I agree with many of these other people about these crappy Hobie Kayaks. Why, I hated my Outback so much that I ended up buying a Sport for my daughter two weeks later, and two months later I bought a Revo for the wife. We hate them so much that we spend every weekend out on them and I have only been out once on my 26 ft. cabin cruiser this summer.
Seriously, I too had a hole in my first original Hobie after five months of use, and Hobie replaced it without question. Not fixed it, but replaced the hull (whole) boat. Customer service is fantastic, (although I still am waiting for directions on how to mount that gun rack.)
If I had another kid, I would probably buy another boat (but that's not going to happen).
um i think i got the point...i will say it one more time i do love my hobie and they did replace my hull and they do have great customer service i already explained myself about being wrong with my "crappy" statement if you feel the need to drag it on than go ahead. And oh yeah i am out on my hobie every weekend + night fishing trips during the week in rough inlets, along side enormous bridges with raging currents and the nice calm flats of back bay marsh areas. I believe i apologized enough already.