The Hobie is an ideal kayak for fisherman, as the built in pedals allow for smooth cruising over the lake without having to let go of the fishing pole.
By ALANA PERSSON, LACONIA DAILY SUN
LACONIA – Some enjoy a fast-paced day on the lake, yet others prefer a more relaxed float on the water to enjoy fishing or birdwatching. For those who want to slow it down and take in the sights from the water, Melissa Higgins at Fay’s Boatyard said she has the perfect option: the Hobie kayak.
Fay’s Boatyard is a longtime carrier of the Hobie kayak line, but this year they have new features that make the kayaks even more low maintenance and easy to take out on the water. Hobie kayaks are unique, in that they have built in pedals that allow the rider to move distances on the water without exerting extra energy. The pedal component is a popular feature for photographers and fishermen, according to Higgins, as it allows the rider's hands to be free to use other equipment.
“People who love to take pictures or have a shoulder problem that impairs their ability to paddle, love these,” said Higgins. “They are ideal because you can still go far on the lake but don’t have to use your hands.”
Hobie kayaks can be personalized to perfectly fit each rider, as the seat can be adjusted for maximum comfort.
“Hobies are great because you can adjust them to maximize enjoyment on the water, and they also come in various different sizes to fit each person,” said Higgins.
Some of the Hobie kayaks are smaller and used for speedy recreation, yet other Hobies are bigger to cater for fisherman. Each is made with a design that can satisfy the individual’s needs and create a day of leisure and enjoyment on the lake, according to Higgins.
Anyone can experience the Hobie, as prospective kayak buyers are encouraged to take the Hobie out for a test demo out of Fay’s Boatyard. Demos are available daily and can be made by calling ahead.
Avid kayaker and owner of five Hobie kayaks from Fay’s Boatyard, Jack Cline, said he likes to kayak on Lake Winnisquam and enjoys how low-maintenance they are.
“It’s fun to go out on the water and we get a lot of exercise with them,” said Cline. “We love the pedal component because you can go far with ease.
Cline and his wife have taken every one of their Hobie kayaks out for a test demo at Fay’s Boatyard before making a purchase. To make a reservation between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., call 293-8000.
- Written by Alana Persson
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