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1 hour ago, luvdunhill said:


Heh. I am hoping all this rain this week raises the lake a fair bit.

Whatever floats your boat, man.

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I was looking at the Hobie Mirage Outback kayak – this year's model has kick-up fins (on the foot paddle drive) that fold when you hit shallow stuff:

https://www.hobie.com/kayaks/mirage-outback/#

It's meant for kayak fishing but I thought it would be useful for regular, non-competitive kayaking too. I didn't even know such products existed until I searched for kayaks a few weeks ago.

Here's the longer Revolution 16 with turbo fin speed test (vs. paddle):

 

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I have the Pro Angler 14 from Hobie.  Probably bigger than you want to mess with unless you want to fish and take people out on the boat with you as it hold 600lbs.  Outback or even the less aggressive models would be awesome as a do everything kayak.

I can cruise at over 7mph into the wind with ease and the pedals do not get clogged up with weeds like 99% of the other pedal kayaks on the market.

If you want a real boat then Boston Whaler for midsize or Christensen for big ones I can recommend as I used them down in the Bahamas.

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The Outback looks kinda overkill. What the next step down would you say? I definitely like the stacking aspect, is that something that is usually standard? I would like to find a way to organize a few of these and a small removable sailboat (butterfly?) into a slip. So, larger is okay, I won’t be hauling them.

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46 minutes ago, luvdunhill said:

The Outback looks kinda overkill. What the next step down would you say? .....

???? Am I on the wrong forum?

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I ended up picking a Laser and a Hobie. Mirage Oasis Tandem. I will be storing the sailboat on a Seitech dolly, but looking for a way to store the kayak.
 

I am not sure whether to do a wall mount rack or something on the floor. I likely will end up with two more single kayaks - so some rack system would be nice. Any suggestions?

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We used a Malone FS Rack to store our three kayaks and it worked fine. We currently only have one kayak and a SUP so I also store a folding ladder on it. Takes up a bit of room but works pretty well.

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My worry is that the Hobie is 93 lbs hull weight and 14.5 ft long. I like the idea of the wall rack but it might just be too hard to get on and off. More research I suppose is needed.

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Yeah, we did not have anything that large. 1 12 footer and 2 10 footers. The 12 footer weighs about 75 pounds so we used to put it on the bottom but it is now on the top since both the ladder and SUP are used more. Works fine but I’m not sure I would want to wrestle the Hobie onto the top rack. It is actually a floor standing rack since we had very little wall space open with all of the cabinets in the garage.

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