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2018 AOTY/DOTY Entry

Topic: carry a spare mirage drive on your Hobie? [updated]  (Read 2519 times)

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A.Julian

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I don't believe these drives are prone to fail. 

+1

+2.  I have had 2 rudder pins break OTW but never my Mirage Drives.
Krusty has been going out 3-4 times a week with his Revo this year so i'm sure he's doubling or tripling what normal kayakers are doing in a year
I have a love hate relationship with these mirage drives! Time for a boat
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I don't believe these drives are prone to fail. 

+1

+2.  I have had 2 rudder pins break OTW but never my Mirage Drives.
Krusty has been going out 3-4 times a week with his Revo this year so i'm sure he's doubling or tripling what normal kayakers are doing in a year
I have a love hate relationship with these mirage drives! Time for a boat
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Here's what I ended up doing to get my 2nd mirage drive to fit into front hatch... I've got crank arms that are threaded for bike pedals, so I got a pair of these quick release pedals

https://www.amazon.com/MKS-Urban-Platform-Superior-Pedal/dp/B008EFIU78

With the pedals out, it'll (just) fit in the front hatch.

The only problem I foresee is that the pedals will rust. They do make similar pedals in titanium, but I didn't want to spend that much.



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  I donít have a spare drive, too damn much money for one. I attached a leash to my drive, and before the hull touches water the drive leash is connected to hull on its very own anchor point.  Iíll not be loosing my drive any time soon.


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  I donít have a spare drive, too damn much money for one. I attached a leash to my drive, and before the hull touches water the drive leash is connected to hull on its very own anchor point.  Iíll not be loosing my drive any time soon.

You just Murphy Law'd yourself right into some Final Destination shit that'll lose you a mirage drive.
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  I donít have a spare drive, too damn much money for one. I attached a leash to my drive, and before the hull touches water the drive leash is connected to hull on its very own anchor point.  Iíll not be loosing my drive any time soon.

Iím not worried about losing the driveómechanical failure is the concern. Been considering a multi-day trip and thatís what got me thinking about it. And I have 2 Hobies but only seem to be able to use 1 at a time, thus the spare mirage drive.
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