benji 380 vs devoti d1

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by sawmaster, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. sawmaster
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    sawmaster Senior Member

    hey all ,Ive just been watching some video of the benji 380 dinghy and unless the video has been doctored,that thing really flies.It appears to have about the same about the same speed as a devoti d1 but without the need for the sophisticated adjustable hiking wing technology.Does anyone know if these two designs have a portsmouth rating,(or some other perhaps more accurate method) to evaluate and compare their performance)?
     
  2. Doug Lord
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    Doug Lord Flight Ready

    Benji 380

    Heres the Benji 380: ( http://www.gehull.com/deriveur.htm)

    (3 different models)


    BENJI 380 RR / RRS
    BENJI 380 IONIC / IONIC S
    BENJI 380 ISOTOP / ISOTOP S
    Lenght HT

    3.80 m(12.46')

    Width max.
    1.55 m(3) 5'


    --Air draught
    6.15 m(2)

    5.90 m


    --Main sail
    radial cut 9.00 msqr ( 96.84 sq. ft. )
    cross cut film 7.90 msqr ( 85 sq. ft. )
    cross cut dacron or monofilm 6.40 msqr ( 69sq. ft. )

    --Mast
    Nautix carbon prepreg Aramid coated 2 parts IMCS 55/35
    aluminium 2 parts(2)


    --Anti-slip
    elastomer TBS® anti-slip pads - foam TBS® anti-slip "Speed grip"
    elastomer TBS® anti-slip pads(2)

    --Footstrap
    polyamid footstrap extra large Gaastra fixed on insert
    polyamid footstrap fixed on insert(2)
    --Cockpit
    drained(3)

    --Rudder head
    automatic polycarbonate Patent Dotan
    automatic anodized black (2)
    -- Rudder blade
    fiber drop NACA 63009 profile rudder
    wood drop rudder(2)-
    --Centreboards
    fiber dagger board with crash box

    Material
    infusion vacuum sandwich core material/fiberglass/polyester(1)
    --Hull weight (kg)
    48±2 96 +or- 4.4lb.

    Architect:
    Ivan Gerber (F)
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  3. Doug Lord
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    Doug Lord Flight Ready

    Devoti D1

    Heres the info: http://www.devoti-one.com/info

    Standart Sail Area

    Main 11,4 m2 ( 122.7 sq.ft.)

    Gennaker 13,2 m2 ( 142 sq. ft. )

    Suitable for 75 - 115 kg sailor ( 165- 253lb)



    Small Sail Area

    Main 9,5 m2 ( 102.2 sq.ft. )

    Gennaker 13,2 m2 ( 142 sq.ft. )

    Suitable for 55 - 75 kg sailor ( 121-165 lb)



    LOA 4,23 m ( 13.9')

    Beam 2,31 max ( 7.5' )

    Weight 75 kg complete (165lb)

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  4. Doug Lord
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    Doug Lord Flight Ready

    Benji vs D1

    Looks to me like the D1 has it hands down(based only on specs) with both boats sailed by a 165lb person at max SA. Be very interesting if that wasn't true.....
     
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