MirageDrive MD180 Spine Repair fix for Hobie Mirage MD180 drive bearing failures. With a problem, comes solutions. After going through several rear bearing failures, I had enough. There has to be a better way than spending another $300+ for a spine that you know it will happen again.

If your drive is worn or you just don’t want to have an issue, we have an alternate solution. Not just one but two. Depending on how far gone your spine is.

Two Options to Choose From

Mod 1 – This One
Mod 2 – CLICK HERE >>>

Not Sure Which One to Choose Read This Article CLICK HERE >>>


1 – Rear Cup
1 – Shaft insert
1 – Roller Bearing Stainless or Ceramic (Choose option at check out)


STEP 1: Loosen chain, Remove Cup, Washer and Rollers. Clean area.
STEP 2: You will install the pin into the hole of the spine gear.
STEP 3: Put on supplied bearing.
STEP 4: Install Cup.
STEP 5: Reinstall Chain and set to manufactures specifications.

Bearing options

Stainless steel – Perfect for fresh water use. These are a sacrificial part.* Extra bearings are available IN MY OTHER LISTINGS. .
Ceramic – Salt water use. LOW to NO maintenance. These are a sacrificial part.* Extra bearings are available IN MY OTHER LISTINGS.

Recommended service

Allow drive to dry and apply WD40 to bearing. This will help remove residual water build up. Remove and check for any residual build up. This will vary by case by case.

* Bearing will go bad eventually. There is no guarantee on how long because we all experience different environmental factors. Stainless bearing could show signs of rust with prolonged exposure to the elements.

Installation Video

MirageDrive Spine Repair

Spine Roller Bearing MOD 1 Ceramic, Spine Roller Bearing MOD 1 Stainless


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