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Unread 11-27-2019, 10:56 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by lsucole View Post
There is a store in Gulfport called Everything Kayaks. They are right before entering the outlet mall off of I10. They have all of the major brands mentioned AND they have an indoor testing pool to demo any kayak you may be interested in. Good Luck !
Funny you mention that place. I used to work in gulfport once a week and have been in there. I do remember them having a very nice selection.
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Unread 11-27-2019, 11:36 AM   #12
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Buy used just make sure you sea trial
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Unread 11-27-2019, 11:51 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by Emerald Ghost View Post
how much was it out the door with tax Joetrain ?

I bought a Revolution 11. On the dealers website that same model lists at $2569 pre tax. Mine was $1499 pre tax. Tax put me a hair over $1600. $1604 to be exact.

Hobie also gave me free upgrades on the new style shifter tendons and upgraded the fins to the new V2 style.
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Unread 11-28-2019, 08:31 PM   #14
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Here's yet another vote for Hobie. I have a Pro Angler 12 and it's been awesome. An added bonus is that when you get lazy again (like I did) you can get a trolling motor from Island Hopper Outboards that drops right in where the Mirage Drive locks in. Hobie makes a motor option as well, but it is way more expensive than Island Hopper.
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Unread 11-29-2019, 09:57 AM   #15
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Hobie is a cult following and I personally couldn't stand the drive action. It also doesn't have instant reverse. I went with an Old Town Predator PDL( highly recommended by many ) and would not look back. I have on many occasions hooked a monster red against a dock and been able to reverse immediately and pull their big butts away from the dock. I have been successful at that 99.9% of the time. Many of those times if I had a Hobie 360, I would have lost the fish before I could get it in reverse. But more than anything don't take anyone's word on it. Set up a demo and try a bunch of pedal drives and get the one you want and like and feel comfortable in.
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Default Hobie Reverse

I was concerned with the lack of instant reverse also. I have found with my 2019 outback, it doesn't matter. I approach a dock, cast, pull into reverse while my bait settles, and then set the hook and back out. If you fish docks for reds, mirage drive or other, you will have to get good at using the kayak to get the fish away from structure. I'm sure either is fine for this.
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