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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:12 am 
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How do you guys secure the mirage drive for rough landings? Usually my launch/land spot is calm, so I just lay the Drive on the front deck, but had some close calls with the Drive almost going overboard while I paddle in. This is the only time I don't like the flat deck layout of the i11s.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:23 am 
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I would recommend leashing the drive to one of the d-rings in addition to securing the drive under the bungee system during landing. Hobie Rod leash will do the job (part number 74052011).

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:07 am 
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You should just use the bungee with hook to hold one crank arm back - this keeps the fins flat up against the bottom of the hull - and beach with it still locked in place. If you must remove the drive - always use a leash - we have a mirage drive leash kit that you can likely adapt to work with your inflatable as well.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:28 am 
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I clip one arm to the bungee when I'm landing at a ramp/dock, but would rather avoid sand getting into the Drive if I'm landing at a beach. Stuffing it under that same bungee is a bit awkward if I have to hop out in a hurry, I'll probably step on the drive.

I ordered a Hobie I series D ring kit, will figure out best position to add another bungee towards the front or side of the drive well, and use that to secure the Drive once I pull it for landing. Thanks!


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