I've been planning to purchase a Hobie Mirage Outback all summer, and had sold my Lund fishing boat and Coleman Canoe to make room for it.

I found out today that on Sept. 1, Hobie will be increasing their "mandantory pricing" on the Outback by $100. My wife agreed that, at last, it was time to make the purchase.

So, I ordered it today. Also ordered the Thule Hullavator kayak carrier. My wife wanted to be able to EASILY load/unload the kayak by herself.

The local reservoir and river have FINALLY receded to "normal" late-summer levels, and I can't wait to launch the kayak and start christening it with fish slime!

I'm so excited!