GREAT THREAD !!
I have a Hobie 21se ; was wondering what she would do, (Flat-Out). Looks like with the
regular 25 to 30kt wind i get at Lake Mohave, and and the Virgin river basin of Lake Mead
i can count on something in the 20kt + range for my cat !!!
I fish and camp a lot, so i got a 15-Hp 4-stroke to get through the 10 miles of narrows
at lake mead, to reach the East side ; i may trade that motor in in a 20Hp 4-stroke, after
reading this Thread, because the hull speed of the 21se is higher than i thought .
Also looks like i'm gonna be getting a reefable Main for my 21se ; learned my lesson
on Lake Mohave with a Hobie 20 i was partners with, when we blew out the main
in a 35-Kt wind one day, (it was reefed in to about a Hobie 16 size) but the sail
was old and tired !! We sailed her back with the jib ; lucky we practiced jib only
sailing in high wind already.
We sailed the 21SE two weekends ago in 15-25 mph winds. Both GPS units tracked our maximum speed at 23.5 and 23.6 mph.
Hobie Dude wrote:
At the Sausalito Regatta here in Div three we had a wild weekend. I was on my buddies H21SE and our GPS recorded a top speed of 32.2 MPH, winds were gusting to 38MPH.
Holy smoke! 32.8MPH.
That is insane speeds. Love it. what sails did you have up?
we went sailing round the estuary in a strong Force 5 gusting 6.
Approximately 28knots true around the bay straight across the marshes came the 29-33knot gusts.
Our 21se reached 20.6mph on Garmin gps triple trapeze and me driving. On a fetch. Clocked up 38.8 miles in 2 hours.