Not sure what year you outback is, but two year warrenty replacement with cracks or holes below the water line. Now if older then two years, then contact your dealer and see if there is an adjustment for the hull. YOu might have to pay a little, but better then trying to keep fixing the older hull and not knowing for sure then the weakness of the crack will give way to a larger crack while you are on the water.
Hobie is a great company and will do you right depending on the crack. It won't hurt to ask about the warrenty and hull adjustment. Good Luck and let us know how you were received by the dealer and Hobie international...
You are right about Hobie. But somehow I've managed to get the same crack, right on schedule, just short of every two years. Hobie has already provided 2 replacement hulls …one free of charge, the other at a low negotiated price. But once again The Crack has reared its ugly head …and this time Hobie said "no". I am trying to keep my current outback alive while I consider buying a 2015 Revo 13. Aware that taping only goes so far, I stay off big waters such as the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers, and have been paddling only local lakes with nearby shores.
I had already discussed the crack on this forum and after much back and fourth, the only reasonable cause for it seems to be that I have strong legs and I am tall, so even when I'm not pedaling, I happen to put stress on the pedals with just my leg weight. I'm hoping the 2015's, with the redesigned drive wells, have reinforced that front lip area.