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    Converting Hobie pedal kayak to arm power

    Just wondering if anyone has seen the Hobie triyak/kayak foot pedaled MirageDrive converted into a hand powered system?

    http://www.hobiecat.com/kayaks/features/miragedrive/

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    I'd just like to have some of these to try out for disabled sailing.. I think they would offer great stability.. just have to figure out mechanics for puffer controls ..
    Rick Brauer or just call me - Mr B

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    Indeed - the sailing intrigues me too. Lithium technology would keep the weight reasonable. For an area without marinas but with subtle beaches this would be a great craft. For a program sailing boat the concern with triyaks under sail is the different tacking and gybing techniques (difficulties) and submarining in big wind & waves. Great fun though and a nice cross-trainer if the pedals could be adapted.

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    I am trying to pick up a cheap used mirage powered kayak to adapt, i was thinking about chopping the tops and bottoms off of a pair of crutches to mount onto pedals...

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