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Hobie Compass - NEW VIDEO ADDED

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Re: Hobie Compass - NEW VIDEO ADDED

Postby wokka1 » 08 Feb 2018, 21:18

shane wrote:
wokka1 wrote:Hey Mav. Are you car topping the Compass and if so which way up ?


It would have to be a lot easier to car top than a PA and since it's virtually a mini-PA (at least the rear half) I'd say it would go best right way up.


Easier than an outback too, in fact it's closer to the weight of a sport than outback. Pity there isn't a PA like grab rail at the back nor are there side handles. But the manual says proper (molded) carriers if you car top right way up. I guess the risk is indents in the hull if you just load onto flat bars but the PA manual probably says the same thing. I haven't seen one in the flesh yet. Are the weight savings from less fittings etc or is the actual plastic lighter too ? ie, has the lighter weight compromised hull rigidity at all ?
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Re: Hobie Compass - NEW VIDEO ADDED

Postby Gunna » 08 Feb 2018, 22:32

There is a Hobie Compass group on Facebook with heaps of owners sharing info etc. It appears the centre hatch area is a thinner plastic & is reliant like most Hobies on having rigid foam inserts in the hull to support the deck. You can also ask Martyn from Berly Pro his thoughts as he has been smashing Kingies off Portland in his blue Compass.
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Re: Hobie Compass - NEW VIDEO ADDED

Postby maverick » 09 Feb 2018, 00:03

Gunna wrote:There is a Hobie Compass group on Facebook with heaps of owners sharing info etc. It appears the centre hatch area is a thinner plastic & is reliant like most Hobies on having rigid foam inserts in the hull to support the deck. You can also ask Martyn from Berly Pro his thoughts as he has been smashing Kingies off Portland in his blue Compass.


Cheers Gunna, thanks.

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Re: Hobie Compass - NEW VIDEO ADDED

Postby chrisw » 09 Feb 2018, 21:26

maverick wrote:Is that Marty my son you are talking about?

:D :thumbsup:
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Re: Hobie Compass - NEW VIDEO ADDED

Postby cheaterparts » 12 Feb 2018, 17:04

and is this the new upgrade

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Re: Hobie Compass - NEW VIDEO ADDED

Postby cruiser » 14 Feb 2018, 13:27

Just been into AWS to get a part for my yak and had good squiz at the Compass,must say very impressive :up: have you had a chance to take it out into sloppy conditions yet Mav
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Re: Hobie Compass - NEW VIDEO ADDED

Postby maverick » 14 Feb 2018, 14:53

cruiser wrote:Just been into AWS to get a part for my yak and had good squiz at the Compass,must say very impressive :up: have you had a chance to take it out into sloppy conditions yet Mav


Yes and thoroughly impressed with it.
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Re: Hobie Compass - NEW VIDEO ADDED

Postby cruiser » 14 Feb 2018, 15:02

maverick wrote:
cruiser wrote:Just been into AWS to get a part for my yak and had good squiz at the Compass,must say very impressive :up: have you had a chance to take it out into sloppy conditions yet Mav


Yes and thoroughly impressed with it.
Thanks Mav ,might have to give one a try in the very near future
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Re: Hobie Compass - NEW VIDEO ADDED

Postby mingle » 14 Feb 2018, 15:53

I'd be interested if they had a better colour-range - any idea why just 2 colour choices?

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Re: Hobie Compass - NEW VIDEO ADDED

Postby peatop » 14 Feb 2018, 16:23

Lol nice idea but to high
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