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hobie kayaks

Discussion in 'Boats' started by the real trout, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. the real trout

    the real trout New Member

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    hey fella'

    thinking about getting a hobie outback fish, any body have any comments on them, and are they worth the money. any help would be great cheers

    jacko​
     
  2. mitchmcm

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    well i dont no about them. but what is wrong with a normal kayak??? well i guess it depends what your going for and if your spinning or??? or in deep holes and the likes
     
  3. the real trout

    the real trout New Member

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    mate i wont a hobie, the mirage system
     
  4. Doodah

    Doodah New Member

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    Hobie kayaks are awesome mate, you won't be disappointed.
    Mitch, you wanna know the difference, this is what the outback includes
    MirageDrive ™ pedaling system.
    Hand-controlled rudder with kick-up feature.
    Seamless roto-molded polyethylene hull.
    Self-draining cockpit scuppers.
    Acres of internal storage, fore and aft.
    3 Hatches 5" / 6" / 8".
    Deluxe 2-piece paddle with 2 on-deck storage locations.
    4 Molded-in rod holders.
    2 Molded-in drink holders.
    Molded-in storage wells all around the cockpit.
    Molded-in dive tank well
    Hobie Gear Bucket
    Hobie Dry Bag
    Water Bottle

    The difference between them when fishing is like chalk and cheese
     
  5. skipzx

    skipzx Active Member

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    Hobies are awesome mate, my old man has one and i've caught p[lenty of fish from em :p Check out my pics and you'll see em :)
     
  6. Wunderlust

    Wunderlust Active Member Admin

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    I've got one and wouldn't change for the world... The rolls Royce of kayaks- everything been thought about!

    Tim
     
  7. mitchmcm

    mitchmcm Member

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    i no there good but to pricey for less than the price you could make an awsome one or get a tiny tinnie with a sweet electric motor and sounder.
     
  8. Doodah

    Doodah New Member

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    Can't chuck a tinny/electric/deep cycle battery on your shoulder and carry it through the bush. I've fish out of a revolution fish, its a bit longer, which makes it a bit quicker and easier to paddle. The rudder is great to have when floating downstream with the current.
     
  9. mitchmcm

    mitchmcm Member

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    get a scanoe then fit more people more stuff and still got an electric
     
  10. yellafella

    yellafella the hammock camper!

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    nah scanoes are way to heavy less stable and to hard to manouver because there so long deffinatly go a hobbie :p
     
  11. riverrat

    riverrat New Member

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    mate i have an outback and i love it yes they are pricey but definately worth the money. easy to load by myself which is a massive plus i hope you get one and ull see what i meen
     
  12. the real trout

    the real trout New Member

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    thanks for all the replys fella's hopefully might get one

    jacko
     
  13. mooredup

    mooredup New Member

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    im hoping to give up the smokes and get myself a hobie pro angler... bit of a price jump but im just drawn to it so much....

    cant wait to finally get on the water with one
     
  14. the real trout

    the real trout New Member

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    what do guys recon a better option would be, a outback or a sport, is there much differnce in speed etc
     
  15. skipzx

    skipzx Active Member

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    There isn't much in it speed wise, but the carrying load is quite different.
    The Sport is for girls, or lightly built guys, it doesn't carry as much, but is smaller and can be handled easier.
    We have both, I like the outback because I'm a larger bloke and the outback doesn't give me a wet bum like the Sport does!
     
  16. crowyfishes

    crowyfishes New Member

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    jacko, i reckon you should just invest in a two seater so that you can take me along too ;) haha
     
  17. John h

    John h New Member

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    Does your local Hobie dealer do demo days? The one here in Canberra has one every two weeks, so you can test out the different models. Can't go past an Outback I reckon.
     
  18. knuckle

    knuckle New Member

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    Outback

    The Real Trout,
    Mate just joined this great site tonight and saw your post.
    I have a Hobie Outback and love it but am buying a boat possibly a 4.10 polycraft and the boss says i cant have both.
    How muh are you looking to spend on a Outback, mine is pimped to the hilt including sounder, scotty rod holders and down rigger, storage boxes, live well for tournies (converted esky) and the list goes on!
    Pm me if your interested and i will post some pics for you, im located in sydney,
    Cheers
    Knuckle
     

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