used hobie mirage pro angler 12

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raiderdude1973
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used hobie mirage pro angler 12

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Looking at buying a used Hobie Mirage Pro Angler 12 in very good shape. Has the Mirage drive 180 w/ST turbo fins, Hobie wheel cart,Hobie anchor trolley, Hobie oar, Vantage ST kayak seat, rod holders, etc. No electronics. No trailer. Person is selling for $2800.00. Is this a good buy?
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Re: used hobie mirage pro angler 12

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If that's the kayak you are looking for and there are no cracks anywhere and no dimples on the bottom I'd say it's a fair price. Not a lot of options right now so finding a used kayak that you want isn't easy. Sellers market so sellers have the power. At least currently.
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Re: used hobie mirage pro angler 12

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Check the scupper holes where you plug in that Hobie cart for cracks. I'm not sure of the year and exact models, but that seems to be a common failure mode on some Hobies. Apologies if the model you're considering isn't one of them, but it only takes a few seconds to check- if you know to look.

Also look for oilcanning (dimples as SWFinatic calls them) as that is also a common affliction, especially if they're not stored just right. Aside from diminishing the value, oilcanning from heat cuts down on efficiency and speed.
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Re: used hobie mirage pro angler 12

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Thanks for info. Assuming no issues, is this a good price?
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