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Leaking Hobie Outback

Postby Peaky » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:13 pm

Hi everyone,

I have just recently joined this forum but have had my hobie outback for just over a year and can't get enough of it. So far I have set up the hobie with extra rod holders, ST turbo fins, sail and a sailing rudder.
I am loving the hobie but for some reason, no matter what I do, it keeps taking on water and is a pain in the arse trying to empty the water out of the bung at the back due to it's odd position. I have checked over the yak and can't find any holes on it so I am assuming the water is getting in under the front storage compartment.
Does anyone else have this problem with the hobie outback and if so what was the solution?
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Re: Leaking Hobie Outback

Postby T.J » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:22 pm

Peaky Contact your Hobie dealer you may have a defective hull
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Re: Leaking Hobie Outback

Postby Digger » Thu Feb 24, 2011 7:18 am

Definitely contact your dealer as if it's leaking it won't get better but may get worse, and your warranty period has to be considered also.

The dealer will have to locate the leak before he can get approval for a new hull from Hobie, so if you are able to locate it beforehand the process will run through more smoothly.

I had a hull changed for the same reasons, but the leak, which was in the front part of the mirage drive well, was only occurring when I was on the water pedalling and was hard to locate. The Hobie dealer network is terrific in it's support and this is not an uncommon occurrence, but you need to get onto it soon!

There are threads here that can be searched for more information.

Good luck and let us know how you get on.


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Re: Leaking Hobie Outback

Postby Peaky » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:06 pm

Sorry about the late reply. I've taken the boat out again in calm waters and it was half full of water by the end of the day. Where was yours leaking digger? I've looked all over the yak and can't find any obvious signs as to why it leaks. Did the process of getting a replacement take long? The place where I got my yak from is no longer a dealer for hobie. Should I go through hobby myself or through another dealer?

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Re: Leaking Hobie Outback

Postby T.J » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:39 pm

Peaky wrote: Should I go through hobby myself or through another dealer?

Contact the nearest Hobie Dealer and they should take care of it.
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Re: Leaking Hobie Outback

Postby sm7602 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:39 pm

hey mate

my pro angler split in the holes where the trolley cart inserts,like you I couldnt find were the water was comming from until the poles of the trolley cart tore a hole big enough for me to see.I was very lucky I wasnt offshore otherwise I would have been swimming back to the ramp :ts:
Hobie was very good and replaced my hull :bye: so maybe you might have the same problem as I had.You could try filling the hull with some water at home and locate the leak that way.Just an idea

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Re: Leaking Hobie Outback

Postby craigtempo » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:41 pm

there known to crack around the drive area as well . just get onto ur nearest dealer ... they should sort it out .

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Re: Leaking Hobie Outback

Postby Peaky » Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:35 pm

Thanks for the advise guys. I'll fill it tomorrow to find out where the leak is. Hopefully Hobie will replace it for me
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Re: Leaking Hobie Outback

Postby T.J » Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:42 pm

Peaky wrote:Thanks for the advise guys. I'll fill it tomorrow to find out where the leak is. Hopefully Hobie will replace it for me

Seriously Don't wast any more time mucking around with it just contact Hobie and let them sort it out
Here is the link to Diggers Post viewtopic.php?f=1&t=12169 [It`s a long one] :tong:
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Re: Leaking Hobie Outback

Postby auskayaks » Tue Mar 29, 2011 5:10 pm

sm7602 That goes to show why those through scupper trolleys are not a good idea.
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