.I'm new around here but this is a topic I'm pretty good at.
I drank the koolaid of the Hobie and I'm on my 4th one. I fish tournaments, this is the reason I joined here. I'm working on a 4x8 runway trailer for my tournaments and prefishing and was looking for ideas on the easiest way to rooftop it.
But I've had two Outbacks then went to a 14 Pro Angler (Cadillac, but heavy as hell). Now I'm back to a 2019 Outback and love it. Peddling is where it's at, hands free casting. The Hobie marriage drive is by far superior here in the marsh of South Louisiana. Grass doesn't get tangled and you can do the half stroke flutter in skinny water.
Once I get my post count up I'll share some pics, and if any of you guys find your way down here, I'll take you out on what we call a Cajun sleigh ride.
Cool cool, I might just take you up on the offer to get out on the waters of Cajun country. Spent around a month, I think, down there last Dec-Jan around Abbeville, Charenton and Jeanerette, Lake Fausse Pointe and general Atchafalaya Basin area.
I posted images of my canoe earlier in this thread, here and here, after starting it wondering about other's experiences with kayaks, inflatables, canoes, etc.
When I was paddling 'round south of I-10 in Cajun country, several people asked if I made my pirogue or where I got it. Was a fast education on traditional pirogues, though I can certainly see why they thought what I have was from their neck o' the woods. I adore paddling 'round in my canoe. It's a 14' Hornbeck Nomad Solo/Tandem with a 30" beam and low profile. Glides slick, true, and easy through the water and at only 28lbs, yes, really only 28lbs, it's super easy to portage or load up on my trailer or van.
Looking forward to canoe camping with it this summer around New England. Thinking about making removable arched covers for fore and aft, too, that will snug up around me for big weather to keep me and my gear dry.