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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2023 7:16 pm 
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What, if anything, is everyone using for storage and/or transporting your Vantage seat and Mirage drive? These two items are typically removed from the boat when transporting. I don’t want to just toss them in the back of my truck. Can't seem to find the right size storage tote for them. So what is everyone else doing?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2023 8:14 pm 
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I have an Oasis tandem so two Vantage seats and two Mirage GT drives to deal with.

For the drives I use two Hobie Mirage Drive Stow Bag (part #80024). They are okay. I really wish the drives could fold or twist to lay flat. They take up a lot of space in my trailer box, bagged or not.

I had the following company custom make me a canvas bag to hold two stacked seats and it works great:
https://www.duffels.biz/contact-us.php

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2023 8:47 pm 
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Short day sails.....I stick my seats, drives and outboard in the back of my car.

Longer trips....I store my seats, drives and outboard on my trailer.

Works great.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2023 4:40 am 
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Why remove the seats? I find them a pain to deal with. When the boat is on the roof rack for longer trips I do put a cargo strap over them as a safety measure. A thousand mile trip is no way to test the stock retainer. The mirage drives do fit in the front hatch with a few old life jackets as padding.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2023 5:22 am 
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I have not ordered this box yet but it is the best I could find so far. Should fit Vantage seat, Mirage drive, and even the akas. My boat will be kept at my lake house and used by me as a sailing vessel but also by my wife as a kayak. So the akas and amas won't be kept installed normally for ease of use for her.

https://www.globalindustrial.com/p/stor ... 3-1-2-gray

Figured this box would be good storage lakeside and also good to take on the road.

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