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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:39 pm 
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Hello to everybody out there,
I'm a new member here in this forum from Germany - Sorry for my bad english, but I try 'my very best'....
I was looking for a foldable kayak to take with us on our windsurfing trips when I saw an ad with the Mirage inflatable 5 weeks ago. That looked really great for me: not so narrow as a normal kayak and therefore perhaps nearly non-capsizable (in comparison) at open-sea conditions for untrained users and with the mirage drive day-long trips should be possible. Soon afterwards I've found this forum and til then I've read a lot of all your posts!!!!
Today I just had a 'testdrive' with an i14t at our local hobie dealer at cologne. Although it was just in a small indoor pool it was really fantastic and I'm hooked!
Now I'm going to have a look at my cash, give my wife some more hugs and then, hopefully....... I will let you know....

Could anybody please help me with the parts no. of the additional parts I want to buy and check whether they're correct (all parts for an i14t):
trax cart 80044001
i-series sail kit (wh/turq) - the i14t will be yellow - 790552203
st turbo fins 72066001
i-series large rudder 81397101
mirage drive bag (2x) 80024
Anything important that I might have missed?

Thanks a lot for all your help
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Ralf


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 1:15 pm 
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trax cart 80044001
i-series sail kit (wh/turq) - the i14t will be yellow - 790552203
st turbo fins 72066001
i-series large rudder 81397101
mirage drive bag (2x) 80024


The cart should be 80045101 this is a specific cart for the i series boats and only available in the standard wheel.

Confirm that the drive is "V2" older inventory could have had the old sprockets.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:10 am 
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tx for your information
As my dealer is also not so firm with all the additonal equipment, without your advise we really would have ordered the wrong cart.....

As I remember the drive, the part above the drum shaft looked like a straight triangle and so I think it must be a 'V2' (it looked equal to parts catalogue pg. 28) - as I have seen in the parts catalogue (pg. 29) at an older version of the drive this part seems to look more like a trianlge with a curve at the head. Besides, the kayak is a brand new 2009 one and so it should be equipped with a V2, or?

The kayaking collection catalogue says '8" Twist & Seal Hatch w/ Dry Bag'. Is there really an additonal dry bag in it? i didn't see one and the dealer also didn't mention one .....

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 8:44 am 
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Yes... new 2009 model should be full V2 drive.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 12:54 am 
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Yesterday my dealer told me that unfortunately he has forgotten to add the German VAT (19%) to the accessorie's prices - buahh, seems that I have to check my cash again....

There is another thing I'm worrying about and haven't found an answer with the 'search'-function:
On our holiday trips (sometimes up to 3 weeks) I would not like to deflate/inflate the kayak every day, therefore it would be exposed to UV radiation and sun heat nearly all days - do I have to worry 'bout the material? Should I store it upside down with the bottom up to the sun or with upper side up? Any precautions I should/can take?

Can anybody answer my question concerning the dry bag, please?

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Ralf


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:56 am 
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The Hobie dry bag should be in the package. Yellow. About 1 foot tall and maybe 8 inches diameter.

The materials should be very durrable. No problem.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 10:36 am 
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Order yourself a spare hand pump. Mine lasted about 30 days or 6 inflations before falling apart.


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