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Just when Hobie thinks its out, Elias develops another

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crack. This time, in a babied kayak that seen no scupper hole cart use.

Not sure if he identified the precise spot that is leaking yet.

 

If I was a betting man, I'd say this time Hobie will claim the yaks were never designed for prolonged transportation. 

Such as a thousand mile trip from NC to Finger Lakes and back

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Crickets on the spot so far. MD lock point ? 

Drain plugs sabotage by locals that are tired seeing a yankee catching all that fish and/or cant stand those white sunglasses ?

Suspense is killin me.

 

To forgo the convenience of scupper hole cart and still spring a leak, thats just cruel.

 

 

 

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Top 4 excuses for the naysayers:

 

1) But but it’s because he 

makes YouTube videos...that’s the reason why it cracks.

 

2) He guides, that’s why it happens

 

3) It’s because he pedals too hard to catch his fish.  

 

4) He is a unique angler and it happens. 

 

 

 

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11 mins ago, The Riddler said:

3) It’s because he pedals too hard 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the one that worries me. Especially with my back ground. I guess I'll buy a plastic welding kit when I finally get my kayak.

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It’s funny how out of all of the hobie brand accessories, a Bailer isn’t one of them. It’s a cheap way to have piece of mind out there. (I’m sure hobie’s would cost 3 times what everyone else charges)

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3 hours ago, The Riddler said:

Top 4 excuses for the naysayers:

 

1) But but it’s because he 

makes YouTube videos...that’s the reason why it cracks.

 

2) He guides, that’s why it happens

 

3) It’s because he pedals too hard to catch his fish.  

 

4) He is a unique angler and it happens. 

 

 

 

you forgot the very popular response used by many companies...

 

5) User error

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See this is the thing. I want an outback, or PA so bad. But why am I going to pay that kind of money for something that will more than likely start leaking on me? 

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8 mins ago, ThrowinPlugs said:

See this is the thing. I want an outback, or PA so bad. But why am I going to pay that kind of money for something that will more than likely start leaking on me? 

 

"more than likely" lol...if that were true Hobie would be out of business.

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approaching five year point (Oct 2014 purchase) with the Outback.   average 300 trips per year.  Average three hours per trip.   Trips on weekend mornings are often 6  or 7 hours with hour transit to fishing spot and I push about 4.5 MPH in transit with Turbo fins, used to be a 3.7 MPH average transit speed.    70/30 fresh to salt ratio.   

 

No leaks unless I am in 2ft or better sea state chop.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

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It’s almost like if you find a good hobie that doesn’t crack after the warranty runs out, you should hold onto it. 

 

I can’t speak for Elias or anyone else but I know the goal here is not too slam Hobie. Elias is from the old school of getting the facts out there and let the user decide. His videos focus on that, facts. That’s how kayak fishing stuff .com community thrived. I love the 2014 Revo 13...and now since I am able to use my own seat in the 2015 and future years I Ike it. Others have it the opposite way...both sides of the story needs to be told. 

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1 hour ago, ThrowinPlugs said:

See this is the thing. I want an outback, or PA so bad. But why am I going to pay that kind of money for something that will more than likely start leaking on me? 

You get the warranty that extends for 3 years now and you may want to dump it after. If it cracks it will happen for most at 2.3 mark.  

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Had a 91' Cherokee I bough in 94'.   After I bought it, everyone told me they were crap.  Friends had a 90 or 92 or 93'.  All complained.     That Jeep was awesome!  Never had any major problems and gave it away in 2003 (kids, spouse, etc...)

 

Are there any stats on "year model" issues?     Or, am I just lucky?

 

Heart set on a 2019, wallet set on my current 2015.  

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