is alive and well. It was touch and go there for a while.
Also, the Hobie Adventure Island is a Hobie Adventure with outriggers and a sail. The Adventure, even though it's a kayak, was originally designed to eventually be a sailboat. It was also designed by Hobie, a company with a lot of experience with sailboats.
I've had no problems with the "plastic joystick that controls the plastic rudder".
Haven't had any problem with beaching ability. The Mirage drive is really handy.
I've traveled with our Adventure Island on top of our Subaru and had no problems.
You do have to pedal through a tack, but only in low wind situations.
Dry storage is not virtually zero. There is a large hatch in the bow that will handle a lot of stuff. Plus, there's a very large tankwell, which I realize is not considered "dry storage", but to not mention it is misleading.
Their other points are valid.
Pull-Up Strap Handle Kit
Full Size Sail Rig
Kayak Deck Gear Bags
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