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Hobie MD-180 Reversable Mirage Drive with Turbo Fins

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• OEM MD-180 reversible mirage drive. This drive already has Turbo fins installed.
• Pull the handles at the rear of the drive to switch between forward and reverse fin orientations. Pedal forwards and backwards with the pull of a handle.
• Newer fins are lower profile, yet provide the same speed of the older models
• New 2017 Glide Technology with rod bearings 
• You will have to shave the plastic pins on the side of this drive if you have a older Hobie Mirage kayak with no pin slots
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Hobie's new MD-180 reverse drive allows you to switch between pedaling forward and reverse, with the pull of a handle. Pull the green handle for forward pedaling. Pull the red handle to go in reverse. It's as simple as that! The new MD-180 design features lower profile fins that provide the same speed as the old ones. The MD180 Mirage Drive features Hobie's all-new 2017 Glide Technology so you can pedal faster and more efficiently. This is the model with the Turbo fins, so there is no need to purchase an upgrade kit. 

Part Number: 81188001
UPC: 792176344544

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Marc B.
United States

Fast accurate service

After waiting months for a replacement mirage drive from another company...I canceled my order. Next, I contacted Southwood and received the drive in 2 days.

United States

Hobie Mirage 180

Ordering was very easy and the product was received in a short time.

United States

Game changer!

Love the reverse capability! Too early to see if there are any weak points. Super fast shipping. Only two days to get to Alabama. Came wrapped in cardboard with a little bubble wrap. No damage. For $820 you would expect some kind of packaging from the factory.


Tried them out today, works great

Thanks to SKC for the fast shipping as always. The reverse works great. No more leaning forwards to grab the drive and flip it backwards. The forward tendon handle on mine broke, but Preston was nice enough to ship me a new one. Well worth the money if you need to replace an older drive or fish around pilings/structure. w

Hobie MD-180 Reversable Mirage Drive with Turbo Fins
Kevin N

Works excellently

Drive arrived properly packed, no damage at all. Nice. Got these for the reverse feature, which is absolutely critical when you fish structure like me. The forward and reverse work really well, just pull and go. These are just as fast as the previous years model of Mirage drive unlike what some people will tell you. My pull handle broke on my 8th time out, but Southwinds sent me a replacement immediately. Good service. If you need one, buy it here.

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