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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:03 am 
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I have been doing a fair amount of research on the 2019 Outback and figured I would start cruising the forums for real feedback rather than the media propaganda you get in all the advertisements.

First is about weight capacity. I see the kayak is rated at 425lbs. I am a larger gent (305lbs), who could definitely stand to lose a few pounds for sure, but I noticed in one of the setup videos that the new seat is only rated for 275lbs. Should I be concerned and start fasting ( :) )? I intend to use the kayak for fishing as well as some leisure and don't want issues.

Pricing: I know the 2019 Outback just came out and is a full design so I am not expecting to see any sales does pricing from dealer to dealer fluctuate or is Hobie similar to an Apple product where pricing is dictated by the manufacturer?

Warranty: I see that there is a 3yr warranty on the kayak. Does this same warranty cover the drives as well?

Lastly Drive concerns: I didn't see where the MD180 was redesigned for the 2019 as well. Are there any design concerns I should be aware of going into this?


PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:53 pm 
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Joined: Wed Jul 13, 2016 4:49 pm
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I have seen only larger dealers offering any adjusted pricing. Some can offer other perks certain times of the year. Local dealers are good to support. Austin Kayak does a lot of volume and can sometimes save money based on the tax/ship trade off. If you are in FL Economy Tackle is a place to check. I'd guess their sales are maybe down with the red tide. Might offer some deals. Been happy with them.

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