Hobie Cat Forums

It is currently Sun Apr 20, 2014 12:04 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Mirage for white water
PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:12 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:04 pm
Posts: 2
What level of white water can a beginner handle in the hobie inflatable....mirage?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:36 pm 
Offline
Site Admin

Joined: Tue May 27, 2003 12:44 pm
Posts: 8607
Location: Oceanside, California
White water is not something we recommend for any Hobie kayak, so I can not comment on that type of use.

_________________
Matt Miller
Director of Parts and Accessory Sales
Hobie Cat USA


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 3:12 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:04 pm
Posts: 2
Although they are not designed for white water I am sure they are capable of something more than flat water. Thanks


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 3:21 pm 
Offline
Site Admin

Joined: Tue May 27, 2003 12:44 pm
Posts: 8607
Location: Oceanside, California
Without a doubt! Great for rough water for sure. Biggest concern for moving water / rocks etc... is the MirageDrive and fins which are exposed below the keel.

_________________
Matt Miller
Director of Parts and Accessory Sales
Hobie Cat USA


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:22 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Wed Sep 26, 2007 6:01 pm
Posts: 9
I'm not exactly sure what the rapids are rated (certainly III or less) but I have had no trouble getting tossed around on the Kasilof and Upper Kenai River here in Alaska. The thing I am sure to do when traveling through rapids is continually pedal at a speed slightly faster than the water flow so that I maintain rudder control. I've only been dunked once and that was when I had a person sitting on the back of the Outback... once I hit turbulent water I had very little control presumably due to the back end and rudder far under and exposed to swirling currents. The Kenai is cooold in May.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group