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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 1:28 pm 
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Is there any information about the speed compared to a Hobie 14?
The wave with jib installed has nearly the same sq than the 14. I am thinking about if there is a big difference between the two boats, sure the 14 will be faster because of higher mast and non plastic hulls.. ?!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:32 pm 
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Hobie 14 - 86.4
Hobie Wave - 92.1

If you sailed for 45 minutes, a typical race duration, the 14 would finish three minutes sooner. About 400 yards. About half a leg.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:36 am 
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...unless it was blowing 20-25 knots, in which case the person sailing the Hobie 14 would be swimming next to their turtled boat, watching the Wave barrel past at *almost* the speed they were doing :))

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 3:37 pm 
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stuart-melbourne wrote:
...unless it was blowing 20-25 knots, in which case the person sailing the Hobie 14 would be swimming next to their turtled boat, watching the Wave barrel past at *almost* the speed they were doing :))


The Wave is great in wind at 20 - 25 knots!!! I LOVE it!



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:11 am 
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That is soo hilarious and true. The 14 is fun in big wind right up to a point. The wave can go bigger for sure. Both are deadly down wind in a big blow though.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:32 am 
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"Both are deadly down wind in a big blow though."

They all are. I used to sail a Hobie 21 and turning that top corner is scary. I never thought I'd want a soaking wet overweight middle aged man pressed against me but we both needed to be back in that corner and even then the bows were making "Hobie Smoke".

Oh Lord I love racing sailboats!


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