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 Post subject: Revo 11 , Revo 13
PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:00 am 
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I currently own a Revo 13 and I’m considering buying a Revo 11. Obviously the 11 is shorter and lighter. It looks like the length difference is all behind the seat. So is that where they make up the difference? Any other significant differences between the two?

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 Post subject: Re: Revo 11 , Revo 13
PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:12 am 
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The nose is shorter and narrower, which means in choppy conditions it is less buoyant and more water comes over the nose, which makes the hatch more vulnerable to letting water in. In such conditions it will "squirrel" about rising in and out of troughs, twisting more than the 13. The shorter back is made up for by being slightly wider just behind the seat, so you would'nt be really aware of it.

So its really only in roughish conditions you will notice the difference. Storage wise its not far behind the 13.


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 Post subject: Re: Revo 11 , Revo 13
PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:33 am 
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Thank you that is exactly the info I needed. Now to find one near by.
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 Post subject: Re: Revo 11 , Revo 13
PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:46 pm 
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I owned a revo 11 and ended up selling a buying a revo 13 when the 180 drive came out.

Revo 11 is wider and length is shorter, it's lighter so easier to put on roof racks. I also though revo 11 seemed better balanced when lifting onto roof racks.

I use the yak mainly for multi day camp kayaking and store all gear in the yak.

I found revo 11
has quite a bit less storage room
Bob's around in decent chop a lot more
Is only a little slower than a revo 13
Is much easier to deal with for small kayak outings vs larger


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 Post subject: Re: Revo 11 , Revo 13
PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:37 pm 
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11's are much easier to get up and down slippery / dodgy river bank launches. If you are a lift and jerk roof top loader (not advisable, but often done) the 11 is way safer.

reduction in bow area I can see affecting stuffing them full of camping gear. You will also reach max loading sooner causing footwell to flood more and swamp central hatch. Then again they are not really meant for touring.

They are surprising more capable for their size than most other brands around this size


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 Post subject: Re: Revo 11 , Revo 13
PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:52 pm 
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Joetrain wrote:
Obviously the 11 is shorter and lighter. It looks like the length difference is all behind the seat. So is that where they make up the difference? Any other significant differences between the two?
The Revo 11 is quite a bit different from the 13. Aside from the dimensional differences, the Revo 11 has a little less initial stability, is quicker handling and more responsive (especially with the large sailing rudder). It's like driving a sports car vs a family sedan. Contrary to popular opinion and official measurements, both boats actually measure the same width, as you can see in the pic below. You'll also notice where the lengths differ. Note the slightly finer bow on the 11 makes for very quiet running like the Revo 16.

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Although the Revo 13 is ultimately faster, they oddly enough cruise about the same speed at about 4 - 4.25 MPH (with Turbofins) in calmish water where the 11 runs very efficiently. Obviously smaller, the Revo 11 is not exactly an expedition boat. I add up to 18 lbs to the bow on the 11 to get efficient cruising speeds over 4.5 MPH. This is to keep the bow in the water at speed. I agree it kicks around a little more in chop and swell than the Revo 13, where again, the large rudder makes a nice difference, but I didn't notice that it takes more water over the bow than the Revo 13 or 16 for that matter (it may find its way into the cockpit a little sooner though due to length of the foredeck). IMO, the Revo 11 is one of Hobie's best designs -- lots of performance for its size! 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Revo 11 , Revo 13
PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:29 am 
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Bringing this back to the top. I found a still in the wrapping 2017 Revo 11 at a dealer in South Carolina for a price that I thought was more than fair. Got her home yesterday and will start the rigging process.
Looking forward to the maiden voyage.
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