I love the Hobie Revolution for
Posted by: FishinYak on Mar-08-12 11:29 AM (EST)
just this reason. *Note: I was a Local Hobie Fishing Team member until having to resign the position when I moved to current location.
My leg muscles allow me to cover great distances of water, with little fatigue, and wind is less of a problem due to my lower profile when pedalling, and no resistance from the paddles.
I also find having a hand free (One controls the rudder, which you will find yourself continually adjusting to stay on track) allows me to eat and hydrate while on the move, something you cannot easily do in a typical paddle kayak.
Down side, you will find yourself having abrupt stops if you pedal too shallow, and the Mirage drive system requires routine maintenance and can fail on you on the water. Thus I have a spare parts kit for most of the normal parts that break, that I carry with me, inside the kayak.
Also, when you remove the Mirage drive, ensure you secure it to the kayak, or risk losing it overboard.
Hope this helps.