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Hobie "Mirage i9S"

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Hobie Mirage i9s

Kayak Make & Model

Brand:
Hobie
Model:
i9s
MSRP ($):
1,600.00
Length (ft):
9

For the kayak fisherman who needs the performance of a MirageDrive® e and the easy transport and storage of an inflatable Hobie designed the "Mirage i9S". The Hobie Mirage i9S packs up easily into a rolling travel bag for easy transport. Weighing in at only 39lbs the i9S is the perfect kayak for anglers who travel. The entire kayak and MirageDrive® will fit in the trunk of a car and can be easily checked in on a plane.

Features:
  • Hobie Mirage Drive
  • Twist and Stow rudder system
  • Includes roller storage bag
  • Rear Cargo Area w/Bungee
  • High back seat,
  • Paddle
  • Repair Kit and Pump included

Specs:

  • Width: 36"
  • Weight: 39 lbs
  • Capacity: 325 lbs

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Hobie I9s

I have been working in southern OR for the last 4 months. I spend every other weekend there. The weather is great this time of the year and I wanted to kayak fish in the area.

The Kayak had to meet the following goals:

1) transport in rental cars. (No Racks)

2) Needs to be able to fit in airplane for return trip to Texas.

3) fit in 5 x 10 storage locker

4) Stable enough to fish out of.

5) Peddle power would be nice (Have revo 11 and pro angler 14)

So I bought the hobie i9s.

It is easy to stow and fit in trunk of cars. (reason i did not choose I12s)

It is stable but not the fastest kayak around. It has enough room for minimalistic fishing 2 /3 rods and small pack.

Could do with sided rudder (can steer like a pig at low speeds)

Seems to be very well made.

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