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Thought i should check in. Ain't got a computer at the moment so have been laying low. Here's the hobie quest rigged fully and loaded for 10 days down the coorong. The hull is full too!!! It still floats!!!
 

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Nice one Matt!
The large rear tank well looks like it's come in handy. How long does it take you to pack it? Also interested to know why you don't use the Hobie two-piece paddle?
 

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Good to see a fully loaded Hobie ready to do its thing :wink:
 

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Good to see you are still about mattdogger - hadn't seen any posts for awhile so thought you might be hibernating through winter!
 

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Hello Matt, Hey, is by any chance your Father a FishWatch Volunteer? When I was down the Onka a couple of weeks ago I was approached by a FishWatch Volunteer who was telling me that his son was getting a Hobie and just wondered if it might have been you? If it was, tell him thanks from me for enabling me to find Fisher and Scupper coz I was in the wrong place.

How did you go on the Coorong? That is on my list of things to do ASAP.

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Duncan
 

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Hey Darren, the packing takes a while the first few times. After three or four unpacks and packs its becomes quicker and quicker. I had food and clothing plus firstaid etc in the front dunny lid. The rear tank well had a 25 litre jerry can full of water with the tent, bedroll, sleeping bag and cooking gear in a dry bag on top with tackle and and backpack of bits and pieces on top of that. The hobie had a huge carrying capacity!!!

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Nice one Matt!
The large rear tank well looks like it's come in handy. How long does it take you to pack it? Also interested to know why you don't use the Hobie two-piece paddle?
I didn't like the hobie paddle which came with my yak because the blade has a convex shape to it and doesn't hold/grab much water when going hard. The two piece paddle also has a oval hand grip shape on each end. I found that this lump on the left side was annoying and cumbersome when allowing the paddle to slip on alternate strokes. The red paddle is lighter by far and has a concave face on the paddle which really grabs the water better and it also has one lump on the right end for grip and the left side is round. This paddle is 7 cm longer too.

Hey Fisher, I'm still here but have been flat out working etc. Hope the whiting have been on for you. Looks like you got your avatar from marino rocks !!?? Great looking fish abound around the reefs hey!

Duncan, Well well well, another belair bloke.... nice one!!! Fair chance I know you I reckon, i am up in belair also. I have had my hobie for almost a year now I suppose. I wish my old man worked for fishwatch cause then he might be able to help me catch fish!!! :lol:

The Coorong was ok. The section near the mouth is great probably as far as long point. I posted some info when I got back on the forum.... think iwas around March this year? Still haven't posted many photos for two reasons... I caught bugger all fish :oops: and the pictures need to be crunched down to a suitable file size. Send me a pm or post a trip if you want to meet up for a fish anytime. It would be great to get out at the mouth again soon. Cheers 8)
 
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