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post #5 of Old 05-01-2008
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Hi! We have a 12.6 Hobie Tandem Mirage Outfitter kayak that we tow behind Wu-Wei. Tow? Heck yeah. The drag is minimal, we no longer have to tow a dink that slows us down, mess with the outboard, worry about leaks... Oh, but wait! The new-dink has foot pedals and a rudder for steering (okay, so we stow the pedals until we need them) and, drumroll please..... a sail. Pretty sweet. We just sold the old Johnson outboard on Craigslist and are going "free-power" on the dink. Yep. Sure, the kayak was expensive. But, patching inflatables and dealing with an outboard has gotten old really quick. I cruise for fun, and the inflatable was not fun. Ditch the inflatable, and learn your kayak better. Less you have to deal with. Or.... Buy a HOBIE!
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