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New Hobie fishing kayak

Postby DasGoby » Apr Thu 25, 2019 3:11 pm

Hobie just came out with a new kayak that was not in their original 2019 lineup and is really interesting.

It is called the Passport and it is a 10.5' long thermoform (as opposed to rotomolded polyethylene).

It is in interesting in that the thermoform construction and stripped down features makes it light weight and affordable for a peddle yak. The list price is like $1300 bucks and weight is 65# without drive and 75# with.

Most smaller peddle yaks come in at 90lb+ and $2k+ in costs.

Durability and flex is obviously a concern with the thermoform, be interesting to see reviews as people start to buy.

https://www.hobie.com/kayaks/mirage-passport/
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Re: New Hobie fishing kayak

Postby Aux Pleins » Apr Thu 25, 2019 6:34 pm

Hopefully all kayaks eventually come down in price kind of like flat screens have. Anyone remember seeing the first few Flat Screen flat panel TVs that were in the 10k neighborhood when they came out? Now u can get a 50inch for $300. :roll:
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Re: New Hobie fishing kayak

Postby HEDDONFROG » Apr Fri 26, 2019 1:39 pm

Aux Pleins wrote:Hopefully all kayaks eventually come down in price kind of like flat screens have. Anyone remember seeing the first few Flat Screen flat panel TVs that were in the 10k neighborhood when they came out? Now u can get a 50inch for $300. :roll:


Hell, I'd pay $10,000 for a 10" ;) sorry filling in for Phil. He's busy at work
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Re: New Hobie fishing kayak

Postby Phil6 » Apr Fri 26, 2019 4:53 pm

HEDDONFROG wrote:
Aux Pleins wrote:Hopefully all kayaks eventually come down in price kind of like flat screens have. Anyone remember seeing the first few Flat Screen flat panel TVs that were in the 10k neighborhood when they came out? Now u can get a 50inch for $300. :roll:


Hell, I'd pay $10,000 for a 10" ;) sorry filling in for Phil. He's busy at work


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Re: New Hobie fishing kayak

Postby FloridaRigger » Apr Fri 26, 2019 10:42 pm

I think you're better off looking for a used outback or compass. I see tons of hobies on craigslist and facebook marketplace.
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Re: New Hobie fishing kayak

Postby cjnewton » Apr Mon 29, 2019 2:50 pm

I have a 10-year-old Outback that's gotten heavier each year for the past ten. It got a LOT heavier when I turned 50. And I have to get it on top of a Toyota Sienna. I'm going to check out the lighter version.
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Re: New Hobie fishing kayak

Postby mike son » Apr Mon 29, 2019 4:09 pm

cjnewton wrote:I have a 10-year-old Outback that's gotten heavier each year for the past ten. It got a LOT heavier when I turned 50. And I have to get it on top of a Toyota Sienna. I'm going to check out the lighter version.


Woah a new guy. I thought it was impossible to sign up on wcf
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Re: New Hobie fishing kayak

Postby HEDDONFROG » Apr Mon 29, 2019 7:58 pm

mike son wrote:
cjnewton wrote:I have a 10-year-old Outback that's gotten heavier each year for the past ten. It got a LOT heavier when I turned 50. And I have to get it on top of a Toyota Sienna. I'm going to check out the lighter version.


Woah a new guy. I thought it was impossible to sign up on wcf


They got that fixed. If you login from a desktop or laptop, there are a bunch of new sign ups.

Btw CJNewton, welcome
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