Hobie Cat Forums

It is currently Sun Jul 13, 2014 11:53 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: 2006 Outback Changes?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2005 8:46 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Wed Apr 06, 2005 8:35 am
Posts: 6
Location: Dana Point
Wonder if those who have seen the new Outback can answer a few questions I thought of after looking at the pictures posted on forum. Wish Hobie would upgrade its site with current pictures! Anyway....forum with pictures...
http://kfs.infopop.cc/groupee/forums/a/ ... 5571063061

Anyone have any pictures of new boat showing new layout? !!!!!

Has the area around the drive support notches been redesigned and reinforced to prevent leakage? Have the mast hole mount hole leak been fixed?

Is the new improved rudder coming on the Outbacks or Adventure only? Can it be added to Outback? Bigger rudder might help the wandering the boat seems prone to and would help a lot in the waves as well as less prone to breakage..

Any word on new fin availability? How much longer are they?

How big is the new center hatch (in front of the seat). That is where I would put the battery box and wonder if it would fit. Also would stash my small tackle boxes if there is enough clearance. Wish they would have made it square but I guess the option of adding a hatch is there as long as the area is a little higher than it was in the old hull and the size of the flat area hasn't decreased.

How much was the same area raised? Hopefully its higher so flooding will be less likely (especially if a square hatch is installed).

The front hatch looks usable so I can finally store rods inside the boat. Anyone done this? Badly need that feature when coming through the surf.
Anyone know the size?

Couldn't tell if front hatch opens and lays flat, only opens half way, or comes completely off. Be nice if its removable so it will be easier to load rods.

Are they still putting bungies over the front? I like to put a bag up at the bow to break the waves as the scooped bow just funnels a wave right into your lap.

Is there still a small hatch under the seat. Hope not as it just adds a leak point.

Has the seat and or seatback changed? Almost looks like there is a slot molded for the seat to fit into. If its changed to much I couldn't put an aftermarket seat in the boat.

Any changes behind the seat?

Did they move the drain so its in a useable spot? Thought about just putting another one in on the side below paddle holder as its easier turning boat on its side than propping front of boat up then turning it on side to drain through current hole.

Any changes to the rod holders or flat areas around them (I need flat spots for mounting electronics).

Thanks


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Details
PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2005 8:53 am 
Offline
Site Admin

Joined: Tue May 27, 2003 12:44 pm
Posts: 8825
Location: Oceanside, California
Will have to get on this on Monday. Too many questions that I cannot answer from home on a Saturday morning.

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


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2005 7:36 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Fri Nov 19, 2004 6:56 am
Posts: 822
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Hang in there Bob. I have a full set of pics of the 2006 OB that I just took today. Will try to pull something togethr tomorrow. In the mean time, you might want to drool over the new Adventure that I just posted about a few minutes ago. :mrgreen:

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2005 10:58 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Wed Apr 06, 2005 8:35 am
Posts: 6
Location: Dana Point
I have been thinking of some way to get one for the long trips down in San Diego area. If they are really more stable and turn equally as fast I might consider giving up the outback but for most of my nearshore fishing I wouldn't trade the outback for anything I have seen so far (as long as I get to haul it in the bed of my truck and roll it to the water on my rooleze cart.

The truck makes transporting it simple and the cart gets me over the sand really easily bad back and all. Oh yeah, the seat replacement (Surf to Summit GTS) helps enormously. Positioning strap eye clips to pull sides of seat back as far apart as possible was the magic tweak. If fishing 6-8 hrs at a time it means I can get out of the boat and straightn up rather than be bent over in pain for rest of day (and have to ask for help to pick up end of yak and slide it in the truck).

Looking forward to pics!

Bob


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Seats
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 9:40 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Wed Apr 06, 2005 8:35 am
Posts: 6
Location: Dana Point
Looked at post again tonight and decided I might add two notes since I wasn't knocking Hobie stuff. Pulling seat wider and flatter repositioning straps should work for Hobie or any of seats. Keeps back flatter. Second note is carts....when going across sand the wider the wheel the easier it is. Hobie carts are kinda narrow wheeled but fit on the boat well.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 3:42 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Fri Nov 19, 2004 6:56 am
Posts: 822
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Hey Bob,
You're right on about cart wheels--wider is always better. You can achieve this with pneumatic tires by simply letting air out to get that wide footprint. The 4WD folks have been doing that for years for dune and soft sand driving. So I thought I might give it a try with the Hobie cart. For the most part my Hobie wheels work fine, but will bog down in really soft stuff.

Sooo, I bought a pair of really nice pneumatic tires and wheels from Harbor Freight Tools in LA for $4.99 each. Killer price, that with shipping to Florida brought the price up to about $8 each--still a great price. I plan to either see about attaching these wheels to the stock Hobie cart, or building a new one out of PVC. Will post the details when I get to it.

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 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