I recall that the spring...

    Nov 24, 2017 at 10:34 AM
  9. JohnAbercrombie posted a new thread.

    Rudder rigged 'backwards' from 'factory' ??

    A friend recently bought a brand new kayak, which has a rudder. From a well-known Canadian company.... When we were looking at it on...

    Forum: Boat and Accessory Building

    Nov 24, 2017 at 9:46 AM
  10. chodups posted a new thread.

    Breakfast with Kayak Bill

    About 2 ½ years ago I connected with Colin Lake from Ottawa. He is the “recent college grad” that I referred to in this posting on...

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    Forum: General Paddling Discussions

    Nov 24, 2017 at 8:47 AM
  11. Astoriadave replied to the thread Patos and Sucia Islands, San Juan Islands, WA 21–23 Sept 2017.

    Great report, Alex. Sucia is a sweet spot, and certainly overrun in "the season," which extends until the first big blow of the fall....

    Nov 24, 2017 at 7:47 AM
  12. JohnAbercrombie liked alexsidles's post in the thread Patos and Sucia Islands, San Juan Islands, WA 21–23 Sept 2017.

    I've been holding off on posting more trip reports until the forum's seemingly never-ending problems are fixed regarding image resizing,...

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  13. alexsidles posted a new thread.

    Patos and Sucia Islands, San Juan Islands, WA 21–23 Sept 2017

    I've been holding off on posting more trip reports until the forum's seemingly never-ending problems are fixed regarding image resizing,...

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    Forum: Trip Reports

    Nov 23, 2017 at 8:58 PM
  14. Astoriadave liked semdoug's post in the thread So much learning! Sea Kayak Georgia symposium.

    Geez Dave, that brings back memories, some fond, some very sad. I did a tour at CGSta Cape D in the late 80s early 90s as a MLB HX...

    Nov 23, 2017 at 9:34 AM
  15. Tangler has a new avatar.

    Nov 22, 2017 at 7:55 PM
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