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Old 01-27-2013, 07:44 PM   #11
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I think JD is right on the money. Hard peddling + LOTS of offshore trips had a lot to do with all the failures I had within the first year of purchasing my PA. Snapped all three of the cables, cracked pulley wheel, broke both peddle masts, and I religiously rinse and lube my MD. I now carry several spare parts in the yak and some tools. Also upgraded my paddle to a longer and lighter one than the Hobie stock, which I never leave the shore without. The MD is a great piece of machinery, but like all things mechanical it will eventually fail.
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:02 AM   #12
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I've had 5 sets of pedals for more than 6 years each. In that time I have snapped one cable. These things are mechanical in a salt water environment. Harsh conditions and I treat them very rough. They have not let me down yet.

I would and have bought them religiously.

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Old 01-28-2013, 12:45 PM   #13
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lol my arms have never fallen off and i dont think ill be breaking any paddles soon, ill stick with the good old fashioned way, same with my old school dacron sails, free power no maintenance no worries.
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:01 PM   #14
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A mirage drive typically last 8-12 months without any problems depending on how hard you go and how well you clean it up after a long day of salt, i do what chad does i have a extra chain and pully along with the right tools for the job i had my first problem last week pully broke hobie coverd it didnt cost me a dime and only took 5 mins to fix!

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Old 02-02-2013, 09:51 PM   #15
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We have very little problems on drives less that 3 years old. When we do have issues it;s usually the same people over and over. The majority of them have turbo fins and try to sprint out of the box. It's kinda like redlineinga motor and then throwing it in gear over and over
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