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 Post subject: Outback for a Big Guy
PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 10:10 am 
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I'm thinking of taking the leap to Hobie from a Jackson Big Rig. I like the open PA but it's way to heavy for where I fish mostly in the marsh area, deep into the marsh. So I was checking out the Outback. Looks pretty nice, however I understand it may be a challenge sight fishing in it.
So I'm 6'0 265lbs. Any big guys like or had regrets in the Outback.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 7:15 pm 
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My best suggestion is to demo an Outback.....consider the Outback is 5" narrower and 1 foot shorter, but the capacity is only 50 pounds less than the Jackson.

I know you will fit, but would you be comfortable??.....the demo will answer the question.

I went from an Outback after 3 years to a PA-14....mind you I am 5'11" and 170.....the room increase in the PA-14 is worth it to me as I downrig troll, typically for 7 to 9 miles over 4 to 5 hours and enjoy the ride. The extra room inside the hull allows for many more options of tackle on the deck and other stuff too.

My old Outback, a 2010 version, had the original seat...that would kill my tush.....the 2013 PA-14 had the new Vantage seat.....as does the new Outbacks......and the comfort is terrific.

So, try before you buy :wink: !

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