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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:58 am 
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Location: In Texas for now, but moving to Punta Gorda soon
Will be moving to Punta Gorda in a year or so, but visit the are fairly often. I'll be dragging my PA14 down when we relocate. Our house will be on a canal so I have to figure out a way to get the PA14 in the canal without going in with it or getting a hernia getting it out of the canal. I fish primarily fresh water up here in Texas but am familiar with and have fished saltwater flats in kayaks and bayboats. I like to bait chunk and fly fish-nothing like a red drum on the fly! Looking forward to being able to kayak and fish from my backyard soon. I love fishing out of the hobie and hope that it will hold up to the constant salt water environment.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:48 pm 
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Your Hobie will hold up fine. Although I kayak/fish primarily south of Punta Gorda, my Outback has held up well in the Pine Island/Matlacha area for several years now. I have also fished some out of PGI on several occasions in the past couple of years.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:34 am 
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Be sure to rinse that drive after every use. I never owned one, but maybe John can comment if he uses any lubricant as well.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:59 pm 
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I figure a rinse and a spray with silicone will be necessary after use. Also, don't think I'll be able to leave the drive and chair on the boat at the dock. I intend to get a kayak specific lift and then use a cover for it and the revo my wife uses.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:53 pm 
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I would not leave my $600 - $900 drive (depending on which model you have) nor my $300 seat on the dock either. According to Estero River Outfitters, a Hobie distributor, rinse the kayak, drive, seat, rods and reels, and lures with fresh water after each use. It is recommended to NOT use any lubricant on the drive. I do, however, spray my reels with Reel Magic after rinsing. When spraying your reels, do not use high pressure. You do not want to force salt water into the reel.

BTW, you may want to check out the Salt Strong website for various information about fishing here in Southwest Florida.


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