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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 4:43 am 
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Did anybody ever determine ( by GPS or other methods ) how fast ( max speed ) a Hobie Bravo is ?
I consider to purchase one and am curious about the speed I can get.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 8:59 pm 
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I have clocked the speed of my Dad's Bravo with he and I aboard at 11mph max. This was in 10-15mph condiitons on a reach / broad reach with a total crew weight of 300lb.

I did not get a chance to sail it solo with the GPS.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 8:31 am 
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That is a good speed. Would love to see what you get solo.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:06 am 
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We have gotten what feels like great speed with two up at 370lbs.
Maybe now that we have one each I can find out how fast it can go.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:03 am 
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Got out late yestrday in NJ with winds in the puffs 30MPH or so and flew around the lake. I had to stick it into the wind to stay upright in the really big puffs, but on the reaches buried both hulls a few times and had the rudder humming. Although I did not have my GPS, I def. went faster than the 10.5kt I did another time out.


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