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Forum: General Kayak Fishing Discussion 09-14-2018, 04:45 PM
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Posted By absentx
YakDout - yeah tons of good points. So do you...

YakDout - yeah tons of good points. So do you have the 180 drive on your 2017?

We bought the 2015's because we had to have the new seats, and its been worth every penny...both my wife and I have...
Forum: General Kayak Fishing Discussion 09-14-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,401
Posted By absentx
I agree with you in some sense - but I really...

I agree with you in some sense - but I really hope they are not becoming like iPhones.


Given that this is the Outback's first ever true redesign, I would hope this hull design would last another...
Forum: General Kayak Fishing Discussion 09-13-2018, 11:44 AM
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Views: 5,401
Posted By absentx
Aww man this is just too much! I would say I just...

Aww man this is just too much! I would say I just reached "peak" rigging awesomeness on my 2015 Outback this spring after three seasons of really working on it.

I hate to move on from it but this...
Forum: General Kayak Fishing Discussion 08-20-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Posted By absentx
Sorry tons of water may not be the best...

Sorry tons of water may not be the best description...

"Fairly annoying amount of water" might be the better description. The reason I used the word tons was because in our test, I could see...
Forum: General Kayak Fishing Discussion 08-20-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Posted By absentx
Hobie Outback thru hull question (when using with Lowrance HDS unit)

Hi All - been tracking a leak in my 2015 outback for some time now. I even have went so far to do a complete mod/replacement of the front hatch seal in an attempt to stop the water intake. Well it...
Forum: General Kayak Fishing Discussion 03-10-2017, 06:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,714
Posted By absentx
I think you would love the outback. Now,...

I think you would love the outback.

Now, don't get me wrong - its a beast too - but in conjunction with the trailer I built for it and a bit of smart loading and unloading, I can usually minimize...
Forum: General Kayak Fishing Discussion 03-03-2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,552
Posted By absentx
So my dealer just told me that for $370 they...

So my dealer just told me that for $370 they could "convert" my 2015 drive to a 180 by swapping in some parts.

I would much rather go that route than dropping $820 for a new drive when I have a...
Forum: General Kayak Fishing Discussion 02-28-2017, 02:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,552
Posted By absentx
Awesome, was wondering when these would be...

Awesome, was wondering when these would be available!

I wonder how much my dealer would give me for two 2015 mirage drives as trade in??

Would like to walk in with some cash and the two drives...
Forum: General Kayak Fishing Discussion 02-18-2017, 07:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,100
Posted By absentx
Appreciate all the replies. Lots of good info...

Appreciate all the replies. Lots of good info here.

Sprayers, buckets, sponges, washdown kits back at the truck...all really solid ideas.

However - my situation is quite unique, I love marine...
Forum: General Kayak Fishing Discussion 02-14-2017, 03:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,100
Posted By absentx
Yeah some type of container is a really practical...

Yeah some type of container is a really practical idea, but something I rarely have out there.

Ahhh, like the washdown tank thanks for the thread!
Forum: General Kayak Fishing Discussion 02-14-2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,100
Posted By absentx
washdown pump/kit for kayak

So has anyone ever installed a washdown pump in their kayak?

This might sound a bit crazy, but hear me out!

Many times my kayak is in a situation of continuous use for many days without the...
Forum: General Kayak Fishing Discussion 05-16-2016, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 798
Posted By absentx
Huh, perhaps I will pioneer the effort! I'll...

Huh, perhaps I will pioneer the effort!

I'll make sure to report my findings if I do.
Forum: General Kayak Fishing Discussion 05-14-2016, 05:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 798
Posted By absentx
H Bar on 2015/2016 Outback

Is anyone using the H-bar on one of the newer outbacks?

I have a 2015 and it certainly is more "standing friendly" than my previous Outback (2009) but not something I have been doing with any...
Forum: General Kayak Fishing Discussion 07-12-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,095
Posted By absentx
Nice craft, love the color pattern! I am a...

Nice craft, love the color pattern!

I am a serial offender of taking too long to prep and load my kayak... Just too much fun stuff I want to bring along!
Forum: General Kayak Fishing Discussion 05-06-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 713
Posted By absentx
Hobie kayak hardware kit

I just received this kit and it has a lot of nice hardware in it, I am looking forward to start rigging my 2015 outback.

One question though on item number 13 in the kit which are the "bungee...
Forum: General Kayak Fishing Discussion 04-24-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,491
Posted By absentx
Well it was my understanding that the reason they...

Well it was my understanding that the reason they flattened out the middle hatch area in front of the seat and put the foam blocks down there was for a better standing area.

And, as you can see in...
Forum: General Kayak Fishing Discussion 04-24-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,491
Posted By absentx
Well it all came together. My 2009's are down the...

Well it all came together. My 2009's are down the road to a happy new owner and we pick up two new Outbacks tomorrow. We had two Moss colored 09's but I didn't like the new green color as much so we...
Forum: General Kayak Fishing Discussion 03-17-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,491
Posted By absentx
Would also be curious to hear any first hand...

Would also be curious to hear any first hand experience from others who have upgraded to a 2015 outback from an older model. To me it seems like the seat and the standing upgrades would just be huge,...
Forum: General Kayak Fishing Discussion 03-16-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,491
Posted By absentx
Indeed. Once I have them down from their racks I...

Indeed. Once I have them down from their racks I will be taking lots of pictures. Going to be including some extras like the Hobie Live well too.
Forum: General Kayak Fishing Discussion 03-16-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,491
Posted By absentx
Pretty sure new Kayaks this spring!

Well I just don't think I can resist anymore. My wife and I have two 2009 Hobie Outbacks and we absolutely love them. If there is one weak link though, its the seats as my wife gets uncomfortable...
Forum: General Kayak Fishing Discussion 07-02-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,206
Posted By absentx
The juice box is a nice solution if you have your...

The juice box is a nice solution if you have your truck with you. Zero power worries with that type of setup.

My situation is me and a kayak for eight days, That yeti 150 is probably the way to...
Forum: General Kayak Fishing Discussion 07-01-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,206
Posted By absentx
Yeah - I guess I left out a critical point to my...

Yeah - I guess I left out a critical point to my post.

I do eight days on a river in late summer each year and I love having my depthfinder with me, so I am always looking for creative ways to...
Forum: General Kayak Fishing Discussion 06-30-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,206
Posted By absentx
battery charging question

Does anyone know if there is a charger available for the 7 to 12 AH batteries we use for our depth finders that plugs into a 12v car socket?

I just picked up the nomad 7.5 solar panel from goal...
Forum: General Kayak Fishing Discussion 08-23-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,214
Posted By absentx
Ahh okay I am over thinking this... I can...

Ahh okay I am over thinking this...

I can just buy the holder at Radio Shack and put the regular male or female connectors on the end and it will plug right in!

Has anyone tried energizer...
Forum: General Kayak Fishing Discussion 08-21-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,214
Posted By absentx
That is pretty impressive. Does anyone know...

That is pretty impressive.

Does anyone know where I can still get that battery pack for the unit. I have had trouble finding it.
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