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valfitzandrew Offline
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Posted: Aug. 13 2005,06:21

What I would like to know is how to fish from a SOT paddle yak, keep station and fish. The way I see it, one hand for the rod, fishing that is, two hands to paddle. Pedaling, not paddling, distributes the work load properly, allowing one hand for the rod and one for the net and two feet and a rudder to keep station.

Edited by Capn Jimbo on Aug. 14 2005,05:43
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Posted: Aug. 14 2005,05:40

Of course that assumes that you have a third hand to adjust your rudder, lol.  People who have Hobies seem to really love em, and I find them intriguing.  They ARE fast.  And I've always respected Hobie for their innovation in design.

However they are heavy, wide and don't paddle nearly as well.  And cost LOTS of money.

As far as holding station, most would agree that rigging up a good anchor system, with a trolley and appropriate clips and floats for fast release is an effective solution.

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Edited by Capn Jimbo on Aug. 14 2005,05:44

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Posted: Aug. 14 2005,10:20

Capn Jim,
Follow the address below.
http://www.hobiecat.com/kayaking/models_adventure.html
This is the one in my future  and may change your mind re paddling or pedaling or both together. At a cost of $2k it is, I agree, quite pricy  :angry:

Anyone out there want to buy a 16ft bass boat?   ???
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Posted: Aug. 14 2005,20:25

Here it is:

The Hobie Mirage Adventure



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   *  Features:
    >> MirageDrive pedaling system.
    >> New "Twist-and-Stow" Rudder System.
    >> High-back seat w/fanny-pack & water bottles.
    >> Two 8" storage hatches.
    >> Two-piece paddle with on-hull storage.
    >> Large cargo hatch w/Bungee tie-downs.
    >> Rear on-deck cargo area.

     Options:
     >> Tackle box
     >> Cooler
     >> Anchor system
     >> Sail Kit
     >> Daggerboard
     >> Kayak Cart


At 16 ft x 27.5 in x 60 lb (plus another 7.5 lb for the "flippers"), kinda heavy, but I remain intruigued by Hobie.  If the shorter Hobies are fast (and they are) I suspect the "Adventure" will boil water.  Nice hull shape, good entry, looks quiet.  Not much rocker, if any, but it does have a good turning rudder.

Not my cuppa tea though, I'm a paddler not peddler: and at $2000 I could own two Sedas, or a kevlar Skua and have money left over for the Rustic Inn to celebrate.

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Posted: Aug. 22 2005,06:55

Quote (valfitzandrew @ Aug. 13 2005,06:21)
What I would like to know is how to fish from a SOT paddle yak, keep station and fish.]

With a Hobie,That's easy, Try Backpedaling!!! :D :D :D


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