The Hobie Mirage Cassette Plug is used to fill mirage drive opening when the Mirage Drive is not in use. The plug is not intended to completely seal the opening, only to stop splashes and any gear from falling through the opening when the Mirage Drive is not being used. Opening remains to allow water to continue to self-drain from the cockpit area.
Arrived fast & fit perfect! I like to use mine in the front seat of the 2-man kayak so my dog can sit up front and not get too soaked!
This must be a cash cow for Hobie. I kayak camp a lot. When camping, and with Mirage drive installed, what do you do with this cassette plug. My center hatch is too full of stuff to put it there conveniently. Consequently, it must be stored on the boat. A wave or being careless, whatever, it is lost again. It has no point of attachment to tether it.
Works Fine. Read reviews on the web which indicated that this wouldn’t fit well. After speaking with an ACK rep I went through with the order. It arrived quickly, fit perfectly and works just fine. I would have given it a 5 star rating but I’m not sure how well the plastic will hold up. Maybe that’s a deliberate design point and keeps it from breaking the latches out of the boat. Either way, it doesn’t cost much and it works.
Good OEM part.