I think it was you that logged hundreds, maybe even thousands of miles in his Revo 11? ... and said he didn't regret purchasing it over the Revo 13?
More or less. I probably have about 1000+/- miles on my Revo 11. We all probably start to sound alike after awhile!
I'm starting to flirt with the idea of getting this Hobie for the purpose of heading offshore -- anywhere from 5 to 12 miles out -- toward a few islands near my neck of the.... seas.
This is a little different than going up a narrow creek and using a paddle to turn around. For open water and distance to cover, my hands down choice would be the Adventure or (Adventure Island if you want to sail) -- it's the cruiser of the Hobie line. If you're looking at 10 to 24 miles round trip, you need speed and the Adventure is the fastest. It's also the smoothest (best ride) in open water, the quietest in all waters and tracks the best. Wind and chop have the least effect on this boat. It is the most capable offshore kayak Hobie makes. I might add that it also has the shallowest draft of the three and does a pretty fair job in those "skinny" waters as well.
Maybe not what you're looking for now, but the Adventure Island is extremely stable, moves you quickly without fatigue and can be used as a straight kayak as well -- is a cinch to sail. these boats can get a little wetter though -- don't know where you're from or the water temperature.
The Revo 13 would be my second choice for open water. Frankly it's a great all around boat. Not as fast, smooth or as good at tracking as the Adventure, it nevertheless handles offshore conditions well and is usually drier. It "fast" cruises about .3 MPH slower than the Adventure.
The Revo 11 is also solid in the ocean, tends to bob over the seas more than through it (Adventure) and its smaller length requires more rudder attention, especially in following seas. It would not be as good a distance boat as either of the others but it can do the job. It cruises about .3 slower than the Revo 13 on a "fast" cruise.
P.S. -- Did you use a GPS when measuring those cruising speeds, or differences??
I record and log my cruise times and distances as well as trip times and distances. using GPS -- also note water and wind conditions. "Fast cruise" is distance I cover in an hour on average at a "workman" rate. I have lots of data!
This ought to cloud up your choices even more. Ideally you would demo all three and see how they feel to you. Next, you should determine your priorities, as each of these boats excels in different areas. Finally, each can do everything, although not with the same ease. Quick summary -- most fun Revo 11, best all around Revo 13, most capable Adventure. Tough choice!