New Outback

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dedant
Posts: 1615
Joined: Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:11 pm
Kayak Make: Hobie
Kayak Model: Outback 2019
VHF Call Sign: ZMU5052
Location: West Auckland

Do the supplied scupper hole wheels cause fatigue in the hull over time or are they ok?
How difficult are the Tagit type cooler bags in the rear well to access for fish storage?
We are wanting a second Kayak for my wife to use, and a peddle drive for me while my arm recovers after the surgery.
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xiso728
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Joined: Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:57 pm
Location: Auckland

I would stay away from the scupper hole wheels as when the yak is fully loaded, it puts lots of stress on the wall of those scupper holes, not to mention from time to time you will launch through some rough terrain which will make it even worse. most importantly, no one would like to find out their yak is leaking when on the water......

My hobie scupper hole wheel has been collecting dust in the garage since couple of outings...
xiso728
Posts: 24
Joined: Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:57 pm
Location: Auckland

with the tagit bag, they r ok to use on Hobie but make sure you use a fish stringer which can be attached to the inside
dedant
Posts: 1615
Joined: Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:11 pm
Kayak Make: Hobie
Kayak Model: Outback 2019
VHF Call Sign: ZMU5052
Location: West Auckland

Cool. Thanks for the feedback.
I visited The Watershed and looked over the stock models there. The scupper holes are reinforced specially for their own carts, however they are an additional purchase so I will more than likely stick to my new Wheel eez cart anyway.
The new camo coloured Outback has Turbo fins, the other colour options have st fins, what’s up with that?
No biggy as the Turbo fins might be a strain for my wife anyway and the upgrade is only a Hundy or so and easy to swap back and forth when I want a bit more boogie.
Still haven’t put down the pre order deposit , when we do I’ll know it’s getting real .
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Smudger.aws
Posts: 98
Joined: Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:27 pm
Kayak Make: Hobie
Kayak Model: Revolution 16
Location: Te Hana, Northland

If you ever want a trial, we have a pair of Revolution 16's, just about to move from Waitakere to Wellsford, so busy the next couple of weekends, but maybe able to meet up at Snells/Sullivans sometime.
Cheers
Tony
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AndrewRawlingson
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Location: Northland

Predator PDL?
dedant
Posts: 1615
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Kayak Make: Hobie
Kayak Model: Outback 2019
VHF Call Sign: ZMU5052
Location: West Auckland

Cheers Tony, we have only just sold our house and are moving soon so the next month is going to be a bit hectic.
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dedant
Posts: 1615
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Kayak Make: Hobie
Kayak Model: Outback 2019
VHF Call Sign: ZMU5052
Location: West Auckland

Saturday out from Martins bay.
I’m enjoying this watercraft
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dedant
Posts: 1615
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Kayak Model: Outback 2019
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Location: West Auckland

Not really your own unless you’ve cut a dirty big hole in it right? :D
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