HOBIE 3.5

HOBIE 3.5 drawing

Sailboat Specifications


Hull Type:
Catamaran (no boards/asym.)
Rigging Type:
Cat (rotating spar)
LOA:
14.00 ft / 4.27 m
LWL:
Beam:
6.00 ft / 1.83 m
S.A. (reported):
90.00 ft2 / 8.36 m2
Draft (max):
0.67 ft / 0.20 m
Draft (min):
Displacement:
230 lb / 104 kg
Ballast:
S.A./Disp.:
38.39
Bal./Disp.:
Disp./Len.:
Construction:
FG
Ballast Type:
First Built:
1975
Last Built:
1979
# Built:
Builder:
Hobie Cat (USA)
Designer:
Hobie Alter
Website:

Sailboat Calculations

S.A./Disp.:
38.39
Bal./Disp.:
Disp./Len.:
Capsize Screening Formula:
3.92

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Notes

The HOBIE 3.5 is based on the HOBIE 14 but designed for kids weighing less than 140 lbs. The hulls appear to be the same as the HOBIE 14, with other parts shared with the MONOCAT 12, including rudders, mast and mast step. The boat had wooden rudders with a different rudder casting locking system. It was also considerably narrower which, in theory, allowed easier righting after a capsize.

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