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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:56 am 
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We recently were lucky enough to be the first people in the DFW area to try out the brand new MirageDrive from Hobie.

Here's our thoughts on it. Enjoy!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDBLt_7-2jo

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:19 pm 
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Do you need to take your feet off pedals to flip the fins. That aspect in the vid looks a little clumsy,

Could you effectively use these as a brake. eg when passing over a fish mark when you are sounding up, to be able to stop quickly and back up would be handy rather than having to circle around and often loosing the mark.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:49 pm 
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No need to take your feet off the pedals to flip the fins into reverse...simply give the shifter a swift tug, and the fins reverse. Same idea shift back into forward motion. Yes, it works great for backing out of structure or stopping on a meter mark.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:17 pm 
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Howie - if you guys and gals at Hobie want to show how well these work backing out of structure, I would be more than happy to buy one early and make some video's for you. I find myself in need of reverse way to often! :)

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 4:45 am 
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Looks like the first mod will be two lines extended neatly routed to my seat left and right resting bars using a block. Qquestion is if it needs to be pulled at a certain angle. It will be perfect if it can be pulled flat on deck.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 2:29 pm 
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I can't wait to get my hands on a 180Drive, by next March I could be hanging outside a Hobie dealer with my basically new GT drive and some hundred dollar bills to try and make a deal with someone leaving with a new boat and 180 drive. "hey, hey buddy, I got a nice GT drive here with his friend 'Ben' and his brothers 'Ben' and 'Ben', you really sure you need that reversing feature?"... :lol:

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