Hobie kayaks

My kayak slowly dieing and im in the search for a new one. the hobie really appears to me especially mirage sports fish and mirage outback fish or any hobie for that matter with the marage drive drive, could you tell me how stable they are, how much speed you can get with the marage drive and how much you paid for yours.

All help and info is much appreciated


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i was thinking of getting

Tue, 2009-11-24 20:38

i was thinking of getting one to.

wat price range r those ones u mensioned?

cheers danno

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 Yo-Zuri, Harimitsu, Shimano, Diawa, Evergreen, Yamashita which one do you choose?

 

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I dont know

Wed, 2009-11-25 17:49

I dont know danno but im guessing $2000 plus

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Other people that know

Tue, 2009-11-24 20:41

Other people that know better will comment, but its a little interesting that you can buy a used hobie outback or sportsfish any day of the week. The revo has a very low turnover and so does the adventure so they are the models to buy.

The outback is a pig, the SUV of kayaks, but thats ok if you're the soccer mom of sportsfishers as well.

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My Hobie Adventure cost

Tue, 2009-11-24 20:45

My Hobie Adventure cost around $5000 but thats with the sails and outriggers attached, you should be able to get a Revo or Outback for around $2500.

Put your name down for a Demo day, i know sailpower marine have regular ones at Matilda bay in Nedlands usually on sundays,,there you can try the whole range and see which you like the best.

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Hobie Demo

Tue, 2009-11-24 21:16

We should be having another Hobie Demo Day early December, or you could come down to the YakFishWest Xmas Day on the 6th December at Shelly and try one of mine, or the other guys then. Grant from Sailpowers bringing down a few test yaks, as well as the Finn Kayak guys too.

 

I PM'd you mate, did you get it?

 

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I just hope you can get

Tue, 2009-11-24 23:48

I just hope you can get the cash together can't be easy at 13 unless your dad lends you the money, you could look for 2nd hand but as stated its hard to get a good one , people rarely sell them.

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Soon

Wed, 2009-11-25 17:46

Ive saved up $3000 to get a hobie doing junk mail but i hope its worth it.

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It will be worth every penny

Wed, 2009-11-25 19:02

It will be worth every penny , folks buy different kayaks but a lot end up selling and getting the Mirage drive Hobies, for us fishermen they are awesome in the fact we can move along without having to paddle,,anyway you will not regret it,,cheers,,

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You can often pick up a revo

Thu, 2009-11-26 18:09

You can often pick up a revo for around $1900 with a lot of options, thats about what they tend to go for on ebay.

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For sale section

Thu, 2009-11-26 19:48

Grumpysmurf has just listed one for sale David but I'd make sure the price I'm paying for a secondhand kayak is one I'm happy paying before I committed to anything.

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I usually find 2nd hand

Thu, 2009-11-26 19:58

I usually find 2nd hand kayaks can cost more than new for the simple fact of the expensive extras, buying 2nd hand can be the cheaper way to go in the long run(even if it costs more than new)

Some folks spend a pretty penny and a lot of time doing the kayaks up then lose interest or don't have the time for it anymore.

 

Anyway about the Revos i hardly see them up for sale, people tend to hold onto them  .

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Sail

Thu, 2009-11-26 20:09

Ive been looking at some 2nd hand ones and most of them come with a sail. Do sails work on these kayaks or are they just some gimmick?

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I was just checking out

Thu, 2009-11-26 20:20

I was just checking out Grumpys post,looks like a good deal,,i would be running straight to the bank tommorow and getting the money out

http://fishwrecked.com/forum/fs-hobie-revolution-pedal-fishing-kayak

 

The Pacific Action sails that pop up and are bolted to the front of the kayak go well and save energy if you are going out a few k,s,,,if you want to go sailing though get the Hobie Adventure island,,but i personally would start with the Revo.

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Well thats listed as sold

Sun, 2009-11-29 18:56

Well thats listed as sold now on the kayak forums, a great buy Smile

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Hobie outback

Tue, 2009-12-01 16:50

Me and my old man have both got the outbacks (i got my one yesterday for 2249), and are currently getting them ready for some fishing.  The speed out of them using the mirage drive is nearly as fast as paddling my sea kayak - bike riding certainly helps.  Stability, can sit on the side of the things without rolling - intending on using them for scuba diving as well!