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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 4:15 am 
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Hi fellow members,

Does anyone has experience to bungee the Hobie cart in the two factory holes and use all the way to fishing without taking it out until finish?

Thanks in advance!


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 Post subject: Re: Hobie cart
PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 6:22 am 
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crappie wrote:
Hi fellow members,

Does anyone has experience to bungee the Hobie cart in the two factory holes and use all the way to fishing without taking it out until finish?

Thanks in advance!


You mean...leave the cart plugged in, under the kayak, while you're on the water? How would you use the mirage drive?


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 Post subject: Re: Hobie cart
PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 8:35 am 
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reason162 wrote:
crappie wrote:
Hi fellow members,

Does anyone has experience to bungee the Hobie cart in the two factory holes and use all the way to fishing without taking it out until finish?

Thanks in advance!


You mean...leave the cart plugged in, under the kayak, while you're on the water? How would you use the mirage drive?


Thanks for your reply and yes.
If I leave the cart plug in, can I still use the mirage drive?


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 Post subject: Re: Hobie cart
PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 9:06 pm 
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Yes, the Mirage drive will still work with the Hobie cart plugged into the hull UNDER WATER, But the amount of drag it induces, will make you wonder, why does the kayak not move very well in the water. :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Hobie cart
PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2017 1:00 am 
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Dr.SteelheadCatcher wrote:
Yes, the Mirage drive will still work with the Hobie cart plugged into the hull UNDER WATER, But the amount of drag it induces, will make you wonder, why does the kayak not move very well in the water. :roll:


I don't think the mirage drive is going to work with the cart plugged in, not on the inflatable models.


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 Post subject: Re: Hobie cart
PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2017 8:57 am 
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reason162 wrote:
Dr.SteelheadCatcher wrote:
Yes, the Mirage drive will still work with the Hobie cart plugged into the hull UNDER WATER, But the amount of drag it induces, will make you wonder, why does the kayak not move very well in the water. :roll:


I don't think the mirage drive is going to work with the cart plugged in, not on the inflatable models.


agreed, inflatables have no scupper holes, the cart plugs in through the drive well and would block you from installing the drive...

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 Post subject: Re: Hobie cart
PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2017 1:23 pm 
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rogerdodger wrote:
agreed, inflatables have no scupper holes, the cart plugs in through the drive well and would block you from installing the drive...

They used to have scups, before the redesign to include the rigid seat. I think mine is 2015 model year with scuppers behind the seat. I like that since being stern heavy the water isn't going to pool waiting to drain out my drivewell. Well, a little water comes in thru scuppers, and some folks had airleak problems in the complex seams around ye olde scuppers.

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 Post subject: Re: Hobie cart
PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:54 pm 
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The OP may have left out that he is considering it for a new i14t. So in that case maybe the cart could be mounted over one drivewell, and leave the other well free to use mirage fins. One fin drive should be enough because the cart drag would be manageable only at a low speed... drag goes up exponentially with speed and gives diminishing returns with more (tandem) power. There are some displacement-only power boats where doubling the horsepower gives virtually no more speed.

An older i14t or i9s could probably handle a cart in the scuppers with all fin drives active. So it would be a great help to hear the model and year of craft the question is referring to.

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 Post subject: Re: Hobie cart
PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:32 pm 
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As can be seen in the original 2008 I-12s below, the inflatable cart has always been mounted in the drivewell insert. The scuppers were not plug-ins for a cart and were normally capped from the top. i-14Ts and i-9s had the same arrangement.

Launching with a cart in is a mistake that is noticed immediately (no speed) and could be destructive to the cart if it were to hit an underwater obstruction. :? Fin use would be pretty darned limited with a cart attached!

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 Post subject: Re: Hobie cart
PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:40 am 
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Thanks for the photo and reply


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