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 Post subject: Top speed?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 12:27 pm 
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Does anyone know what the top speed of a H17/H17Sport is? Inquiring minds want to know. :?:


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 Post subject: 25 mph maybe
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 7:57 pm 
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Maybe 25 on a reach. I added a 78 sq ft reacher to mine and it made a LOT of difference. Here are the changes I made. Email me if you have any questions?

http://www.thebeachcats.com/modules.php ... _album.php

Doug Snell
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 12:19 pm 
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Thanks Doug. The stock H17Sport can go at least 30.5 mph because I've been there, once (GPS verified) and I have been several times up in the upper 20s. All on broad reaches, surfing the down side of rather large swells. My question better stated is, what is the theoretical top speed one can achieve given optimum conditions? 8)


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 Post subject: Never used GPS
PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 12:28 pm 
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Don't have a GPS, but I know that the reacher made a lot of difference, I can point higher and downwind is a dream. You should get one. I sold my old jib and never looked back.

Doug


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