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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 1:32 pm 
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I'm looking into getting a Mirage Sport with a sail kit. I weigh about 140lbs, 5'8" so I don't see a real need for a longer boat. My ideal trip goes like this. At the Outer Banks in NC, spend the morning on the ocean side, with the mirage-drive system left on the beach, playing in the surf with the paddle and the boat. In the afternoon, cart the boat over to the sound side, put the mirage drive back in, afix the sail kit, and head out onto the sound for a little bit of sailing and exploring.

I realize I might be better off buying two items -- i.e., a beach-surfable sit-on-top kayak, and then a dedicated sailboat (e.g., Bravo). The problem is, I've got a family's worth of gear to drag to the beach as it is. Ideally, I'd like to just have one craft to "do it all." Is that asking too much? Is that not what the sail kit is designed for?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 11:40 pm 
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You can use the kayak as a cart with the upgrade to the wheels. Sport should work. Try and demo the Sport, Outback, and Adventure.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 5:45 am 
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I am 180Lbs and 6 Ft tall. I dont have a problem with the Sport.
I also have the sail kit and it goes realy well.
Sounds like you are in the ideal position to use the Sport to the full.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 10:29 am 
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The Sport is also a pretty good surfing boat. Use the scupper plug in the Drive well for safety. Don't want a foot caught in the open well. I Keep the rudder up. I like surfing the Lanai, Sport and Maui. All fun.

The choice really is good. Paddle, Sail, Pedal, Surf, easy to transport... all good on the Sport.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 12:35 pm 
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Thanks for the feedback. I think I'm sold on the Mirage Sport with the Sail Kit. Now I just have to contact my local dealer and talk colors....


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