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 Post subject: 2018 PRO ANGLER
PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:39 pm 
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When do they usually come out and are there any news about what is going to be different. I am in the market to buy one for myself and an outback for my son.


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 Post subject: Re: 2018 PRO ANGLER
PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:52 pm 
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New model year changes are announced on Sept 1st.

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 PRO ANGLER
PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:29 pm 
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If they are announced Sept 1. When are they available to public to buy. Meaning, when is the soonest I can purchase a 2018 and put it in The water.


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 Post subject: Re: 2018 PRO ANGLER
PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:06 am 
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Soon as a dealer can get it into stock after September 1st. We start building 2018 models in July / August.

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 PRO ANGLER
PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:15 am 
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I'm also in the market for a new boat. But I'm going to wait two more weeks for iCast 2017 just in case Hobie pulls something out of their sleeves. Last year they revealed the 180MD at iCast.

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 PRO ANGLER
PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:58 pm 
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I spotted a recent youtube video that goes over the 2018 - Hobie PA 14



Changes are minor tweaks to the mirage drive. Shifter Cable upgrades and mirage drive. No new colors. Shifter cables will be available as an upgrade to existing owners.

However, I spoke to a dealer that hinted that he felt Hobie was going to announce something new for 2018. According to him, he's been advised that it's in his best interest to unload his 2017 inventory.

Take that how you may......


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 Post subject: Re: 2018 PRO ANGLER
PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:38 am 
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We didn't display any new products at ICAST.

2018 introductions are being done at Surf Expo and a new show at the end of August Paddlesports Retailer in Madison WI.

Fin and shifter updates shown in this clip are no charge via warranty if they fail.

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 PRO ANGLER
PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:38 pm 
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That wrap job is looks sick !..where can you get one of those and how much does it cost ?


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 Post subject: Re: 2018 PRO ANGLER
PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:36 pm 
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I'm just now looking into a pedal drive kayak and I have decided that the Hobie pro angler 14 is the boat for me. I'm ready to pick one up but I want to make sure that there are no major changes for 2018. From what I just read on this thread the September surf expo 7th-9th is the soonest I will know if there will be any changes to the PA 14. Is there anyway to find out sooner? Will my local Hobie dealer be able to tell me any sooner?
Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: 2018 PRO ANGLER
PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:39 am 
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Traysaw wrote:
I'm just now looking into a pedal drive kayak and I have decided that the Hobie pro angler 14 is the boat for me. I'm ready to pick one up but I want to make sure that there are no major changes for 2018. From what I just read on this thread the September surf expo 7th-9th is the soonest I will know if there will be any changes to the PA 14. Is there anyway to find out sooner? Will my local Hobie dealer be able to tell me any sooner?
Thanks.


There will probably be one change...a price increase. :D I wouldn't anticipate anything major being last year was the first year of the Mirage 180 drive. Unless it's something related to the hull itself, you can always add whatever new add-on piece that might be introduced in the 2018 model. Can't fish out of one if you're waiting on one. :D

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 PRO ANGLER
PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:57 pm 
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The only thing I can ask for are more color selections... I am tired of their bland, 3 colors. Yes, I know a wrap is possible, but come on... Give us some different colors, like the popular sea foam color....


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 Post subject: Re: 2018 PRO ANGLER
PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:42 pm 
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mattyjs wrote:
The only thing I can ask for are more color selections... I am tired of their bland, 3 colors. Yes, I know a wrap is possible, but come on... Give us some different colors, like the popular sea foam color....


Camo? :)


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 Post subject: Re: 2018 PRO ANGLER
PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:41 pm 
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So, the 2018 fin update is just simply swapping out the parts where the fins attach should the current unit fail, allowing the 2017 unit to become identical to the 2018?

I wonder if a 2017 boat could be ordered with a 2018 drive which should be at least a few hundred dollars cheaper?


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 Post subject: Re: 2018 PRO ANGLER
PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:14 pm 
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I recently purchased a 2017, and it came with the updated Mirage Drive 180.


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 Post subject: Re: 2018 PRO ANGLER
PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:20 pm 
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mmiller wrote:
We didn't display any new products at ICAST.

2018 introductions are being done at Surf Expo and a new show at the end of August Paddlesports Retailer in Madison WI.

Fin and shifter updates shown in this clip are no charge via warranty if they fail.


mmiller

For clarification, are you implying that the Pro Anglers in the ICast 2017 video were 2017 models and not 2018?


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