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2018 AOTY/DOTY Entry

Topic: New Model - Hobie Mirage Compass - $1950 MSRP  (Read 2024 times)

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The Inn Keeper (yakhopper)

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Truthfully,
After purchasing the Revo 13 and dealing with Hobie (lack of) Customer Service, I don't think I would ever purchase another product from them again.
Don't  get me wrong,the dealer has been awsome, one of the best.
But not so much with Hobie Direct.
:0(

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Ring King

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The Vantage seat in the Compass has been simplified as well. No height adjustment on this one although you can still adjust the back angle and the lumbar support.  It's also removable to be used as a beach chair.

The Hobie square hatch will work on this model in front of the seat for those that need a little extra storage.

And it has been confirmed that the MD180 will fit this hull it just doesn't come with one in order to save a little money.


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Truthfully,
After purchasing the Revo 13 and dealing with Hobie (lack of) Customer Service, I don't think I would ever purchase another product from them again.
Don't  get me wrong,the dealer has been awsome, one of the best.
But not so much with Hobie Direct.
:0(

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OK, with post on two threads today, we get it!  You are not fond of Hobie kayaks.


The Inn Keeper (yakhopper)

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To be clear ...
I like Hobie Kayaks,
Just not Hobie (lack of) Customer Support.



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I very much like my Revo-16.  I would like to have an Outback or Revo-13 too.

Frankly, what I'd really like to see from Hobie is something for ocean use that is more maneuverable than my Revo-16 and better in the surf, but still reasonably fast (i.e., seaworthy in chop, waves, and wind), wide enough to stand up, with a more user-friendly cockpit, AND (here's the kicker) made in fiberglass.  Behold: the New Hobie Fish Tamer-15.


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To be clear ...
I like Hobie Kayaks,
Just not Hobie (lack of) Customer Support.



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Your comments remind  me of Elkhornsun. 
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I'm 6'4" as well and my legs stretched out very well. It's doesn't look like it in the Hobie photos but us tall guys will not have a problem. The seat is very comfortable. You can drop the seat to it lower position. The only adjustment on the seat are the side straps that will adjust the back rest.

I took it out Sunday and Monday tested climbing in and out of the Compass with my wet suit. Very smooth getting in with out anything snagging onto my wetsuit. One thing I love the most about the Compas is the dry hull weight of 68lbs it is very light and easy to press over my head. The rotomolded handles/finger slots are pretty crappy and useless.

If this was my Compass the only modifications I would make is to upgrade the drive to ST Turbo fins. I tried it with the regular drive it comes with and felt that it was really slow. Brought my Turbo Fin drive the next day and the compass was a lot faster. I'd also get rid of the 3D printed looking track system and replacing them with custom fabricated stainless steel or aluminum tracks. I installed a Scotty fast track adaptor and Scotty rod holder to use while trolling for Salmon and I noticed lots of flex on the plastic Track. Plus don't trust the Scotty fast track adaptor they have been known to break at the Crappy T-Bolt so just held the rod my hands. I would also add aftermarket handles to assist with lifting and loading the Compass.

I like the Compass and would like to get one for diving.
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On BWE, a guy installed a square hatch in the center and moved the round hatch to the front.  More storage options.

http://www.bigwatersedge.com/bwevb/showthread.php?t=31946
Down to 1 Hobie Revo...


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I very much like my Revo-16.  I would like to have an Outback or Revo-13 too.

Frankly, what I'd really like to see from Hobie is something for ocean use that is more maneuverable than my Revo-16 and better in the surf, but still reasonably fast (i.e., seaworthy in chop, waves, and wind), wide enough to stand up, with a more user-friendly cockpit, AND (here's the kicker) made in fiberglass.  Behold: the New Hobie Fish Tamer-15.

This! Well, except in carbon fiber instead of fiberglass. If you're going to dream you might as well go all out...
The problems you sow are the troubles you're reaping.


 

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