Hobie backwards mirage drive

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Re: Hobie backwards mirage drive

Postby Shuggy22 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:43 pm

Have to agree to some degree about the price factor, and I am one who believes you get what you pay for however.......
PA's in particular i dont understand, the only place i can see them having; is being used in impoundments where motors are prohibited, personally their weight and price make them comparable to a small tinny indeed.
I have owned and used several hobies (mirage and paddle) and i personally cant see the value in the mirage anymore, that being said the price of some propels throws me too lol
Just i guess if the aim of the game is catching fish then personally having a mirage drive never helped, so an even more expensive version is certainly no more appealing. And really fishing is the platform we should compare vessels on I would have thought.
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Re: Hobie backwards mirage drive

Postby Shuggy22 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:44 pm

Should I say never helped me*
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Re: Hobie backwards mirage drive

Postby coattail rider » Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:54 pm

Shuggy22 wrote:Have to agree to some degree about the price factor, and I am one who believes you get what you pay for however.......
PA's in particular i dont understand, the only place i can see them having; is being used in impoundments where motors are prohibited, personally their weight and price make them comparable to a small tinny indeed.
I have owned and used several hobies (mirage and paddle) and i personally cant see the value in the mirage anymore, that being said the price of some propels throws me too lol
Just i guess if the aim of the game is catching fish then personally having a mirage drive never helped, so an even more expensive version is certainly no more appealing. And really fishing is the platform we should compare vessels on I would have thought.


i guess it depends..i can tell you that being able to chance fish and manouver around obstacles whilst hooked up using the drive has definately meant ive caught some fish id have otherwise lost
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Re: Hobie backwards mirage drive

Postby spork » Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:40 am

canaryfisher wrote:The issue I got with the new hobie Pedal drive which I've not tried but I seen a few videos on it is that
the whole point of the hobies I thought was less effort more fishing.. Now if you want to go backwards
you have to pull a cable to switch the fins backwards to go backwards


I've owned a dozenish cars over the years.
Pretty much all of them cost more than a PA.
Some significantly more.
They ALL have this lever type thing that I have to pull / push / move to select reverse. Some of them required the use of a pedal too!
You'd think Holden / Ford / Toyota / Nissan / Subaru / Audi / Alfa-Romeo / Mitsubishi (and any others I've forgotten) would do better than that...
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Re: Hobie backwards mirage drive

Postby arpie » Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:09 am

......They ALL have this lever type thing that I have to pull / push / move to select reverse. Some of them required the use of a pedal too!
You'd think Holden / Ford / Toyota / Nissan / Subaru / Audi / Alfa-Romeo / Mitsubishi (and any others I've forgotten) would do better than that......



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Re: Hobie backwards mirage drive

Postby pdfarrell » Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:26 pm

Have just spoken to James at HWS, and made my intentions clear that I want one.

I think it will be great for fishing boat hulls as well as holding position casting into breeze or in a current.

I think it would also be great in places like Forster, in and around the racks, especially in a slow cornering PA.

Yes I realise the Natives have no "lever" or "cable" to pull, but I can't see it being a problem.. looking forward (or backwards) to it..

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Re: Hobie backwards mirage drive

Postby spork » Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:21 pm

My understanding is that the propellor driven 'yaks have their own issues.
Bearing failure.Weed fouling. Also, you can't "feather" them, so they won't operate as shallow as a mirage drive can.

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Everything is compromise.
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Re: Hobie backwards mirage drive

Postby manno » Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:02 pm

spork wrote:I've owned a dozenish cars over the years.
Pretty much all of them cost more than a PA.
Some significantly more.
They ALL have this lever type thing that I have to pull / push / move to select reverse. Some of them required the use of a pedal too!
You'd think Holden / Ford / Toyota / Nissan / Subaru / Audi / Alfa-Romeo / Mitsubishi (and any others I've forgotten) would do better than that...
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Fish much when you drive?

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Re: Hobie backwards mirage drive

Postby DolanOutdoors » Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:58 pm

In my opinion the 2017 Hobie Outback Mirage Drive 180 with turbo fins is the best thing since sliced bread. But I maybe bias. :lol:
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