If there’s wind you can sail, and if there’s no wind, you can pedal, that’s the beauty of a Hobie.
The Adventure Island and Tandem Island are two popular choices of Sailing Kayak, because of their stability, as well as their versatility.
If there’s wind you can sail, and if there’s no wind, you can pedal with what is called the Marine Drive. Handy as a back-up, but also for quiet sustainable cruising.
One great destination that has remained a well-kept secret is Gilligan’s Island, seven kilometres from Bongaree Boat Ramp in the Moreton Bat region.
It’s a small island only exposed at low tide so barely dry for a few hours a day. The island’s brief appearance makes the likeliness of having the place to yourself much greater.
Sail or pedal your Hobie for the one hour trip to Gilligan’s and when you arrive, unpack the lunch box from the storage compartment for a little picnic on your own private island. You can even remove the comfy chair and fold out inbuilt legs for a seat off the sand.
The thing that really sets the Adventure and Tandem Islands apart is that they have a roller-furling main sail so you can change the size of the sail depending on the wind conditions.
Additionally, using the Mirage Drive pedal mechanism is quite effortless as you’re using big muscles in your legs – much better than having to use your arms.
All these elements in a package combine to make a Hobie that’s easy to learn to sail, yet fulfilling for the expert.
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