Hobie Mirage i9S Manual

Hobie Mirage i9S Manual

Hobie Mirage Inflatable Kayak Manual

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4 Table of Contents Anatomy ........................................................................................5

Assembly ....................................................................................6

Vantage CTi ..................................................................................13

On the Water .................................................................................18

Cup Holder ...................................................................................21

Storage and Transportation .........................................................22

Maintenance and Care ..................................................................25

Kick Up Adjustment ......................................................................27

Safety ............................................................................................28

Warranty .......................................................................................30

Accessories ..................................................................................31

Look for this icon. Online video is available at www.hobie.com/support/products Please read through the instruction manual before using this product

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Hull MirageDrive 180 Vantage CTi Seat Cup Holder Paddle Cassette Plug Repair Kit Air Pump Optional Tracking Skeg (only i11s) 1 2 3 4 6 5 7 8 9 5 hobie.com

6 Assembly

MirageDrive Cranks

Depending on the Mirage kayak model, cranks may or may not require assembly.

1 Insert cranks into drums while depressing button at top.

2 Tighten crank bolt all the way (snug not tight) using a 7/32” Allen® wrench.

7/32 7/32

Vantage CTi Assembly

1 Line up threaded inserts on seat back frame with holes molded in seat bottom frame.

Webbing Attachments Webbing Attachments High/Low Legs D-Rings for Webbing Attachments High/Low Legs D-Rings for Webbing Attachments ® BOA Lumbar Adjust 2 Once aligned, insert screws and tighten. ® BOA Lumbar Adjust Webbing Attachments Webbing Attachments Recline Adjust Steering Track Recline Adjust Steering Track Seat Track Seat Track 7 hobie.com

8 Assembly

FWD/REV Handle Installation

1 Line up the shorter (FWD) handle on the left and the longer (REV) handle on the right

Longer handle on the right Shorter handle on the left Longer handle on the right

the levers on the MirageDrive 3/8 Wrench

Shorter handle on the left Thread into FWD/REV levers

Pin

Inflating the Kayak

1 Locate the three air valves on your kayak near the stern. There is one valve for each of the side tubes and one valve for the floor. 2 Unscrew the cover of the valve and make sure the pin is “up”. If it does not spring up it is in the “down” position. To unlock the pin from the “down” position push down on the pin until it pops up.

Pin

3 Line up the hose of the pump with the valve. Make sure the pin is in the “up” position. Plug in the hose and begin inflating your kayak. Continue pumping until tubes and floor are firm. Follow pressure guides on kayaks and pump.

4 Adjust the lever on the back side of the pump for more efficient pumping. Double action is for more air volume and lower pressure. Single action is for less air volume and higher pressure.

Pin Note: Open bilge valve located on front of the kayak before inflating. Close valve before using your kayak.

Deflating the Kayak

Press the pin in the “down” position. To lock the pin in the “down” position, push it down while turning it clockwise.

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10 MirageDrive Instruction

Installation

1 Lower drive straight down making sure the spine is level.

Level 2 Press down and lock drive into Click and Go’s.

The drive locks automatically when installed.

Removal

1 Pull back each Click and Go lever in unison.

2 Lift drive straight up.

CLICK Level

Pedal Adjustment

1 Press the adjuster button at top of crank.

2 Adjust cranks by rotating and clicking them into the desired position. Make sure both cranks are in the same position number.

3 With both feet on the pedals and together (fins straight down), your knees should be comfortably bent and not over crunched or extended.

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12 MirageDrive Instruction

Reverse

Shifting with the fins too far apart can cause interference with the shift.

Pull with firm pressure while cranks are close together.

1 From the forward position, pull the right handle to shift the drive into reverse. (This is the longer handle of the two) forwar d Right Handl 2 From the reverse position, pull the left handle to shift the drive into forward. rev er se Left Handl (short e = F er handl e) d ver e) se

Anatomy

Webbing Attachments 2 Webbing Attachments High/Low Legs D-Rings for Webbing Attachments ® BOA Lumbar Adjust ® Recline Adjust Steering Track 13 Seat Track Items not shown to scale hobie.com

14 Vantage CTi

High/Low Legs

High

Pull the legs out of the Seat Bottom Frame and flip to either a high or low position. Plug the legs back into the Seat Bottom Frame when the desired position is chosen.

Pull & Flip Legs

Low

Seat Installation

1 Before installing the Vantage CTi, choose the front, middle or back position in the Seat Tracks.

2 Line up the legs on the Vantage CTi with the Seat Tracks mounted on the kayak. 3 Set the Vantage CTi in the desired location in the Seat Tracks.

4 Clip the Webbing Attachments on the Vantage CTi to the D-Rings mounted on the kayak. Pull to tighten the webbing and cinch the Vantage CTi to the kayak. Front Mid Back Pull to tighten strap Clip hobie.com

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16 Vantage CTi

Recline Adjustment

1 Pull lever out to activate the seat back to recline.

2 While holding the lever out, push on the seat back to recline.

3 Release lever to lock seat into position.

Lumbar Adjustment

1 Pull knob to release lumbar. 2 Press knob to lock lumbar.

3 Rotate knob clockwise to tension lumbar.

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18 On the Water

MirageDrive Operation Shallow Water and Beaching Kick Up Fins

Press either pedal forward in shallow water to raise fins. Pressing one pedal fully forward will orient the fins with the kayak underside. The kick up fins will automatically retract backwards when coming in contact with any object and resume their normal position when clear of obstruction and you pedal.

Rudder DOWN

Pull on “down” “T” Handle fully to engage rudder.

“Down”

Cleat

Once rudder is engaged in the “down” position, cleat the line to hold the rudder in place.

Rudder UP

Uncleat “down” “T” Handle line before retracting rudder.

Pull on “up” “T” Handle to retract rudder.

“Up” “Cleat”

Paddle Storage

Push the paddle into the paddle clips on the side of the kayak. hobie.com

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20 On the Water

Steering

1 There are steering tracks located on both sides of the seat. Choose what side is best for you.

2 Slide the steering handle onto the track over the lock pin. The pin will click into place.

3 To remove the steering handle, pull down on the knob located on the underside of the steering track and slide the handle off the track.

4 Point the steering handle in the direction you would like to travel.

1 Line up cup holder with the steering track on the side the steering is not being used.

2 Slide the cup holder onto the steering track. 3 There are two tracks built onto the cup holder. Use either the top or bottom that best fits your inflatable model. hobie.com

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22 Storage and Transportation

Cart

The cart should be used for transportation purposes only and not as a storage platform. Do not leave your boat on the cart for more than one hour (less time in warmer temperatures or direct sunlight).

1 Turn kayak on its side and line up the two prongs on the cart and the two receivers on the bottom of the Mirage well.

2 Plug the cart into the well once the cart is lined up with the receivers.

Note: Rough terrain and jumping over curbs could result in damaging the Mirage well and plug-in cart.

Folding

i9s Note: Open bilge valve located on front of the kayak before deflating. i12s i11s i11s. Remove tracking skeg before folding .

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Storage/Travel Bag

Once the kayak is deflated and folded, place in the bag. Pull the corners of the bag up and around the side of the kayak.

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pull to tighten

24 Storage and Transportation

Storage/Travel Bag

1 Clip the three buckles with the webbing and cinch up the straps to compress the bag around the kayak.

Clos e Cover after stra ping 2 pull to tighten Flip the cover of the bag over the three webbing straps once they are tightened. Buckle and cinch the two straps that run over the front flap.

3 There is an optional buckle that allows users to strap the MirageDrive over the top flap when in transit.

Paddle Storage

To add stiffness to the bag, insert and secure the two middle sections of the paddle shaft into the bottom of the bag. pull to tighten

Webbing loops to hold in paddle shaft Pull webbing to secure

MirageDrive Regular Maintenance

Note: Excessive sediment on the drive can impair 180 function, rinse thoroughly to avoid this. Hobie Multi-Lube 25

Checking Cable Tension

Cables should be tight enough so they can only be slightly squeezed in under firm finger pressure.

Visit the “support” section at hobie.com for information on the MirageDrive.

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26 Maintenance and Care

Rudder Tuning

1 Pull down rudder.

2 Locate screws that clamp the rudder line. 3 Loosen the screw clamping the rudder line.

4 Pull the slack out of the rudder line making sure the steering handle and the rudder is still straight. If it is not straight, adjust the lines accordingly.

5 Tighten the screw to clamp the line and hold it in place.

Store out of Weather

WARNING: Do not store in humidity, it can cause damages to the inflatable. Heat and direct sunlight can raise pressure over the limit. Store your kayak in the rolling bag or inflated in a cool, dry environment out of the elements. or

Kick Up Fin Adjustment

If the fins do not stay locked into position and feel loose, you’ll need to adjust the kick up set screw. 1 The set screw is located in the housing at the base of the fin. 2 Make sure that the fin is completely engaged into the sprocket.

3 Tighten the screw 1/4 turn at a time until the set screw just touches the fin. Test the fin by moving it in and out of the kick-up position to determine if it needs to be tightened or loosened. 4mm hex wrench included hobie.com

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28 Safety

Checklist

Please read through the owner’s information package and manual prior to using this product. The user of this product acknowledges both an understanding and assumption of risk involved in paddle/pedal sports. Consult your physician prior to beginning.

Always:

• Wear a Coast Guard approved personal flotation device (lifejacket).

• Dress appropriately for weather conditions; cold water and/or weather can result in hypothermia; apply sunscreen and other sun protective clothing.

• Check your equipment prior to each use for signs of wear or failure.

• Tie a safety leash to your paddle, MirageDrive and Vantage CTi seat.

• Scout unfamiliar waters.

• Be aware of river water levels, tidal changes, wind conditions, obstacles in and above the water and weather changes.

• Carry a pump and/or bailing device.

• Always carry the paddle provided with the boat.

Never:

• Never go alone and always file a float plan.

• Never go in flood and/or fast moving water conditions. Hobie kayaks are not designed for fast moving water.

• Never exceed your ability and be aware of your limitations.

• Never use alcohol or mind-altering drugs prior to or while using this product.

• Never over inflate your kayak.

• Never leave your kayak in a hot environment.

• (i11s) Never fold your boat with the optional tracking skeg installed.

Shakedown Cruise

As with any new product, it is important that you become familiar with the boat and all its features. It is also important to determine that the boat is sound before long trips. We recommend that you do what we call a “shakedown cruise” when the boat is new, after shipping or transport, before long trips. This test is typically done in shallow, calm conditions where you can familiarize yourself with or test the boat before taking any long trips into open water. Things you should check or practice are: • MirageDrive installation, adjustment and removal • Rudder operation • Inflating and Deflating the kayak • Getting in and out of the boat from a capsized state • Taking the optional kayak sail down on the water (if applicable) 29

Getting into your Boat

If you fall out of your boat, stay with the boat. You should be properly wearing a life jacket/PFD which will keep you afloat. If the boat is upside-down, it will need to be turned over. To do this, reach across the bottom of the boat and grab the Hobie MirageDrive and pull the boat upright. Position yourself so your head is near the cockpit area of the boat and you are facing the boat. You will want to be between the seat and the footwell areas of the boat. Reach across the boat to the far edge with one hand. Place the other hand on the near-side rail, then kick with your feet, pulling yourself up and onto the boat. Roll over onto your backside toward the seat, which should place your backside in the seat. Sit up, swing your feet into the footwells and you’re ready to go.

Mirage Inflatable Cassette Plug

Your Hobie is shipped with a Mirage Cassette Plug. The plug is provided as standard equipment in the Mirage Kayak package. Insert the plug into the Mirage well when the MirageDrive is removed to provide added safety and to “fair” the bottom of the hull when paddling.

Kayak Sail Safety

The kayak sail is a very popular optional accessory that works really well with Hobie Mirage kayaks. It is important to familiarize yourself with the use of the sail and how wind power affects the stability of the boat. The sail is not recommended to be used in wind conditions over 10 MPH.

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30 Warranty

It is very important that you complete and send us your Warranty Registration Card as soon as possible.

This information enables Hobie Cat Company to contact you should there be important product information that needs to be shared with you in a timely manner. Please complete the Warranty Registration Card in your Owner’s Packet, or take advantage of our online option at:

http://www.hobie.com/product-registration

or Scan this QR code with your smart phone If you have a question or issue with your Hobie product, please see your Authorized Hobie Kayak Dealer. They will assess the problem, assist with a repair and file a warranty claim with Hobie Cat Company if needed. All warranty claims must go through your Authorized Hobie Kayak Dealer. The Warranty Registration Card and Warranty Policies are included with each model in the Owner’s Packet. Type in the address below to go to our dealer finder webpage.

All specs, colors, graphics and features are subject to change without notice. Please refer to the website for complete details.

http://www.hobie.com/dealers

Enjoy the Ride!

i-Series Plug-In-Cart i-Series Sail Kit

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Inflatable PFD Hobie Boat Cleaner Hobie UV Protectant Hobie Multi-Lube

For more accessories see: http://www.hobie.com/catalogs-brochures/ hobie.com

Hobie Cat Company

Holding Company Oceanside, California, USA 1-800-HOBIE-49

Hobie Cat Australasia

Subsidiary Huskisson, New South Wales, Australia 1-800-4-HOBIE

Hobie Cat Europe

Subsidiary Toulon, France +33 (0) 494 08 78 78

Hobie Kayak Europe

Independent Distributor Stellendam, The Netherlands +31 (0) 187 499 440

Hobie Cat Brasil

Independent Distributor Porto Belo, Santa Catarina, Brazil +55 (21) 3942 6815

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PN 95001 REV 190716 PN 95001 REV 170608

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