Sunday, April 15, 2012


 Hobie has just released a new Kayak. It's the baby brother to the Pro Angler. It's a tad shorted at 12' but with a ton of great options!!!

Fitted Hull Weight: 98 lbs / 44.4 kg Tooltip
Rigged Weight: 120 lbs / 54.4 kg Tooltip
Width: 36" / 0.91 m
Length: 12' / 3.66 m
Capacity: 500 lbs / 227 kg
Hull Construction: Rotomolded Polyethylene

MirageDrive with Turbo Fins
Vantage Seating
Under Seat Tackle Storage
Large Rectangular Hatch with Pivoting Tackle Management System
Lowrance® Ready
Retractable Rudder System
Horizontal Storage for Four Rods
Replaceable Mounting Boards
Large Front Hatch with Removable Liner
Anchor Trolley System Ready
Front & Rear Carrying Handles
Livewell Ready Cargo Area

Friday, April 6, 2012

Adventure Island

Well I took the day off from work yesterday and ran down to Mariner Sails. Although I love to just go down and visit with these guys, today was a special trip for me.
Today I got to pick up my new "Hobie Adventure Island".

This is what I saw when I first arrived.

After grabbing a knife from Mike I got my first peek.


John the "sailing master" showed me how to put the sail together for the first time.
I pulled her up on a trailer and installed the AKA's, the seat,and the rudder.

Then we rolled her out in the sun and installed the sail. Soon I will be adding a set of tramps and a sailing splash guard.

I couldn't have asked for any better friends or teachers to help me get started in kayaking. Aris,Mike,and John are three of the best people I have met in some time. They are doing a great job running Mariner Sails and have a huge selection of kayaks with accessories to go on them. I look forward to visiting with them each time I go down there.


And this is the finished product. This thing is absolutely awesome!!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

HOW @ Moss lake

We went to Moss lake to fish with some solders yesterday.A huge thanks goes out to Jim and Carol Robison for their hospitality and the use of their house. 

Jeremiah caught a little one. He said he was holding back this trip to make me feel good. ;)
I caught a few bruisers myself..
 I didn't take a lot of pictures this time. I chose instead to spend time chatting with good people.