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Specifications :

Length: 3.96 m 13'

Width: 0.72m 28.5"

Hull Weight: 29 kg 63 lbs.

Capacity: 159 kg 350 lbs


At 3.96m long this is the flagship paddlecraft for fishing from a Hobie, with the speed of larger kayaks and stability to hold large paddlers ( Maximum capacity 158.76kg ) it tracks well with or without the use of a rudder ( An optional feature ), in 2006 the design was improved allowing greater access to the front hatch as well as easier opening hatch options whilst on the water.

Performance wise the Hobie Quest has a sleek hull shape with a long centre keel area, a decent shoulder provide great secondary stability while riding high enough to maintain good speeds in average conditions, with a width of 0.72m and bare hull weight 25.84kg it is easily loaded, transported and returned to the roofracks on top of your car when travelling alone.

Some of the features of the Hobie Quest include :

Adjustable seat, Two-piece paddle, Two hatches ( 8"/large bow hatch ), Accessory tray, Cup holder, Placeable Scotty rod holder, Mesh-covered stowage pockets, Two rear molded-in rod holders Large rear cargo area, Bungee tiedowns and molded inserts for optional rudder system with adjustable footbrace system.


Below are detailed images of a Quest owned by mac_fish :


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Large forward hatch design on 2006 hull

http://www.akff.net/resize.php?w=350&src=/forum/hosted_images/picture_004__custom__727.jpg

Adjustable footbrace and stowage pockets

http://www.akff.net/resize.php?w=350&src=/forum/hosted_images/picture_006__custom__596.jpg

Large rear cargo area behind seat

http://www.akff.net/resize.php?w=350&src=/forum/hosted_images/picture_005__custom__136.jpg

Cockpit area including 8" hatch

http://www.akff.net/resize.php?w=350&src=/forum/hosted_images/picture_009__custom__297.jpg

Optional rudder package and 8" rear hatch

http://www.akff.net/resize.php?w=350&src=/forum/hosted_images/picture_008__custom__110.jpg

Secondary stability, bungee and seat system

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