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 Post subject: hobie mono cat vs bravo
PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 2:27 pm 
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hi are there any differences between mono cat12 and bravo? like what would be the to speed, how easy it is to rig and sail size.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 2:42 pm 
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Aside from the obvious fiberglass versus rotomolded and the mast stepping with forestays, they were similar. The Bravo is far superior in durability and ease of use. I am not sure if the Bravo is faster - seems likely they are likely fairly even - I hink the Bravo's sail is similar.

If you have a chance to buy a monocat that would be cool, they are pretty rare.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:02 pm 
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there is a nice mono cat for $250 near me. But i want to know the speed, to know how much off a difference from a opti it would be.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:03 pm 
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Difference from an Opti? Like a rocket ship!

Both are somewhat similar to the Laser in speed.

The Mono Cat is notorious for being super heavy due to water absorption. They are near impossible to drain and dry once water logged. The construction is thermoformed ABS. Parts are no available. If in good shape and with all the parts... a fun boat.

The Bravo is the modern mono cat. Roller furling (unstayed) main. Super quick and easy to rig. Easy to sail.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 5:16 pm 
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the bravo would be to expensive for me.
here is the link

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 5:20 pm 
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http://sarasota.craigslist.org/boa/2614148570.html
there are pics on the second links
http://www.pbase.com/gardnerdw/hobie_14

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:44 am 
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Looks really good! Must have been stored away.

All the parts there... not heavy? Looks like it could be good.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 5:04 pm 
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it does look good! thats the only reason why im thinking about it. i might look at it at if it good i will probably get it.
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