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 Post subject: Re: 2018 PRO ANGLER
PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:38 pm 
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Alstang1 wrote:
Where can one find photos of 2018?

https://www.hobie.com/kayaks/mirage-pro-angler-14/

I don't want to come across too harsh, and I don't want to be removed from the forum... but you would think that folks at Hobie (I mean everyone) would want to talk up the new 2018 models since they just announced them. I know that they are proud of the new Compass and several new colors available for who knows which kayaks. But it seems like the 2018 section of the forum is getting as many visitors (posts) as a leper colony. I know that ashamed wouldn't be an accurate way to describe the staff, but I would at least expect some hype, explanation(s), commercials... Please tell me what I am missing.

The added screws to the two front mounting boards, are we not to be concerned with added screws being added or is it just a "more holes verses value added" selling feature? It's like I said before: "Kinda like waking up on your Birthday only to find your last years gift wrapped up for this year and everybody hovering around asking what do ya think... do you like it, do ya like it? Yea, Sure... Thanks everyone!"


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 Post subject: Re: 2018 PRO ANGLER
PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:30 pm 
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For the last few years I have been confused with exactly what all H-rail stuff is included. Photo shows cup holder, not listed. 6 horizontal rod holders listed, photo shows bracket for only 3. They spend so much money on tournaments to promote their product, but sometimes leave the easiest selling technique to the wayside. I ask several different hobie dealers each year, and don't get a straight up answer. Is there an available packing list for this product?


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 Post subject: Re: 2018 PRO ANGLER
PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:08 pm 
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We have been pretty busy with shows, new introductions to dealers and now and all sales staff are at one now. I was on vacation all last week, so have not been in the forums until today. Howie will jump in here soon with some answers.

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 PRO ANGLER
PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:42 pm 
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The major differences in 2018 vs. 2017 PA:
1. New MD 180 Arc drive with turbo fins (redesigned cranks arm with push button adjustment on the top of the crank)
2. New accessory mounting boards with clip points, knife holder and track for mounting accessories.
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Accessory Deluxe Mounting Board kit - PA, part 84502121
3. New Orange Papaya color is slightly more rich and "orange" than the past model years Papaya color
4. New improved front hatch seal
5. New redesigned logo

Cup holder is included just as last year, PA 14 has horizontal rod storage for 6 rods, PA 12 has horizontal storage for 4 rods, H-rail length stayed the same...no other major changes.

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 PRO ANGLER
PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:23 am 
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Looking forward to getting my new 2018 camo PA14 in about 2 weeks if my dealers shipment comes in as planned!! I can post a pic up of the new one alongside my 2017 and 2015 as comparisons if it would help some of you.


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 Post subject: Re: 2018 PRO ANGLER
PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:06 pm 
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HStrech wrote:
The major differences in 2018 vs. 2017 PA:
1. New MD 180 Arc drive with turbo fins (redesigned cranks arm with push button adjustment on the top of the crank)
2. New accessory mounting boards with clip points, knife holder and track for mounting accessories.
Image
Accessory Deluxe Mounting Board kit - PA, part 84502121
3. New Orange Papaya color is slightly more rich and "orange" than the past model years Papaya color
4. New improved front hatch seal
5. New redesigned logo

Cup holder is included just as last year, PA 14 has horizontal rod storage for 6 rods, PA 12 has horizontal storage for 4 rods, H-rail length stayed the same...no other major changes.


I just recently purchased a 2017 Pro Angler 14. My question is will the new front hatch seal work with my 2017 PA?
Thanks!


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