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Everything posted by barrell

  1. The compass is a excel ant kayak. In fact,The compass has a few advantages over the outback. Reverse drive is not all its cracked up to be.
  2. A good friend of mine works full time at Viking in west palm beach installing them.
  3. You think it will float him?
  4. They arent bearings like you think. No metal involved. They are roller bearings made from thin carbon straws. They are impervious to salt water.
  5. You sure you want a H bar in the surf. Think wipe out with kayak tumbling sideways all the way into the beach.
  6. I think the gt drive is the closest they got to perfection. The jury is still out on the 180 drive as they havent been out long enough.
  7. We discussed this back in the day before click and go. About 5% off those old boats with the knobs developed cracks and where replaced. Since click and go its been almost non existent. Maybe two or three since click and go. All replaced for free within warranty. Out of warranty is not warranty. Thats called goodwill.
  8. Hobie doesnt use that against customers. Some companies do.No one can say what there warranty policy will be. The fact that it says kayak must be returned to factory is a killer for anyone who doesnt live close by. I had Maine built boat develop a problem while I was living in Florida. The company in Maine said boat needed to be brought to Maine for warranty.
  9. Void if you modify the hull. A rod holder or fish finder is a modification
  10. There has been a chineese made one for a couple years now that hasnt taken off. I wonder wether this is the chineese made drive stuck in a US made hull? Maybe Riddler can get one and beat the crap out of it and report.
  11. Yes its a common misconception because of all the dummies who take their kids to Disney in July. Stay near the beach and its not hot. At least no hotter then Nj.
  12. That is a fiberglass one. They dont build them anymore all plastic now.
  13. You can engrave your name, address , and phone number into the polyethylene aka Hobie serial numbers with a ten dollar engraving pen.
  14. Actually in my area of Fort Pierce bugs are as rare as sea gulls. I dont own any pants. I have 88 pair of board shorts.
  15. Like I said Im not aware of anyone ever getting a new seat and drive when receiving a hull replacement. If you are aware please post or PM me the persons name and contact info because id like to verify it happened.
  16. I am the oldest dealer on the east coast and have never seen Hobie replace a seat or drive when they do a hull warranty. It doesnt happen! You were out of warranty and should have received nothing. They went out of way to give you a hull dirt cheap and you just bash them and want more.
  17. Kross, Your seat and drive were not defective. Why would a company warranty and replace (out of warranty) parts that are fine. If my tires on my truck have a problem Ford replaces the tire not the whole truck. Thats the way it is with all products if still under warranty. In your case they are going to replace your hull OUT OF WARRANTY!!! and your not happy. Tell us how your acrylic HURRICANE kayak warranty was handled? They told you to pound sand if I remember right. Who determined your crack was a defect? You would not be privy to that info unless dealer forwarded their emails from factory. Did you post a pic of crack anywhere?
  18. I came down to my Florida home with two buddies for a week of fishing. Of course I bragged how amazing it was going to be. Well the weather was amazing. The ocean was flat. But it was the toughest fishing ive ever seen down here. In four ten hour days on the ocean we barely would have filled a ice chest halfway. There where bad reports the week before but I had hoped things would change. The gulf stream was non existent the first three days. Normally it would be running 3 or 4 mph where we were fishing. There were no grunts. Normally we would be pulling up a grunt for every good keeper fish. The weed lines and rips were picture perfect, something you would dream about finding but they were devoid of Mahi. Yesterday things started to pick up but still far less catches then normal. Well plane leaves today and we got to get back to work. I burnt $600 worth of fuel.
  19. That dent shouldnt be there. The kayak look like its been stored on its side yet you say the dealer just took it off the truck. In the trucks they have a 1/2 thick cardboard wrapped around the middle. Its as stiff as luan plywood. Im wondering if he didnt pick it up from another dealer like that? Either way he should have removed the dent with a heat gun before giving it to you. Those two rod holders have put you in a cage. Reentry if you flip will be near impossible without removing a rod holder.
  20. If you want to observe? Look in the mirror!
  21. Really plumber? You cant stay out of a thread that has nothing to do with you? You have an anger problem that you really ought to deal with.
  22. Im blushing!! Or maybe thats sunburn?
  23. Bigger the better- touch screens rule!
  24. Didnt see any post over there with your name. They must have wiped your name off the face of the earth. Your gonna have to start over paying social security.
  25. What did you post? Can you repost it here?