2013 Hobie MIrage Tandem Island

UPDATE!!!
Here’s what we’ve been up to recently...

Stripped our old Hobie Mirage Tandem Island of ALL our things. We didn’t realize how many things we add onto our kayaks!
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Here she is...bare bones (except for stickers here and there)
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Talk about mixed emotions! We drove up to Windward Boats w/our Megatron to see our new baby packed up and waiting outside for us.
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Strapped the box of goodies (Amas, Akas, Mirage Drives, Paddles, Seats, etc) on the racks and strapped the new kayak (still in the wrapper) to our EZ Loader kayak trailer.
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Got back to Wahiawa kind of late, so we unpacked and unwrapped our new baby the next day. Yes, we know she looks the same as our old Hobie Mirage Tandem Island, but there are quite a few improvements in this model.
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Hobie improved the rudder/rudder lines, Ama bungees, seat posts, Mirage Drives, Aka support beam, Aka paint (so no more chipping and peeling), front hatch gaskets, and mast bolt. We improved our roll bar, rod holder mount, and our transducer mounting ring. =)
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Gareth tricking out our sailing main line... (Don’t ask...it’s a secret. Haha!)
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We installed our sonar and GPS...
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Bolted in our rod holder track w/improved mounts...No drilling necessary! =)
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Our new roll bar/sail main line riser now has 2 mounts for our GoPro cameras, a wider headrest, and a few other secret things...
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Here’s Gareth mounting our Lamiglas Kayak Outrigger holders.
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And last, but not least, we put together our mast and sail.
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We’re ready for some good times on the water...and if we’re lucky enough maybe some HUGE FISH to bring home to share with our family and friends! Enjoy The Day, Everyone!

Aloha,
Gareth and Kevin
The Uyeda Brothers