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Mirage® i9s Reviews

by Hobie
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  • 9' Length
  • 36" Width
  • $1,999 MSRP

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Purchased an i9s 3 weeks ago, here are some initial reactions: very easy…

Purchased an i9s 3 weeks ago, here are some initial reactions:
  • very easy setup and inflation
  • packs into a relatively small bag which can fit easily into a compact car
  • easily handled by one person at 39 lbs
  • Mirage drive works well, very solidly anchored
  • outer double hull does seem to take in some rainwater, requiring emptying via bow plug
  • design suits pedaling a bit better than paddling due to beam/width and relatively high round sides
  • pedaling/paddling combo possible but not dramatically more effective than pedaling
  • reports of paddle popping out of side clips true... ended up using a paddle leash velcro to attach paddle to side handle
  • rudder control lines required a bit of adjusting, easily done with philips head screwdriver
  • surprisingly dry boat -- bottom is slightly convex allowing any water to run to drain plugs -- not much water comes over bow, virtually nothing comes up from Mirage drive slot
  • recommend consideration of larger ST Mirage fins (normal fins are *very* easy to pedal)
  • recommend consideration of large rudder to improve tracking
  • note that Hobie makes a nice bag for the Mirage drive with mesh to allow fins to dry