Hybrid/Pedal Kayaks

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  1. GreenDrake

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    Thanks for the links.....those both look great.
    Dave
     

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    Glock20 10mm Use Linux!

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    Great timing! I am shopping for a kayak at the moment!
     
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    FLIPPER 348 Bigfoot enthusiast enthusiast

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    they are amazing for fishing
     
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    I don't have a Propel, but I have 2 regular Ultimate's that I love.
    They are awesome for fishing, and super stable. They paddle pretty well, and are fairly quick.
     
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKlvY5vDrL0
    nuf said,

    I was at a boat show last weekend and saw the fishing model for something like $2300 and wanted it bad.


    Edit: They also have demos available in some states so you can try before you buy. I can't wait until they start demoing in the MN Metro this spring
     
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    Agree, both look great

    This is the first I've seen of the Propel, which uses a real propeller instead of fins. Cool to have reverse! Which would be better for hitting rocks and other obstructions?

    I'd like to see them race side by side.

    Hobie also offers inflatable versions, which simplify storage and transport but bring other issues. I've only seen these versions on dry land, and they looked very tempting.

    As a cyclist, I notice that the Propel system seems to have the pedals located even higher in relation to the hips than the Mirage system; I'm not sure I would like that.
    Also, the width between the ankles (Q factor) seems larger than on bikes. I wonder if I could spin the pedals at 50rpm, 70rpm, and 90rpm like on a bike, or would that be useless on something designed to peddle slowly.

    None of this might matter for fishing. Keep us informed!:cool::drowning:
     
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    I would think with the massive amount of surface area on the Hobie propulsion compared to the relatively small surface area of the Native propeller it would be no contest. I would absolutely bet on the Hobie every time.


    I have tried neither...
     
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    I think I am leaning more toward the Hobie too, for fly fishing it has less bulk up front in the pedal assembly and I dig the stagger flush feature of the fins. Now I just have to come up with the money.
     
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    Anyone know the price?
     
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    native is just at $2100 and the Hobie about $2300