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 Post subject: Pitch Pole
PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:39 pm 
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Is the H14 turbo more or less likely to pitch pole than the H16?


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 Post subject: Re: Pitch Pole
PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:21 am 
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Hard to say. A lot depends on crew weight, skills, and conditions. They are both essentially the same hull design with the 16 more or less just a scaled up version of the 14. Both are very prone to pitchpoling as compared to just about any other beach cat.

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 Post subject: Re: Pitch Pole
PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:55 am 
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Having owned both, with the same crew weight, the 14T was more prone to pitch pole. The 14 hulls are less buoyant and will sit lower in the water and 2 feet shorter, it all adds up. With 2 people on a 14T it's even possible to sink the whole hull while flying just before you do. Either case, they're still a lot of fun!!

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