Salty, Specs cut and pasted from Hobie site for the Outback:
Thanks for inquiring...
Whether it’s work or play, the Outback boasts the functionality, stability and utility to get the job done.
A wide hull provides form stability, allowing you to cast – or reel in the big one – without rocking the boat. The Outback features plenty of cargo and stowage space, and, thanks to its MirageDriveŽ system, your hands are free to tend to your photography, casting, or whatever else is on the day’s “work list”.
Length: 12' 1" / 3.68 m
Width: 33" / .84 m
Capacity: 400 lbs / 181 kg
Fitted Hull Weight: 75 lbs / 34.02 kg
Fully Rigged Weight: 88.3 lbs / 40.05 kg
Hull Construction: Rotomolded Polyethylene
Thanks Reel. Hobie makes a fine kayak for sure. I'm not a big fan of c list but may have to move the ad over there eventually. I figured since most everyone uses their Outback for fishing this forum might be good start.
The newer gen. Hobie Mirage 'yaks seem to hold their value well. I think Hobie made a design change ~07' ? I wouldn't want the earlier design as the locking mechanism wears out, but as 'yaks go I wouldn't have anything but a Mirage (& the Outback is my favorite 'all-around' model)
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