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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 8:58 am 
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I'm thinking it could use a lil more power in the lighter wind conditions of san diego

Sunday was a great day for sailing at Mission Bay, wind was up a little and tons of sail boats out there

the bravo was moving pretty good but I kept thinking it coulda been a lil faster... guess I'm just used to power boats

oh yeah... is that five mph thing in the bay just for power boats or does it include sailboats as well?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:41 am 
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I've never been stopped in Mission Bay for exceeding the speed limit on a sailboat.

Faster? Bigger boat? I don;t think the Bravo can carry a bigger sail.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:29 am 
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mmiller wrote:
I've never been stopped in Mission Bay for exceeding the speed limit on a sailboat.

Faster? Bigger boat? I don;t think the Bravo can carry a bigger sail.


I agree with Matt. Without shrouds and a forestay you would start to exceed the limits of the design and things would start to go snap, snap. The wave is only a foot longer than the Bravo and yet look at the beam and the sail area difference between the two. It is significant. That is due to the fact that the wave has the type of rigging it does. I worry that if I had two adults weighing in at 200lbs each the boat would not begin to heel and that a-frame would just snap. The Bravo is what it is. A great little boat to get out on quick, not deal with a lot of rigging and not worry about getting over powered. I have had a Dart 18 & currently have a Dart 15. Both high performance fiberglass cats, but I love my Bravo for the overall convience.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 11:51 am 
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I've heard (and said) this before, "All I need is a little more speed". Let me tell ya Steve, it doesn't end once you get it. You'll spend all kinds of time and $$ tweaking the boat and squeeze everything out of it you can. Then start thinking about a bigger boat and start tweaking that one. Every time I look at another boat, it takes about 5 min until I start what could be updated/changed.

I wonder if there is anyone on this forum who hasn't needed "just a little more speed".


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 8:54 pm 
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I wonder if there is anyone on this forum who hasn't needed "just a little more speed".
Me... :shock: (if your speaking of the whole Hobie forum) The Hobie 20 is an incredibly fast boat and scared the crap out of me more than once!!! There can be a happy medium :)

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:16 pm 
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If you want a little more speed, get the optional boom. :wink:


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fastcat wrote:
If you want a little more speed, get the optional boom. :wink:


how much is that boom?

I need to get some parts anyway

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You will like the boom. It adds a lot.

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