How much wind do you need to sail a Hobie Cat?
In my experience, there is a minimum “ideal” wind level for the boat too that is probably around 4-5 knots. Below 4-5 knots, you start having problems with the battens in both sails.
How long does it take to rig a Hobie Cat?
10-15 minutes like everyone is saying Max. 10- 15 minutes is way to long if the mast is already up. ive seen it done repeatedly in 8 minutes, less if your sail goes up easily.
How much wind is too much for Hobie 16?
15 kts is solid double trapezing on the 16. 20 kts is starting to be a lot of work. 25 kts is too much work to be fun. 30 kts is survival.
Are Hobie Cats still popular?
The Hobie Cat today remains the most popular sailboat “in the world,” according to Douglas. “There’s more Hobie Cats out there than any other sailboat.” he said.
Are catamarans more stable in rough seas?
Cats can’t handle rough seas. Some customers have the impression that cats are fine in some sea conditions but not others. … We’re not sure where this myth got started – but it’s just flat out wrong: catamarans are superior in every way in rough seas.
What is the smallest Hobie Cat?
I saw the cutest, smallest Hobie I’ve ever seen today, it is 11′ 5″ long, about 6′ wide tramp, it so small and light, I almost bought it to make it remote controlled, probably could have too. It’s on Craigslist, St. Louis, under boats, title is “Small Hobie”.
How much does a Hobie Bravo cost?
$4,199.00. The Hobie Bravo provides the perfect sailing platform. The Bravo is ideal for sailors of all skill levels. Stable and safe for the total novice yet plenty entertaining for a seasoned multi-huller on a storm-tossed day.