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Offline LoneCat

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2015 Outback vs PA12
« on: July 23, 2015, 10:43 AM »
I'm looking to upgrade to a Hobie in the next couple of months and I'm looking at the new PA12 or Outback12. I'm leaning towards the PA as I like the wider body and some of the other bells and whistles that it comes with. Any of you guys have experience with both of the new models? I see a lot about the new Outback on here but not too much about the new PA. Any thoughts on the pros and cons for each 2015 model


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Re: 2015 Outback vs PA12
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2015, 01:39 PM »
PA is one little boat.
Outback is a big Kayak.

I would say depends on what you plan in fishing, and of course test both.
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Re: 2015 Outback vs PA12
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2015, 03:59 PM »
I mainly fish for largemouth bass and other freshwater species in central and so cal lakes.  Isabella, Castaic, Big Bear, Millerton, etc.   I prefer a larger boat when in saltwater.
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Re: 2015 Outback vs PA12
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2015, 05:20 PM »
I'd say depends on how close you can get the yak to the water.  Big difference is weight as of now with the new seat. PA has more room as well but you pay for it. Not only in Money but in ease of the launch. On another note I'm a small guy. 
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