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For Sale Hobie Mirage Drive

Discussion in 'Kayaks & float tubes for sale/wanted/trade' started by swimbait mike, Apr 18, 2017.

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    swimbait mike Well-Known Member

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    2016 Hobie Mirage GT Dirve with Turbo fins (Drive unit only) in perfect condition $400.00.
     
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    Are you upgrading to the 2017 Mirage Drive 180? Just curious. I've been contemplating doing that myself.
     
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    Yes, I had a 2016 outback and was going to up grade the drive but ended up selling the whole kayak and getting the Pro Angler 14. Having the reverse makes life a lot easier especially in freshwater. Pro angler vs outback is a wash to me as the outback is way lighter (40+ lbs) and more nimble. But the Pro Angler is nice to stand in and fish and more stable. The outback is a kayak and the pro angler is a boat.
     
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    Agree. I have a PA 12. It's HEAVY! But it's ridiculously stable. I've never even come close to flipping it. It takes a lot of effort to load and unload it from my truck. But once on the water, I'm glad I'm on it.

    I'm really interested in the Mirage Drive 180. It can be grueling dealing with fishing structure in the bay with tides and wind pushing you into it. I can definitely see the advantage of reverse on demand.
     
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    It's worth it. Make sure you get the 180 drive with ST fins as they come standard and ST with the ST being less than $20.00 more.
     
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    Also, as I discovered last weekend - the new 180 drive is fast! I peddled next to an identical PA14, but he had upgraded to the new 180 and I could not keep up! Simply amazed me that for a drive that has much shorter fins that it could be so fast...
     
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    My friend has the PA14 with 180 drive and I noticed that he would pull away from me also when I had the outback.
     
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    Interesting. This could be huge for launching and landing in the surf.
     
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    BEST THING EVER. I recently just got the 2017 outback camo edition, man I love the 180 ST turbo fins
     
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