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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:58 pm 
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So, I just got back from a major Long Island Hobie dealer, cash in hand to buy a 2019 Outback. They asked me how I planned to transport it, I said I have a the newest one, the Thule 898 Hullivator Pro.
They said, sorry, you won't be able to use it. We've had to tell several customers the new shape of the Outback hull won't fit the cradle properly. Its shaky in the cradle when in the down position, and unstable when trying to lift it. When you try to lower it, the hydraulics don't work and the whole weight of the kayak comes crashing down.

They said the Yakima Showdown "might" be an option, but they've been unable to test it, but since they have Hullivators they've extensively tested them.

Has anyone tried the Yakima Showdown with the 2019 Outback?


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:53 am 
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Found that out too when I brought my hullavator in to pick up my new 2019

I guess some guys are modding them to work but they are only rated for 75lbs. I dont get why they sell the larger version that can hold 36 inch wide but not change the weight rating, maybe it's due to the shocks not being able to lift that much.

I havent decided if I'm gonna buy one.

I love using it last season for my old revo.


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