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hank parker

#1 Post by stevieq » Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:27 pm

hi guys
as ive got a nagging shoulder injury, im selling my current yak( a feelfree lure 11.5)and more than likely going the hobie way.due to limited funds, i will be looking for a good second hand outback.. or maybe even a sport. Ive noticed a few of these for sale at a very good price..around the $1300 mark, give or take....im wondering why these hank parker specials are so cheap..is it an old model? can these be upgraded to turbo fins etc? any info appriecated
regs, steve

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Re: hank parker

#2 Post by Marty75 » Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:12 pm

Yep they are the old model from a couple of generations ago with the weaker Mirage drive holders which caused the hull to split on many Hobies. I think it was from around 2009 that the newer Mirage Drive clip system came in.

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Re: hank parker

#3 Post by arpie » Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:38 pm

Yes, Steve,

Shame about your shoulder - I've had work done on both of mine, so know how it feels! :roll:

As Marty says - they are the older models - even dating from 2007, even earlier - tho if it has the 'click clack' mirage drive that would indicate a newer model. (Mine was the original 'twist in' mirage drive system.)

My first Hobie Sport was the Hank Parker model - it was 'fishing ready' (as against just a pedal craft) & they came with a couple of hobie straps to hold it on your car roof, an anchor, a couple of extra rod holders (up front), a 'speedo', life jacket, drink bottles, dry bag & a few other 'accessories' that normally you had to pay extra for - as well as the 'usual' wheels, paddle etc.

The Sport has a much smaller 'payload' than the Revos or Outbacks ...... so depending on your weight & the amount of gear you intend taking out with you (particularly if you want to use a livewell!) The older models were more 'buoyant' than the newer models, so could actually 'take' a livewell ...... but when I've used one on my current model, it can really change your balance!!

Just make sure that any yak you intend to purchase - that you GO OUT IN IT for a ride, with your fishing gear!!

cheers

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Re: hank parker

#4 Post by stevieq » Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:59 pm

Thanks Marty and roberta
I thought that may have Been the case, but wasn't sure, I'll make sure that I test the sport, revo, and outback before I make my mind up, in the meantime, I have a lightweight vapour that I can manage to paddle without too much drama..thanks for the guidance!

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Re: hank parker

#5 Post by Seeker » Thu Jul 07, 2016 6:24 pm

if its bursitis, get it sorted sooner rather than later...... left mine long enough that i tore the tendon off the bone but didnt realise due to pre-existing pain

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Re: hank parker

#6 Post by arpie » Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:18 pm

Check your PMs, Steve (indicated by the Number 1 in the (1 new messages) above the Thread Name

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Roberta

I am with Seeker on the shoulder thing - get it checked out by a specialist!
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