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Re: Hobie wave vs 16 in the ocean?
On the subject of Hobie 18s and Nacras. Both are faster than an H16. IMO, neither is as comfortable. With the tramp at hull level the ride is somewhat wetter on these boats. Both are more complicated, more so the Nacras. And the Nacras have what i would call sharp edges. Just not as user friendly as the H16.
The newer class of Nacras, the current F series boat as well as the 10 year old Inters are not a robust as the H16s,18s, or old Nacras. Saving weight has a cost. But can those boats fly!!!!!
If the primary objective is the need for speed, go Nacra. If user friendliness is the number one objective I would go Wave. If you want user friendly, A good turn of speed, huge class, and lots of support, H16
Last edited by TJC45; 08-26-2013 at 01:42 PM.