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post #4593 of Old 09-22-2013
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Re: Elan 400

Originally Posted by PCP View Post
Thanks! So we are talking about less 500kg (not 1500g). That is nothing very radical, just a small improvement and should not be difficult with the alterations that are proposed. Sure, the boat will be slightly faster but still nothing like a Pogo, at least downwind. Anyway it is a good new and it will be a more interesting boat, no doubt
I talked with the Norwegian agent for Elan at the boat show here in Oslo two weeks ago.

Here is what he said
The first production boat of the Elan 400 weighed 8500kg, this is the boat all the sail magazines have tested.

The Elan 400s is 7000 kg and the standard 400 is 7500 kg

The reduction if 1000 kg from the first boat come form removing some heavy equipment (hydraulic gangway and more)

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