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Hobie Large Rudder Blade - Pro Angler
$26.99
 
Hobie Large Rudder Blade - Pro Angler
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 Product Description and Specs

The Hobie Large Rudder Blade for the Pro Angler is a large rudder blade designed by Hobie specifically for Pro Angler kayaks. Consider upgrading your Pro Angler rudder if you want better control in choppy or windy conditions of if you tend to overload the bow of your kayak. The Large Pro Angler Rudder Blade is longer than the traditional rudder blade so it will require some special handling when loading and transporting your boat. If you've experienced poor steering performance on your Pro Angler, the large rudder blade will give you that extra control you need.

• Upgraded rudder blade for the Pro Angler
• Provides more responsive rudder control
• Improves control in choppy or windy conditions
• Longer rudder blade will need special handling during loading and transport
• Rudder blade only
• Discounts and/or coupons do not apply to this item
Item #: 14297
Part Number UPC
84612001 0792176454069
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Top Positive Review
By: toby d.  Date: Oct 28, 2014 
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the xl rudder is on my 2014 pa-14. it was not a simple install, no instructions, had to use a phillips head driver on a ratchet wrench, to get enough torque. went on easily after the original was removed. have used it several times, and will give it 4 stars, it does improve short radius turnout, and provides additional directional stability. the place where i experienced the most improvement was when drifting along a shoreline, i can stay 40-50 feet offshore and fly fish the shoreline cover. by adjusting the rudder angle, and occasional use of the mirage drive, i can drift along parallel to shore for as long as i want.

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By: JACK C.  Date: Mar 01, 2016 
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Rudder is slightly larger and field testing has yet been determined. So why the review? Because I made an attempt to install it, but encountered an issue. I use my Pro Angler in fresh and salt water. Although the boat gets rinsed after every use, the mechanism that holds the rudder on and mounts it to the boat, could not be removed. The connecting screws appear to have been impacted by corrosion. Theconnecting screws consist of one phillips and one standard screwdriver head, versus a screw and nut. Thus, it's virtually impossible to remove without stripping. The inability to remove this piece requires the purchase of the entire mounting assembly. Without knowing this, you, you may have to purchase the entire rudder housing, which will cost around $50.00. If you are considering the upgrade, drop the rudder and check whether you can loosen the screws first. If you can, you'll be in good shape. If not, be ready to cough up an extra $50.00, and wait at least 2-3 weeks to get the parts, since they typically aren't carried by dealers. After that, "hope" that it makes the difference!

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By: Robert M.  Date: Feb 06, 2015 
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Supper easy to install and what a difference it make on the river should come standard on the pro angler 12

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By: t. delgiudice  Date: Oct 26, 2014 
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the new rudder improves response from stopped to tight turn, as when drifting, then turning to avoid obstacles. also makes controlling drift attitude and direction when fishing, much more precise. i do a lot of fly fishing along lake shores while drifting parallel to shore with wind and current, rudder lets me control drift better than stock unit.

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Q: I will purchase a 2015 mirage pro angler 14. does this boat come with the Large Rudder Blade?
A: Yes it does
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Q: What are the dimensions of the larger rudder?
A: 16x7"
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Q: Hi, I have a 2016 Hobie PA17t, I'd like to find out if this optional large rudder blade (84612001) is larger then the supplied factory blade that comes on my kayak? Does this part also fit the PA17t model? Thank you
A: It should fit the PA17t but in my personal opinion its not much different then the stock one, not enough to really be worth the investment.
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