HooD Posted May 3, 2002 Report Share Posted May 3, 2002 Well doing the Moderators job Lets compare the F-18 with a VYC of 72 to that of the Nacra 5.8 VYC 72. Weight: Both 180 Kilo's (well close enough) Sail Area: Nacra 5.8 22.39SqM F-18 20.45SqM to 21.15SqM depending on crew F-18 carries Kite 19SqM - 21SqM depending on crew weight. Hull design Nacra 5.8 = early 80's F-18 = late 90's and still developing Mast section: Nacra 5.8 carries alum pylon f-18 wing section Other advantages of F-18 over Nacra 5.8 Cantered hulls self tacking jib fairer bow sections list goes on What conclusions can we draw if any?: The nacra 5.8 must be faster to windward than a f-18, because they should kill a 5.8 while using the kite?. The kite isnt making that much difference, as was reported by the Tornado association?. The F-18 really is faster but the VYC need a new set of glasses to see it?. Anybody have any numbers on how many F-18's exist because the Nacra 5.8 is a international standard that ALREADY EXISTS, so get over it. (where have I heard that before??) Flame away. [This message has been edited by HooD (edited 05-03-2002).] Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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