The Hobie Mirage Drive Seal helps keep excess water from entering your Hobie kayak's seating area. The Hobie Mirage Drive Seal easily installs onto the aft end of the Mirage Drive using two included zip ties.
I bought a drive seal with my new Outback, but did not need it because my Mirage drive came with one already installed. I guess the factory decided they were important enough to be included wit a new drive. If you don't have one, then get one.
eh... easy to install. Not sure it does all that much, really. The drive well is still wet, but hey - that's a Hobie Mirage! Not sure its really worth the $10, but if you have some weird condition where water is spurting up at you, this will probably help. I installed in on an '07 Outfitter (Tandem)
Good idea, fits tightly and keeps the rush of water out on acceleration. I did need to use a longer zip tie in the back than the one that shipped with it because it was too short. That may be due to the newer design of the drive. The picture on the product page is the older version of the drive. So if your buying this for a new yak, you may need a longer zip tie if Hobie hasn't fixed this yet.
Seems to decrease how much water comes in when underway. Cannot say improves speed any. Worth the cost I believe.