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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:27 pm 
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In case you're looking to buy one of these, you can watch this and pretend you own one for an hour and a half.

Hobie Revolution 11 kayak trip 1/15/14


I can also answer any questions that inshore recreational kayakers might have (my gear, clothes, accessories, etc.).

P.S.- for anyone else looking to embed on this forum, you can't use a url that has 'https'. it has to be http WITHOUT the 's'.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 5:17 pm 
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Good video. What made you go with the rev 11 vs. the rev 13? I am leaning towards the 11 also due to weight. Any regrets, thoughts, etc. ? Thx...


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:21 pm 
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Whaler442 wrote:
Good video. What made you go with the rev 11 vs. the rev 13? I am leaning towards the 11 also due to weight. Any regrets, thoughts, etc. ? Thx...


Woops, I forgot to check this thread more regularly (been like 3 months since I posted). I'm guessing you've already bought your kayak by now since it's been like 20 days or so after you've asked this that I'm responding. Sorry about that. Anyways....

Revo 11 is fine. You can save quite a bit of money by being sensible with the way you use the boat, or if you have cash to burn you can really prepare for the no-hassle, over-geared survivalist approach.

For instance, for most people I would recommend you use a revo 11 with stake-out pole, and then when you go out, bring-
-water/food/towel/bug spray (your basic multi-purpose picnic crap)
-whatever clothes you'd normally wear if you were going outside for a walk (+ lifejacket obviously)
-smartphone that's waterproof/sink-proof with GPS app (should probably switch it off to ensure the battery can't expire)

My approach with gear was more expensive, but offered better safety and freedom (more of a hassle-free survivalist inspired route). For instance, just my paddle suit/dry suit was like $550. You could almost buy two boats and use them leisurely rather than buy 1 boat and spend money to guarantee that you're always safe no matter where you take it.

SUMMARY- Revo 11 is the best. Loading/Unloading is the biggest nightmare of all and it's worth it to make this as easy as possible. I would only recommend the 13 if you're having problems fitting inside it (maybe you're tall/big). The outback is probably worth it if you plan on trying to squeeze two people on a date into the boat (although I wouldn't know if that's even possible, but just something worth considering). The 16 footer should only be used by camping enthusiasts who go out for days on end before coming home.


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