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Nacra 6.0 vs Nacra 5.8  Bottom

  • I am thinking of upgrading from a Dart 18 to either one of these Nacras. I have sailed a 5.8 and liked it but there is a 6.0 nearby that is for sale and attractive. I sail mostly with my lady in light to moderate winds on lake in upstate NY. We are probably a total of 320 lbs so I am thinking maybe the 6.0 is too much for us. Also, it would be just the two of us setting it up. Any opinions or suggestions.
  • Why get rid of the 18?

    Both the 5.8 and 6.0 are a big performance boost. But they are more complex boats with a lot more to worry about.

    Given a choice i would start with the 5.8. A little lighter a little less sail, still very fast and powerful. The 6 is a beast by any definition. A 20ft boat with huge sails but only an8.5' beam. Not sure when you wouldnt want to be double trapped!

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    Dave Bonin
    1981 Nacra 5.2 "Lucile"
    1986 Nacra 5.7 "Belle"
    Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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  • I did not really feel my 5.8 was any more complicated than my hobie 18. I think either would be a fine choice.

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    Greenville SC

    Offering sails and other go fast parts for A-class catamarans
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  • If they are priced with in the same ballpark, I would go with the 6.0...

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    John Schwartz
    Ventura, CA
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  • If you don't decide to go with the 6,0 then please post it here under good deals. I don't have a Nacra yet.



    Edited by pknapp66 on Aug 21, 2012 - 07:04 PM.

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    Pete Knapp
    Schodack landing,NY
    Nacra I20,P18, P16,H16
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  • What year are both boats, and what price is each boat. These would be big factors in a decision.

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