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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:15 pm 
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Hi all,

Please let me know if this isn't the correct place to put an intro post.

Thought it best to introduce myself to the forums as I've just picked up a brand new Hobie Mirage Sport that I use to fish for Australian Bass here in Sydney.

I was previously using a cheap little paddle kayak, running a Jarvis Walker Watersnake electric motor as I suffer from chronic back/shoulder pain, but the comfort of the Sport is incredible in comparison.

I chose the Sport because I can car top it very easily on my own, it's compact enough to fish skinny water creeks, the storage options are perfect for what I need, the 180 drive is so convenient and the vantage seat has meant no more back and shoulder issues - it's basically a mini Outback, and I can honestly say it's the best purchase I've ever made.

Unfortunately I could only get one in Seagrass Green which wasn't my first preference for colour, but some fishing stickers should help give it a bit more cred.

Here she is in her current form...

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Vince.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:37 am 
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Location: Escondido
Congratulations on you new purchase Vince, and welcome to the forum! That's a fine looking Sport -- love the color! 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:46 am 
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Location: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Yep, excellent boat and eye candy to boot.

To my eye, the Sport and Revolution 11 have particularly pleasing lines.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:29 am 
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Thanks guys, I’m absolutely loving it, should have bought one years ago.

Looking at some black deck mat to put in the foot well around the mirage drive hole and potentially inside the storage pockets just for a bit of comfort and the reduce the banging/noise when moving things around inside the boat.

This is the stuff I had my eye on, hoping I don’t have any issues with adhesion...

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3141319782


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