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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:39 am 
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Despite the snow and ice, I got my new 2019 Outback home from layaway.
Here is my initial rigging and thoughts video-
https://youtu.be/FSRqALZkAGM

Insight and tips and tricks are always welcome.
Thanks !!


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:06 am 
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Location: Oregon Coast
you are going to love it.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:10 pm 
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rogerdodger wrote:
you are going to love it.


Thanks.... I am excited for sure.
Spring cannot come fast enuf haha.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:33 pm 
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Nice be sure and get a paddle leash and drive leash. You can make them easy enough or buy Hobie branded which I typically do. Most of their products are well made and fairly priced so I don’t mcgyver too much stuff.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:59 pm 
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GetBent wrote:
Nice be sure and get a paddle leash and drive leash. You can make them easy enough or buy Hobie branded which I typically do. Most of their products are well made and fairly priced so I don’t mcgyver too much stuff.


ooh didnt think of that, thanks !!


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:14 am 
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Nice be sure and get a paddle leash and drive leash. You can make them easy enough or buy Hobie branded which I typically do. Most of their products are well made and fairly priced so I don’t mcgyver too much stuff.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:22 am 
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GetBent wrote:
Nice be sure and get a paddle leash and drive leash. You can make them easy enough or buy Hobie branded which I typically do. Most of their products are well made and fairly priced so I don’t mcgyver too much stuff.


and if you get the Hobie drive leash, and connect it to the front carry point, it works perfectly to hold the hatch open on shore for loading/cleaning... :D

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:56 am 
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^^^
Good to know, thanks for the info.
I need to look at a drive leash soon.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:59 am 
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Great YouTube intro! I'm in the same boat (literally). Got a 2019 Outback, and have been braving the winter- been out about 7 times so far & here's what I've found:
1. Get a stand up leash. I found a floating dog leash that works VERY well- it's round, and flexes a bit- cheap too:
https://www.amazon.com/Strong-Dog-Comfo ... +dog+leash
2. I fish a busy waterway, so a flag is a must & I devised a cheap solution- buy a teloscopic tour guide pole on Amazon ($7)
https://www.amazon.com/SODIAL-Meters-Te ... uide+poles
Ziptie a short length of CPVC 3/4" to your crate- the foam grip on the handle fits inside PERFECTLY. I replaced the stock metal clips with zipties so it doesn't rattle. I added a small flag- It's small, light, collapsable and it WORKS-all for under $20.
3. The paddle bungee is fine on the water- I thought about replacing it too, but as little as you'll need your paddle, it's a low priority.
4. The biggest improvement is the addition of Sidekicks. These absolutely transform the Yak into a VERY stable standing platform, and allow you to punch through some swells too- I've been out in 20 knot winds, with 2-3' rolling swells without any concerns. The waves break over the bow, and drain right into the drive hole- I hear a lot of people commenting on the low hull vs. the older outback, and I'll take the splash over the reduced profile to the wind any day.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:53 am 
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^^^^
Thanks for the tips.
I did get a Yak Attack Carbon VisiPro II flag pole last night.....


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:48 am 
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mdewitt71 wrote:
^^^^
Thanks for the tips.
I did get a Yak Attack Carbon VisiPro II flag pole last night.....


here is a quick vid on the Yak Attack Carbon VisiPro II.
Snow and Ice is melted.... hopefully will get it out in the next couple weeks.

https://youtu.be/qLFAzVs6810


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