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Old 10-01-2018, 04:51 PM   #1
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There's a 14'6" Hobie Oasis Tandem for $1750. Looks like stock peddles. The guy said he bought it new and only used it 3 times. Is this something a guy could handle by himself? How would it perform with just one person. Does an empty drive well create much drag? Would I be better off getting a Compass for the same price?
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Hobies are made to be pedaled. I own a Revolution and without the pedals there is significant drag from the empty drive well. Hobie sells a cassette that fits in the drive well but my experience is that it pedals better than it paddles.
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The Oasis is a tandem kayak. I'm talking about peddling from the back with an empty peddle well up front.
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I used to have a Hobie Outfitter which is the tandem version of the Outback. I plugged the front well with a cassette and then added 2 concrete blocks for ballast. Without some ballast up front the Outfitter rode too low.


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The Cassettes does help with the drag in a tandem. I have a Pa17 and the water splashes up pretty solid with out the cassette in. Unless you need the tandem I would stick to a solo rig. I have an outback for myself. Also consider storage and transport. I use a boat trailer and have safe outside storage for the locked down PA. The outback sits on a rack in my dining room and travels in the bed of my truck.


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