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Smack some water…

nacra 20

Talk about powering through some water! The Nacra 20 does it real well, try 21.3 knots and still tuning up! Considering it took about 6 months to get the Vipers up to their current highly tuned state, I can only imagine the learning curve with the 20. Wicked, totally!

I liked Marcel’s comment last Saturday “so now you’re sailing a real boat” he he… after the F16’s, the 20 is a LOT of boat, but certainly hides its size with some pretty amazing performance!

It’s a big, long boat that devours sloppy waves with consummate  ease! The more breeze, the more sloppy the chop appears to be the better. Sailing over the top of the Chek Jawa mudbank, we have a strong outgoing tide creates quite a few ‘speed bumps’. I’ve noticed that the extra waterline length makes a huge difference in this sortof condition. The 20 doesn’t stop and if you lift the windward hull, you won’t really notice that you’ve sailed right through a wave – quite NICE actually!

About prosailing

In Southeast Asia a long time and all the while, sailing cats. But the cat love-affair began when I finished building my first catamaran at age 15... "never again". After building 2 more Formula 16 cats in Malaysia it's really 'never again'. Now we have a large fleet of high-tech speed machines including the Nacra 20 Carbon. Then we decided to spread our wings a little more and imported the Corsair Dash 750. Now we are well on the way to establishing a Coastal One Design Dash Class. As a test bed, we had 4 Dashes take part in the Neptune Regatta and now the plans are rolling out.

Discussion

2 thoughts on “Smack some water…

  1. 21.3 knots hey. Think I need to wind up the moth on the weekend. And what is this powering “through” the water? Haha!

    Posted by James Cole | December 19, 2008, 3:45 am
    • He he, sled technology, no wing, no flying! No other word for it… through it is!!
      21.3 not bad but we need to milk it a lot more! Was good having Kuang there with his Viper at least we know the two boats are similar in performance angles etc.. will write more about that soon.

      Posted by prosailing | December 19, 2008, 4:43 am

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