Memory Maker wrote:
I guess I don't understand why Hobie's most expensive Yak seems to always be treated like the bastard child. No rear mount for the evolve and the cover doesn't fit. I love the PA but it is frustrating when the accessories are not being made for them.
Also, can the covers be used as a travel cover meaning designed to be left on while transporting?
I hear your frustration with the cover, I'm not sure what's happening there. We'd all like to see more accessories for our boats, but to say that accessories aren't being made for the PA seems like quite the stretch. Hobie makes more accessories for their boats than any other kayak maker that I know, and the Pro Angler probably has the most extensive line of compatible accessories out of any boat in the Hobie line-up.
As far as traveling with the cover on, that's not usually recommended. Most people that travel with covers on their boats find that the cover either gets ruined over time, or the boat takes excessive wear from the cover flapping etc. The boat can handle wind and rain. Most road dirt can easily be cleaned from the hull. I would remove the seat and any other gear, and leave the hull as bare as possible while transporting.