We have always enjoyed kayaks in our family. Here we are messing around at beautiful Convict Lake in California's Eastern Sierra, circa 2002. Those boats were 17' long and 70 lbs. Way more boat than I want do deal with these days.
I have always been enamored with Hobie's "mirage drive" watercraft. You can pedal them! They have adapted this drive to sailboats, SUP's, everything. And this one really caught my eye at the Seattle boat show in late January.
Here is a short video of the pedaling. It was very natural. And I can tell that you can get a workout from it, more so than a regular kayak. This will be a great for us when we are cruising for a few months. One of my friends that cruised the Broughton's last year told us there were so many bears on the beaches that they were often afraid of going to shore.
The bright yellow didn't do a lot for me though. Luckily they have a more stealthy option, which we ordered.
In the "Hampton thinks of everything" department, notice this area on each side of the flybridge - perfect for kayaks. Yup, they designed this space to stow water toys!
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