Baitbucket

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  1. I actually have owned 2, as I sell them after the 2 year warranty expires so im not stuck having to pay for a defect out of pocket. I got sick of having to buy and rig a kayak every other season to stay in warranty.
  2. It will be interesting to see how the Paddle yak companies handle this as well. Many of them have hiked their prices up over 1000$ since the cost of pedal yaks is so high. Now that you can get a couple different kinds of pedal yaks under 1500, they will need to adjust i would think.
  3. Also back on page 17 lol
  4. Exactly on point man. With my two young kids and wife wanting to get out with me, the kayak just wasnt an option. I picked up a 17ft SeaNymph and use it to fish the best freshwater fishery in MA (Quabbin Res). This kids and wifey have a blast, its close to home, and it costs next to nothing. Ive been very fortunate with my boat as there have been minimal monetary investments other than basic maintenance. The feeling you get when you see their faces with a fish they caught is awesome. All the wildlife they are exposed to (Bald Eagles, Hawks, Loons, Deer, Moose, Turkeys, Ducks, Turtles) makes for an amazing learning experience. Try to watch this video without a smile on your face =)
  5. I posted the video of it in this thread the other day. Page 17.
  6. Right? That's like saying hull cracks don't count unless it's at the drive.. Wait, what??
  7. I can guarantee you that if Hobie had started with an industry standard 8-10 yr warranty on their hull, they would have solved this drive well cracking issue by now..
  8. I never stated "all hobie owners want" it. I stated they SHOULD want it.. Your right, you have defects in many things. Thats one of the reasons companies have warranties. Hobie knows this is an issue. Knows it typically takes 3-5 years to manifest. And has set its Warranty to expire just before the issue presents itself. If that sounds fair to you then im sure you were happy with your Ford Pinto as well.. Hobies numbers mentioned by Matt are only warranty claims within 2 years.. Since this issue takes 3-5 to show its ugly face, well..im sure even you can figure out why his numbers make this look so insignificant.. The hundreds of people who have had this issue, some multiple times, are finally battling back. This is how change happens. If/when Hobie adjusts their warranty and you experience this issue, you can come back and thank us..
  9. What are you reading? Matt Miller, Hobies head Warranty guy came into this very forum and said its still an issue... What I want is what every person who own a Hobie should want.. A warranty that covers their kayak against the defect Hobie themselves has admitted to....
  10. See this is where you lose the argument and prove you quite literally have no concept of whats being discussed here. This IS NOT a maintenance issue.... Its a defect in the hull.. Hobie themselves have stated this... That fact that you defend Hobie, when they themselves admit its a known issue is a special kind of ignorance...
  11. What more proof do you need than people coming here and stating they have had the problem? Some have had the problem multiple times. Its to the point where guys sell their kayaks after the 2yr warranty is up because they dont have faith in the products durability... Hobie admits its a problem. Thier warranty reflects that they know and place their warranty just out of reach of the known defect.. Thats all fact.. Not "made up numbers", not "hoopla", not "hate"..
  12. Elias reviews the Pelican. Great job man! I noticed on the warrnty card he hold up around the 2:24 mark, it states "Lifetime Warranty" PS..We all know what you were getting at when you asked about the drive well insert but didnt want to tell him lol
  13. The warranty isnt that great and it part of my concern with hobies "Set" warranty. Companies will follow suit as an industry standard till they are forced to do better.. Hulls which prove defective within twelve (12) months will be repaired or replaced free of charge at Riot’s discretion. Hulls which prove defective after twelve (12) months but under twenty-four (24) months will be repaired free of charge. If it cannot be repaired it will be replaced for 50 % of the current Riot retail price. Hulls which prove defective after twenty-four (24) months but under thirty-six (36) months will be repaired free of charge. If it cannot be repaired it will be replaced for 60 % of the current Riot retail price. Hulls which prove defective after thirty-six (36) months but under forty-eight (48) months will be repaired free of charge. If it cannot be repaired it will be replaced for 70 % of the current Riot retail price. Hulls which prove defective after forty-eight (48) months but under sixty (60) months will be repaired free of charge. If it cannot be repaired it will be replaced for 80 % of the current Riot retail price.
  14. I see, lets wait till someone drowns.. Got it..
  15. Assuming your not miles from launch when your hull cracks and you yak sinks lol