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Hobie Mirage Outback
 
Hobie Mirage Outback 2013-07-09 21:55:50 Romanian Redneck
Overall Rating of this Kayak For Fishing. 
 
5.0
Romanian Redneck Reviewed by Romanian Redneck    July 09, 2013 View all my reviews

Best Hobie I've used

I've fished out of the Outback, Revo 13, PA12, and Tandem Island and I have to say the Outback is in my opinion the best kayak Hobie makes for kayak fishing. I own a 2011 Outback and I love it.
It's got tons of storage space, is not too heavy that it couldn't be lifted by one person, stable as can be, and the turning radius is phenomenal (with sailing rudder).
It's true this boat is not as fast as the Revo 13 or Adventure, but I'm not looking for a speedboat neither am I going miles offshore in it (although it can handle it). The bigger downside to me is that it is nearly impossible to paddle the Outback but you probably won't need to paddle much anyway since you have the amazing mirage drive system.
I gave it a 5 overall, it would really be more of a 4.5 in my book ( but that wasn't an option).
I love my Outback. If I had to do it over again I'd buy the same boat.
My advise to anyone considering a Hobie is go try out the different models and buy the one that fits you best and not what everyone else has.
Paul

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