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 Post subject: Hobie 180 Discontinued
PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:05 pm 
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I got an email from Austin Kayak customer service telling me the Mirage 180 drive has been discontinued (I was ordering turbo fins). Anyone else heard this?

Lee

Hello,

Thank you for your order. Unfortunately the Mirage Drive 180 has been discontinued by the manufacturer. However, we do offer the V2 version of the Hobie Mirage Turbo Fin Kit. Please let us know how you would like to move forward with your order. Thank you.

John
customer@austinkayak.com

www.AustinKayak.com
888-828-3828


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:12 pm 
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It's a misstatement.

We updated the MD180 to "V2". This is the boom to fin connection.

You need:

If V1 to V2 Turbo Upgrade use:
81501112 MD180 V2 BOOM-MAST-TURBO FIN KIT

Posted back in mid July:

mmiller wrote:
We have made a change to MD180 fins, masts and booms to help fin durability and replacement. This is a running change. Kayaks have been shipped with the new fin version. V1 and V2 mast, fin and boom parts are not interchangeable.

The new "V2" version removes the adjustment thumb screw from the clew attachment. The fin adjustment is now a screw at the mast head (Similar to the Eclipse flow fin). The boom is modified to accept the new fin with a simple clevis pin and ring connection.

The "V2" brings us back to a known simple clew attachment which allows tool-less fin removal.

Old version fins, Turbo kits, and booms are no longer available (we have V1 masts). If a V1 fin, or boom needs to be replaced... warranty (with claim) would send a complete update kit, including instructions, at no charge. Be aware that, as before, we are somewhat short on these parts as the factory is using all available parts for production.

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Here is a list of the new parts:

Kits for MD180 V1 drives to convert to V2 Std or V2 Turbo:

V2 Update Kits
81501111 MD180 V2 BOOM-MAST-STD FIN KIT
81501112 MD180 V2 BOOM-MAST-TURBO FIN KIT
(Includes two booms, two masts and two fins per kit and instructions.)

V2 Replacement Parts
81500002 FIN V2 MD180 STD
81501002 FIN V2 MD180 TURBO
81503002 BOOM V2 MD180 DRIVE
81527002 SPINE ASSY V2 MD180
81528002 MAST W/SCREW V2 MD180 STD (ADJUSTABLE)
81529002 MAST W/SCREW V2 MD180 TURBO (ADJUSTABLE)
8030027 SCREW REPLACEMENT V2 MAST HEAD ADJUSTMENT
8020030 CLEVIS PIN
81503100 CLEVIS RING

V2 Turbo Fin Kit
72067002 ST-TURBO V2 FIN KIT MD180 BK/GR

If V1 to V2 Turbo Upgrade use:
81501112 MD180 V2 BOOM-MAST-TURBO FIN KIT

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Director of Parts and Accessory Sales
Warranty and Technical Support
Hobie Cat USA


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