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Finally, the Outback has been rejigged

Postby erik the viking » 25 Aug 2018, 19:37

For those looking for a first pedal yak or an upgrade, good old Hobie have released the advertising for the new 2019 Outback.
Looks interesting indeed. A cross between the Compass, PA12 and with the basic features of the later model Outback.
Have a look at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EspLVQGg8JI
edit: The better one is on: https://www.hobie.com/au/en/kayaks/mirage-outback/
Some interesting and long overdue features will suit many yak fisher folk.
Maybe Josh could give his rundown and opinion in the near future? 9no pressure Josh :D)
No idea when they might land in Aus, but I think they might be in demand. (unless they get really silly with the price?)
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Re: Finally, the Outback has been rejigged

Postby maverick » 25 Aug 2018, 20:35

Looks great, but I am sure there will be a price rise.
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Re: Finally, the Outback has been rejigged

Postby cheaterparts » 27 Aug 2018, 20:54

maverick wrote:Looks great, but I am sure there will be a price rise.


don't think they have had it on a diet ether almost 47 kg -
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Re: Finally, the Outback has been rejigged

Postby mingle » 27 Aug 2018, 21:45

Looks very similar to the Jackson and Native models now. That camo colour sucks arse too...

47kgs?! I guess the weight of the yak goes up with the weight of the average yank...

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Re: Finally, the Outback has been rejigged

Postby Reeling » 27 Aug 2018, 22:01

cheaterparts wrote:
maverick wrote:Looks great, but I am sure there will be a price rise.


don't think they have had it on a diet ether almost 47 kg -


Think how much stainless accessories you could fit to a stealth and still be lighter.

Thanks a ridiculous weight
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Re: Finally, the Outback has been rejigged

Postby Seasherpa » 27 Aug 2018, 22:40

Reeling wrote:
cheaterparts wrote:
maverick wrote:Looks great, but I am sure there will be a price rise.


don't think they have had it on a diet ether almost 47 kg -


Think how much stainless accessories you could fit to a stealth and still be lighter.

Thanks a ridiculous weight


My outback with the old style seat was in the early 30's, it has gone up a fair bit in weight over the two model changes.
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Re: Finally, the Outback has been rejigged

Postby maverick » 28 Aug 2018, 11:03

Most probably won't be in Aus until summer next year.
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Re: Finally, the Outback has been rejigged

Postby cheaterparts » 28 Aug 2018, 13:01

maverick wrote:Most probably won't be in Aus until summer next year.


that's all right Mav - I can wait !
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Re: Finally, the Outback has been rejigged

Postby Gunna » 28 Aug 2018, 20:50

Okay so US$2800.00 before kitting it out :o
https://www.mariner-sails.com/2019-mirage-outback.html
So Mav or anyone else are you going to dump the Compass for one of these?
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Re: Finally, the Outback has been rejigged

Postby laneends » 28 Aug 2018, 21:05

probably aimed at would be pa12 owners. Probably needed beefing up so it was less of a comparison to the compass, to which i am sure it has lost a lot of sales to.
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