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About EliasV

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  1. I was physically beat wheeling it back to the car most trips and chose not to upgrade the tires to the larger ones. I'm not sure how we jumped to the conclusion of me impacting the beach with the cart. I can't even attempt that surf landing even if I try. As soon as I'm in chest deep water I bail.
  2. I never ride anything into the beach and then let the boat come in contact with the sand with my weight in the kayak...how did we jump to this conclusion? Can you find a video of me landing my kayak in the surf zone and me contacting sand while still in the kayak coming in backwards? I'm always bailing before the beach. So I never allow the hull to contact the sand while I am physically in the kayak. So the curling waves cracked the kayak? I have the luxury of surf launching multiple times a week. The drag across REALLY soft sand with the scupper cart is far more intense here in Carolina then I have ever engaged in up in NY. The fact I wheeled it down so frequently is what I suspect cracked this kayak. But my buddies that launch with me haven't had this issue. Maybe I put too much gear on there. I use the smaller wheels and I am pretty beat dragging this thing through a 300 yard walk from the car. A lot of torque and physical stress. It makes sense to me. None of my older boats had to have such a long distance drag from car to launch via soft sand.
  3. Geez, can’t believe this is still going on. My only point was to hopefully alert someone with a camo or new lime green outback. I know guys on this forum may have never “heard” of this crack happening lately. But on a different platform I received a few messages of their new and greatest colors cracking in my spot. Enjoy the bubble. It was dumb of me to post this. I’ll stay in my bubble.
  4. I'm quite aware what happens to a defective hull now. This will gladly be returned to a dealership down the road from me (as opposed to 1.5 hrs away).
  5. Hey dude here's timeline: Pay $800 for new hull dealer says - "Have A Nice Day Elias!" Come home Posted on FB for best offer because no one gave me instruction what to do Kevin throws a temper tantrum at me on FB and tells me to destroy it I pull post down I cannot destroy a kayak in NYC I give it to KFA-NY president Gene He cuts it and sends me picture I submit picture I guess its my fault
  6. I've been on your Outbacks since 2011. I've owned FIVE outbacks. Never a crack via scupper carts before the botchy PVC reinforcements even. I never misuse carts either. I need a boat that functions and enjoy my Hobie when it functions properly. I t's ok I know it's my fault for the following: Coming in backwards via surf with or without the cart Wheeling it through the sand
  7. Who said blowing the boat onto the sand full momentum? I absolutely never beach the kayak via sand surf launching. I always get out before. Every video I surf land/launch I'm never riding sh*T into the beach, the only safe way to land the outback is to get out as soon as it is safe to do so - sorry dude. I go in backwards five times a season in the surf. Who in their right mind paddles in backwards all the way to the beach? As soon as you are able to get out safely in an Outback you bail there's ZERO backwards impacts happening with me ever. Who's claiming I bring my wheels with me everytime on the water? 70% of my videos from this season my cart is tucked neatly into the back seat of my car, not the back seat of my kayak. No one gave me any instruction what to do with that hull. Not the terrible receptionist in Cali, not the dealer I picked up my $800 replacement from, no one. That's my fault? I should have dropped my hull off before taking a new one. Don't pin that sh*t on me for your incompetent policies.
  8. Anyone that owns any of the new colors, just watch your scuppers. Put the pump in if you don't have one. I was inept. I never had a boat crack in that manner aside from a 2012 a customer had crack in a drive well while in NY. A friend of mine with a camo one also cracked exact same spot. New pour or plastic or whatever. My 2011 still floats as does the 2015. Nothing changed with the way I treated it. It's the plastic. I pulled the trigger on a Predator PDL today as my non surf boat and will look for an older outback as my out front boat. IF coming in backwards five times in a season cracked the scupper then I want nothing to do with it. If Hobie constitutes what I do for a living as "commercial" then so be it. Shimano, Daiwa, and Thule certainly don't.
  9. Cracked behind the reinforced scupper PVC. Filled with water half way up in 20 minutes. Thankfully I felt it and beached quickly. Scary.
  10. Crazy dude, those black drum must have been epic. Hope they keep hugging the beach, just south of you in Wilmington. Albie run wasn't very good this way but the reds are still coming down the beach in good numbers.
  11. I found it to be less effective than properly jigging. That's why you have peddles to stay vertical and worked tight quarters. It'd be even harder to present that kind of rig if you can't do it with a single jig and your mirage drive. I'd only consider something like that in over 50 FoW and a 2 knot current. I'd work on the specific ledge or hump that the bass set up on. Unlike redfish they tend to roam a lot less and sit in the same spot every time on the tide. Should get easy when you zero in exactly where they live.
  12. Thanks for bringing me down a notch. Don’t worry the platform I use as my “internet fishing zone” is a toilet without the seat. Bottom line was - I was hopeful to get the boat as well. I shared what several people messaged me in regards to the hatch. Interpret it however you’d like. I’m sure some think I have extra motives to disparage that boat as well, so I guess it doesn’t matter. If anyone does care to believe what I post - a guy was out front here off southeastern Carolina and we fished the ocean same day. He had an absurd amount of water on a not so sloppy but no glass calm day. Conditions I’d fish with no hesitation. The ice bag goes in the stern on launch and landing, but I make room on the water and put it on the bow after clearing the zone.
  13. I read SoL while taking a dump. It’s a similar experience. Regularly put 20lbs of ice on my bow...can’t use a stringer. Never had a problem with extra water. Obviously my boat isn’t performing like it should, but same water intrusion every trip.
  14. I read SoL when taking a dump, others watch fishing vids