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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:22 am 
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Hi - I'm a german owner of a i14t since nearly 10 years and a i9s from 2015 and here in the forum for the first time ... Mostly I could help myself, but for two questions I did not find an answer: there are different versions of the MirageDrive from V1 to the new 180 - but what about different holes in the hull of the boat? (don't know the right name for it) Does the different drive versions all fit to the same, never changed hull hole?
Second: I have to think about some replacements - does the GT-parts with bearings fit to the existing steel axles/shafts?

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:12 am 
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Any drive will fit. Just have to remove any alignment pins from the spine if from a plastic kayak. Some older kayaks may require a slight filing of the fairing on newer drives to fit the well.

GT parts are the standard replacements for all older drives.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:38 pm 
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One of the nice features of the Hobie Mirage Drive is the backwards compatibility. Any drive tends to fit any boat. Not easy to accomplish given the many improvements to the drive over the years, but Hobie managed to do it.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:56 am 
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have to remove any alignment pins from the spine if from a plastic kayak


The i14t is an inflatable - no real possibility for "slight filing".
I understand both replys that way, that the new drives fit to my "old" hull holes and the GT parts fit to the diameters of my "old" steel axles/shafts.

Unfortunately my attached picture is not visible (linked it to a dropbox file) - I wanted to show, that sprockets and masts are V1 and the upper parts are V2. But I now understand, the the compatibility is existing.

Thank you both!


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:24 am 
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Any required filing would be on the drive... not the hull.

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