Hobie Cat Forums

It is currently Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:36 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 8:15 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Mon Jun 12, 2006 6:44 pm
Posts: 7
What a great sail craft! With just a hint of a breeze, it glides through the water! and in high winds it was a blast! I have had it out in... 40-50Km/hr winds. It is more difficult to do a tack turn than a mono hule, especially in higher winds. My own record speed with one other buddy on board is 29 km/hr. With just me I had her up to 25. I am curious to know how fast others have been able to get. Chow for now, and happy sailing.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 5:19 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Admiral

Joined: Thu Jun 15, 2006 8:03 pm
Posts: 162
Location: Warwick, RI
Holy crap! You're alittle more daring then I! I had mine out in 20kt winds in the ocean and I was scared.....although this is my first ever sailboat.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 7:50 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Mon Jun 12, 2006 6:44 pm
Posts: 7
Well, in the Ocean im, sure the waves would ba a factor, but on small lakes where the wind is high the the waves are not intimidating you can get more speed out of the boat im sure. I did have problems of the wing seat bars dragging in the water, or waves catching it and probably slowing me down some what, but still a rush that I love.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 8:17 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Mon Jun 12, 2006 6:44 pm
Posts: 7
I guess I max speed so far is 17-18 MPH thats about 28 KHP in metric units.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 5:55 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Admiral

Joined: Thu Jun 15, 2006 8:03 pm
Posts: 162
Location: Warwick, RI
have noticed at high speed the spray hits the wing seats and dramatically slows you down...it also soaks anyone sitting there which makes it miserable if its alittle chilly


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 12:44 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Admiral

Joined: Sun Mar 26, 2006 7:01 am
Posts: 175
first summer with my getaway as well....love it, great soloing and with friends...took out a buddy and started teaching him how to sail, I gave him the helm, figuring i could get us out of any situation as long as i was controling the sails....the wife loves it (took a nice hour sunset sail in 15K with some icy cold coronas....the 4 yr old loves it and jumping off from the front tramp....since i have a 1yr old (i dont take her on the hobie) but am considering getting a 24-26ft to do some drier day and overnight trips.....the ease and maintence free use of the hobie is great althought i do need a new JIB and Tramp....


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group