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PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:39 pm 
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Location: Oceanside, California
September 13, 2013

Stolen Hobie Mirage® Alert

Sometime between last night and this morning, Fast Lane Sailing in San Diego had a box trailer stolen from their store that contained 17 or 18 MirageDrives® and about 50 life vests because the trailer was loaded for the National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic that is held in San Diego each year, and started today on Mission Bay. The trailer is a 20’ gray/silver box trailer, and had a Hobie banner mounted to the side that would require a bit of difficulty to remove, so if cut off, may still have some remnants attached to the trailer.

Last week, the Mission Bay Yacht Club had 3 Hobie Mirage kayaks stolen from their rack, so there appears to be a ring involved here, and given the number of Drives they will now have, may either be on the lookout to steal more Mirage kayak hulls, or match them up to other hulls they may have already stolen. Alternatively, they may be looking to sell the Drives as after-market items.
Please be vigilant to any strange transactions in your area, whether offering a great deal on Drives, Mirage Kayaks, or anything else that looks suspicious either by direct contact, on Craigslist, or from other avenues. Also please take extra precautions with your own inventory and make sure your Hobie Mirage inventory in particular is well-secured.

If you have any information that may be helpful to Fast Lane Sailing, please contact Ron or Debbie Lane, or Bailey Busch, at (619) 222-0766.

Thanks very much.

Matt Miller
Director of Parts and Accessory Sales
Warranty and Technical Support
Hobie Cat USA

PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:45 pm 
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Location: Jaco, Costa Rica
Hey Matt,
I'm going to repost this post of yours on the Big Water's Edge so that the Cali kayak fisherman are on the alert.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:41 pm 
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Joined: Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:51 pm
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(3) Mirage drives on Sacramento Craigslist

Russian River location of poster

Nothing implied...FYI only

PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:17 am 
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Joined: Tue May 04, 2010 4:01 pm
Posts: 465
We got some great advice from a non Hobie user when we bought our Oasis, years ago.

He owned several yaks and had no Hobies. However, he had friends and relatives who had Mirage units :o disappear.

His advice was never to leave the Mirages with the yak, even for cleaning. If possible clean them out of sight and store inside when dry.

2009 Oasis
2012 Freedom Hawk Pathfinder

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