Hobie kayak

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 04, 2009 at 19:41
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Hi all,

I'm considering purchasing a hobie kayak.
One of those ones that you pedal.
They look & seem like they would do what I require. I want something I can load on the Triton by myself & have a bit of a paddle around & a fish.
I like the idea of being able to get out on the water & not having to carry motors & fuel etc etc.

Does anyone have any experience with these?

Cheers.

Daryl
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Reply By: jdbb - Wednesday, Mar 04, 2009 at 20:24

Wednesday, Mar 04, 2009 at 20:24
G'day Daryl

We have an Outback Fisherman and a Sport. They are great for fishing and exploring creeks and rivers. We have also had them out on the ocean - no problems. It's very relaxing peddaling up a creek, steering with one hand and a bundy in the other while dragging a lure behind. We have one sail and when we feel like doing nothing I put up the sail, rope the two kayaks together and sail off.

I can get the Outback onto the utes racks by myself if needed. If it was too much of a struggle you could always put one end up on the back rack and then slide it up.

Unfortunately we will be selling ours soon - we have got a van now and don't seem to have enough time to get enough use out of them.

John

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Follow Up By: Member - Daryl C (VIC) - Wednesday, Mar 04, 2009 at 20:29

Wednesday, Mar 04, 2009 at 20:29
Thanks John,

sounds like the bees knees for me.
Where are you & how keen are you to sell?

Daryl
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Follow Up By: jdbb - Wednesday, Mar 04, 2009 at 20:41

Wednesday, Mar 04, 2009 at 20:41
I'm on the NSW south coast - pretty keen to sell.

John
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Follow Up By: Member - Daryl C (VIC) - Wednesday, Mar 04, 2009 at 20:52

Wednesday, Mar 04, 2009 at 20:52
John,

I'm in the south west corner of Vic at the moment & have commitments until the end of march...a trip to NSW south coast could be a good idea...if the price was right LOL

Can we do pms on here?

Daryl
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Reply By: sjp - Wednesday, Mar 04, 2009 at 20:36

Wednesday, Mar 04, 2009 at 20:36
looked at them myself ,but then because they draw about 300 ml with the flippers down and if damaged - log or even hitting a sandbank at speed you could be up for $500 for the paddle system(your supposed to hitch them up for surfbeach landings as well)probaly why i stuck to my hand paddle job and low maintainaince, scupper pro,by ocean kayak but i still like the idea though
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Reply By: Member - Daryl C (VIC) - Wednesday, Mar 04, 2009 at 20:50

Wednesday, Mar 04, 2009 at 20:50
Thanks SJP,

I wondered about the flippers hitting things & thought they must have an auto kick up.
I suppose if i had a boat & outboard the leg would be more than 300m below the surface & a new prop can be fairly expensive.

Daryl
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Reply By: Member - Don M (NSW) - Thursday, Mar 05, 2009 at 08:25

Thursday, Mar 05, 2009 at 08:25
We have the Hobie Kona which is normal paddle and you can get into very shallow water. They are very 'beamy' and stable...can easily stand up in them without tipping.

Only problem we have is loading it onto the LC200 as I mentioned in a post a few days back. Have ordered an outrigger system which will help.
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Reply By: sweetwill - Thursday, Mar 05, 2009 at 12:31

Thursday, Mar 05, 2009 at 12:31
g/day daryl c.
have been using kayaks for fishing for the past 10 years now, inland waters, creeks, rivers, and have found the best for my needs to be a bass canoe by ''australis''i can put enough camping gear and food under cover in the stern and bow for a two week fishing experdition. the rod holder secures to the bow whitch leaves your hands free to paddle or just fix the paddle to the side and drift along casting from side to side, an extra bonus is the legs dont get sunburnt. cheers for now bill.
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