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Old 04-17-2015, 12:05 PM   #1
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Just pulled the trigger on a hobie!

Finally going over to the darkside guys, just got a new 2015 revo 13!
I've been paddling my OK prowler 15 for 7 years so I figured it was time!
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Old 04-17-2015, 12:15 PM   #2
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Old 04-17-2015, 12:39 PM   #3
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Old 04-17-2015, 01:13 PM   #4
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So you were able to hide that tax return from the new house account.....
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Old 04-17-2015, 02:36 PM   #5
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HA! yeah Ross - we are still on the hunt, figured I would squeeze this in before the "well this house is going to need new granite counters" type of things start coming! My new gig didn't hurt either
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Old 04-17-2015, 04:01 PM   #6
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Old 04-18-2015, 06:24 PM   #7
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applause

I LOVE it when MY WIFE lets me fish
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Old 04-19-2015, 07:21 PM   #8
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Awesome welcome and congrats!

Almost time to get our fish on!!!
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Old 04-27-2015, 03:21 PM   #9
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gotta do another yak trip Larry - been like 3 years since the last one I think!
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Old 04-27-2015, 03:47 PM   #10
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Almost time to get our fish on!!!
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Old 04-27-2015, 06:34 PM   #11
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Flattie season soon......if not now
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Old 04-28-2015, 08:47 AM   #12
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could likely scare up a couple, water is just still so damn cold over here though, the flatties will get going the same time the stripes do...
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Old 04-30-2015, 07:54 AM   #13
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Matt how do you like the Hobie life?

Almost time to get our fish on!!!
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Old 04-30-2015, 01:46 PM   #14
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The bummer of it all is that I won't have it for a couple of weeks now, wanted olive color because I have a pipe dream of duck hunting off of it (even though I only did that a few times 2 years ago!).

BUT Monahan's let me use their demo 2015 revo for the little spring NEKF get together we had at Long Pond and I loved it! Took some getting used to the different seating position and getting the pedal distance dialed in, but once I did it felt great. Just a night and day difference from paddling, you troll with such ease its amazing.

I'm basically trusting what everyone says that the revo is very sea worthy and it felt very stable, but just not as stable as my prowler (which most will admit is the most sea worthy yak out there). Still, it will take some getting used to once I'm in out in the swells on the revo, but I'm not concerned based on everyone's experience.
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Old 04-30-2015, 02:02 PM   #15
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The Outback blows the prowler away for stability.....

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Old 05-01-2015, 10:28 AM   #16
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I know, I gave it a try and I like it, but it just felt so huge to me and kind of up out of the water. I want something a little easier to handle out of the water and I kind of like being a little bit lower in the water, in that way its similar to the prowler.
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Old 05-01-2015, 02:18 PM   #17
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The Outback blows the prowler away for stability.....
I agree 100%. I just spent last weekend in the deep water off Grand Bahama in my Outback for a tournament, and I never felt unsafe at any point (except for the 12' hammerhead that circled me a few times).

I moved to the Outback from a Trident 13, and I will never look back.

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Old 05-04-2015, 09:00 AM   #18
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How was that tourney? I heard it was blowing like crazy..
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Old 05-05-2015, 06:28 PM   #19
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Tourney was awesome, Extreme Kayak Fishing Battle in the Bahamas. So different for me, I have fished extensively off boats in Florida and Costa Rica, but this is a whole other animal from a yak. Way further offshore than I've ever been, probably 3 or 4 miles. My Lowrance went from 150' to 600' in like 5 boat lengths, crazy. Last reading I got was 1,330' before the screen just went read, and then said I was in 75' of water. I had never been over 150' or so in a yak! Ton of BIG barracuda. Great time, going back next year. May do there summer series this year.

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Old 05-06-2015, 08:35 AM   #20
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sounds good, give us some pics!
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Old 05-07-2015, 07:46 AM   #21
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gotta do another yak trip Larry - been like 3 years since the last one I think!
Larry, Matt, that sounds like fun.
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Old 05-08-2015, 08:56 AM   #22
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Old 05-20-2015, 12:09 PM   #24
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Got the rev out this past weekend, friggin thing is amazing, like you all say, it's a whole different world. didn't slime it yet, but soon!
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Old 06-07-2015, 05:26 PM   #25
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Finally uploaded some pics from Bahamas tournament.

Notice the S-B sticker on my yak...Representin internationally!
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Old 06-12-2015, 04:28 PM   #26
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You can never go back to the paddle ... Congrats .

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Old 06-15-2015, 09:15 AM   #27
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yeah I've been out in a bunch now and just love it more and more. Even caught some fish! Had it out this weekend in my north-facing local waters when the north wind started acting up. Handled just fine in some swells with moderate chop, no stability issues at all.
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Old 06-22-2015, 04:48 PM   #28
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I would love to test trial one but I missed the Monahan's event and I wasn't sure if I was ready to sell the McKee Craft. The broker received a deposit today so the boat hopefully is sold.

I've been mulling over whether I want to go small aluminum V-Hull and small four stroke to mix up lighter salt water and get back to freshwater, or kayak. Having had back surgury three years back I was concerned about comfort in a kayak, but I sat in an Outback at Monahan's today and the new seat design seems extremely comfortably.

So I have a couple questions for Hobie mirage owners. Does the sterling get loose so it constantly needs attention, or can you set to adjust for tide, wide or drift?

Is a heavy boat wake a serious concern, while it seems to be a stable boat, it's obviously low to the water?

How wet is this boat? For different water temperatures, what are the adjustments in clothing, newbie would like to know what the typical clothing requirements are?

Are most using just fish finders or combo units with GPS? I have an older Eagle fish finder I could probably order a puck transducer for and I assume epoxy in. Seems like the kit at the dealer isn't cheep, but I do know the advantages of GPS and charts.

Are these not weed friendly, wondering if fresh water and weed puts you into paddle and away from mirage foot power.

Love to hook up and see what these are all about if anyone wants to offer a ride in an Outback; trade some plastic for the trouble.

Seems like a really nice option, probably not my ideal winter holdover ride, but maybe so with the appropriate neoprene waders or bottoms.

Finally why not a pro angler for a stand up option?




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I agree 100%. I just spent last weekend in the deep water off Grand Bahama in my Outback for a tournament, and I never felt unsafe at any point (except for the 12' hammerhead that circled me a few times).

I moved to the Outback from a Trident 13, and I will never look back.
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Old 06-22-2015, 06:30 PM   #29
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The pro angler is amaZingly comfortable. It's like you are sitting on a lawn chair. They are 99% silent and you can sneak up on fish unlike a noisy tin boat.
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Old 06-22-2015, 08:05 PM   #30
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I have a 2012 PA-14 Bob! I also have a really bad back! I can spend hours in it no problem! No problem in the salt with small waves and its dry as a bone....almost zero splash over but I am not out in heavy seas! I fish a lot of freshwater lately.......you don't want to go in the weeds...why would you? If you did you would use the paddle and pull the drive unit! My wife has an Outback and loves it...we just upgraded her to a 2015. Can bring you for a demo but I will be gone the next couple weeks.

Almost time to get our fish on!!!
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