I received the Bravo yesterday, I have not seen one and went on faith that this would be a fun boat. Previous experience has been I owned a 17' daysailer lots of family fun, comfortable, and fairly easy to rig but limited to hull speed. Have sailed H16's there fun, fast but the wife thinks it would be an eye sore in the back yard, won't fit in the garage and know I would loss interest when dealing with rigging when I only have a couple of hours to go sail. Then I thought about the wave, Cost more than I wanted to pay, no used ones in my area. So that let me with the Bravo or a zuma. I went for the Bravo as I am now a little older and believe in the keep it simple idea. I go solo most of the time other than maybe a grand kid once in a while.
My first impression
Taller rig and a lot of sail area than expected which is fine, might prove to be useful on light days ( always can be reefed on the heavy days)
Uncomfortable to sit on ( not in ) for an old man, I hope it heels quite allot. I like my feet lower than my but.
The hull meet my approval as I have poly kayaks and was afraid this boat would be thin flempsy plastic. that might warp over time.
The mast bob looks silly, do I have to use it. I don't see them on lasers. Is the boat that difficult to right if turtled? or has anyone attempted to seal the mast with tape. my last boat the mast was filled with foam, you probably could stuff a foam water noodle down the comp tip.
Has any body had any experience turtling or sealing the mast. Your experience would be helpful
I'll report on my first sail, its to cold right now give me a week.