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Hobie drives are machine with moving parts. They need to be regularly inspected and tuned and should be lubed every time you use them. Bring you drive by and I will do all that no charge.
 

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Hobie drives are machine with moving parts. They need to be regularly inspected and tuned and should be lubed every time you use them. Bring you drive by and I will do all that no charge.
what do you charge to restring rudder control lines?
 

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You don't usualy restring the entire line. I usualy only replace the last 12inches which is exposed and tends to get worn out. Just tie a knot. As long as the knot is back far enough that it doesn't pass through the nipple. Whats a matter with it?
 

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Currently the string is fine it's not fraying or anything but i was thinking about doing it preemptive, I guess I should just wait.
 

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I know of 15 year old Hobies that have the original line still on them. I always wax the exposed string with surfboard wax. It wont fray then.
 

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Keeping your drive salt free and always lubed is important for long life. Loosening the rudder drum bolt (1/4 to 1/2 turn) at least once a year will eliminate rudder problems.
What other little tricks like the wax on the rudder line would you recommend?
 
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