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Hobie "Mirage Revolution 11"

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Hobie Revolution 11

Kayak Make & Model

Brand:
Hobie
Model:
Revolution
MSRP ($):
1,799.00
Length (ft):
11

Modeled after the popular Hobie Revolution 13, the “Revolution 11” sports a fast-yet-stable hull, Hobie’s innovative MirageDrive, generous belowdeck stowage, myriad on-deck lashing opportunities and an optional sailing kit, giving you the ability to go whenever the mood strikes. The Revolution 11’s lightweight hull rewards energy input with quick acceleration and her tight turning radius allows you to adroitly stalk fish and confidently explore reefs. Ideal for small-to-midsize kayakers.

 

 

Features:

  • Two 8 in. Twist & Seal hatches
  • Mirage Drive pedaling system
  • Twist & Stow rudder system
  • Cargo area with bungee tie downs
  • Two molded in rear rod holders

Specs:

  • Width: 29.5"
  • Weight: 57 lbs
  • Capacity: 275 lbs
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Beware!

I have been kayak fishing for a long time. I picked up a Hobie Revo 11 several years ago. In my 3rd year with this kayak, the hull cracked. Through an informal poll of 80 other Hobie users I learned that Hobie pedal drive kayaks have more than a 10% failure rate for these cracks. And they don't seem to be repairable. The Hobie warranty on their kayaks only lasts 2 years, This kinda sucks since most kayak makers warranty their hulls for 5 years to lifetime. Hobie will sell you a discounted replacement hull but it doesn't come with any warranty at all. I finally had to file a complaint with the state of California to get a one year warranty on the new hull. Too bad, because I love the Mirage drive. Be warned.

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Mirage drive
Cons:
Hull is soft and prone to failure. Handles horribly without the rudder.
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Great Kayak

Awesome, you get a great workout with very little effort. Handles well, lots of fun. Easy to transport. We are thinking of buying a second one!

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