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Old 03-04-2019, 18:53   #1
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Need advice on what pedal kayak to buy?

Because of my hand and wrist arthritis I can no longer hand paddle without pain. So I want to evaluate the pedal kayaks. The old standard of course is the Hobie Mirage and I've used one ~12 years ago and liked it. But it seems a bunch of other brands have come up with a bicycle spin style that drives a propeller.

1. If you have used the Hobie Mirage drive and one of the propeller styles how would you compare them? Is one easier, faster or more comfortable to pedal than the other?

2. If you have experience with any of these please let me know what you think.

I've had no luck googling for comparison reviews of the Hobie vs the propeller type.

I appreciate your help.

Thanks, Eric
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Old 05-04-2019, 22:32   #2
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Re: Need advice on what pedal kayak to buy?

Odd. I've gotten no replies here. Usually CF is great. I got a bunch on Cruising Anarchy if someone wants to follow up over there. I bought a Hobie mirage off CL today so I've made my choice.

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