Hobbie Mirage peddle drive system in a CLC kayak

Has anyone ever installed a Hobbie Mirage peddle drive system in a CLC Kayak.  I am thinking of the larger CLC 17 or the Hybrid.   If so, how much do you have to modify the deck and how deep do the well sides have to be?   Thank for your help. 


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RE: Hobbie Mirage peddle drive system in a CLC kayak

I looked into putting one into my WD12, but the cockpit was too small. I would have had to cut away a large part of the deck to have room for my legs to operate the drive. I suspect that if that was the case with something as large as the WD12 cockpit, you'd really have to butcher the  CH17.

Just for comparison, here's the WD12 coaming overlaid on a CH16 cockpit. The CH16 has the same size opening as the Ch17. You'd probably have better luck with the Sea Island Sport (or the Cocktail Racer).

Laszlo

 

RE: Hobbie Mirage peddle drive system in a CLC kayak

Kellan Hatch has done this with the Mill Creek, which seems like a more appropriate boat than the Chesapeake 17.

http://www.duckworksmagazine.com/03/r/projects/mirage/index.htm

http://smalltrimarans.com/blog/?p=1921

 

RE: Hobbie Mirage peddle drive system in a CLC kayak

i read this post with interest as i have test pedaled a hobie mirage kayak and i loved it.  Genius!  but the approach of putting it in a plywood non-sit-on-top boat thru a trunk raises 2 questions in my tiny brain.

do my size 13s hit the trunk (heel strike?)

how do you pick the fore-aft location.  in a kayak it's kinda set, but what about a dory or other boat?  center my weight in the boat and go from there or is it more complicated?

 

thanks

Mike

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