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 Post subject: Bravo vs. Wave
PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:39 pm 
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I've had a Wave for almost 20 years and have loved it but I'm thinking getting a Bravo for the easier portability. I'll still keep the Wave. For those that have or had both how do they compare with regards to:
1. Portability
2. Speed
3. Space - how many adults or kids can you fit on Bravo
4. Overall happiness with Bravo


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 Post subject: Re: Bravo vs. Wave
PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:34 am 
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I followed a similar idea, but for me, the Bravo just felt like a big bath tub. It has buoyancy but two adults are crowded, it's slow, rounds up to weather to soon. Yes, hauled it in the bed of my truck, no trailer and roll up sail was nice but I was really unimpressed. After two years decided it wasn't worth it to me and I sold it.

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 Post subject: Re: Bravo vs. Wave
PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 4:15 pm 
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Location: Rockford, IL
I've sailed the Bravo (and years ago owned the predecessor to it, the Monocat).
It's quick to set up, and sails well. Lots slower than my Getaway or my old H17. Faster than my Sunfish by far.
Capacity? I'm a 200# man, and I sailed it with my teenage daughter. We were cozy. I would call its capacity 2 medium sized adults, or one adult and 2 preteen kids.

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