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My "JackObie" Project 3 years 7 months ago #1


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Wanted to share my 2015 Jackson Big Tuna with Hobie Mirage drive modifications.


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My "JackObie" Project 3 years 7 months ago #2


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:bravo: Neat job on the mirage drive. I would like to see more on the way you made it work. :up:
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My "JackObie" Project 3 years 7 months ago #3


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basscatlildave wrote:
:bravo: Neat job on the mirage drive. I would like to see more on the way you made it work. :up:

Me too. That would make for a fun read seeing all the mods to make this Frankenstein!
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Re:My "JackObie" Project 3 years 7 months ago #4


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Not sure I can fully share the project specs since a few companies have reached out to me regarding the mod.

At first this was just a DIY that I wanted since I didn't want the trolling motor and love the exercise offshore, but may have turned into more.


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Excellent job man!
Tight Lines and Smooth Paddling!

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That looks great! Now I want to figure this out for mine. Any hints on how you plan to steer it?
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My "JackObie" Project 3 years 7 months ago #7


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I've decided to share my build and not to go with the companies to sell them. so just hang tight with the specs, wasjunior, I have rudder build and control with it. Tested it out on the Keys house this past weekend. Will have all the details so that anyone with the Jackson Tuna can benefit and perhaps expand the progress on this project.

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cool! Now i want to go chop up my old town predator lol how much did the mirage drive cost you?
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My "JackObie" Project 3 years 6 months ago #9


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Very cool. The Mirage drive is a dream, but Hobie yaks are ok. I'm a kayak builder and developing a SOT with a Mirage for next year. You could probably sell your services to other Jackson owners.
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OIYakfish wrote:
cool! Now i want to go chop up my old town predator lol how much did the mirage drive cost you?
The mirage drive I got was the GT turbo and retails for $625 +tax.. But one of our club sponsors get us $10-15%off
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