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Moving Hobie Steering Lever #13683714 08/28/20 07:29 PM
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Has anyone bought a cheaper or older Hobie and moved the steering lever from the left to the right side of the kayak? I know they sell their most expensive kayaks with interchangeable steering but I am cheap and thinking about buying a a Hobie Passport 12’ if I can swap the steering over to the right side. I couldn’t find anything on YouTube.

Re: Moving Hobie Steering Lever [Re: PowerLizard] #13690950 09/04/20 02:35 PM
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OP not something you can really do without having hand access to the front and back of the hull since Hobie uses a pulley system. It may be easier to add a second handle rather than moving the handle. Either way you'll have to be able to access in the inside of the hull to install the pulleys.

Here's a twist n stow rudder system diagram

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Here's a PA diagram with dual steering

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You get out of it what you put into it!
Re: Moving Hobie Steering Lever [Re: PowerLizard] #13691574 09/05/20 02:14 AM
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You could prob fab some kind of bracket from aluminum with a few beers and buddys.


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Originally Posted by christian myrick
You could prob fab some kind of bracket from aluminum with a few beers and buddys.


Yes, I know. I am just looking for some one who has done it. My first foray into working on plastic kayaks involved trying to plastic weld a crack and ended up the kayak on fire in the garage.

Re: Moving Hobie Steering Lever [Re: PowerLizard] #13691742 09/05/20 12:32 PM
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You could prob fab some kind of bracket from aluminum with a few beers and buddys.


Yes, I know. I am just looking for some one who has done it. My first foray into working on plastic kayaks involved trying to plastic weld a crack and ended up the kayak on fire in the garage.

Less beer brother. Hahaha


Re: Moving Hobie Steering Lever [Re: PowerLizard] #13704788 09/19/20 03:53 AM
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I found a good deal on a used ProAngler 12 so I no longer have a need to custom fabricate a steering lever swap. The ProAngler 12 is set up to do a steering swap in 3 minutes. I could even make it dual steering if I wanted.

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