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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 1:25 pm 
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I have a 1989 Hobie 16 in very good shape with about 300 lbs of crew on board. My friend has a 1989 Nacra 5.8NA with newer sails. He will have about 400+ lbs of crew. Which of the boats will be faster? Is it a close race? I am unfamiliar with the Nacra boats. Just curious. Thank you.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 2:57 pm 
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Likely the Narca 5.8

It is a 19 foot boat with much more hull volume and sail area.

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Best way to find out is put some money down, agree to some rules and get after it. Bound to be a good discussion back in the bar.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 8:28 pm 
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Would be a good race :)

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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 6:24 pm 
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Unless the NACRA5.8 is crewed by novices and the H16 by experts - the result is certain. and it will not even be close.


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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 11:58 am 
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According to the Portsmouth numbers the Nacra 5.8 D-PN is 66.6 the Hobie 16 is 76. The Formula 18s with spinnakers are 62.4. This should give you some idea about how much faster the Nacra 5.8 goes around a course. Roughly speaking, in a one hour race, the Nacra 5.8 should give the Hobie 16 about a 10 minute head start.


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