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by Sailrepair
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water proof radio or phone for safety
Replies: 16
Views: 205

Re: Water proof radio or phone for safety

Have a look at the RYA Safetrx app. I sail on my own most of the time and I just try to be sensible plus I use what I think are the very strongest mast base, extensions, booms etc. I am very wary when people start asking about safety equipment. I feel if you think you need it then you should probabl...
by Sailrepair
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Foiling
Topic: What kit are you flying on?
Replies: 75
Views: 2154

Re: What kit are you flying on?

Personally with my foils a 7.5 but I could use a 6.5. Last week I was in Wales foiling on the open coast and what a nice change to have a steady wind, everything was much easier. One session was 10 kts steady. Here sometimes 10 kts would = 6 to 15 kts. But that is the thing about foiling, I find it ...
by Sailrepair
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Foiling
Topic: What kit are you flying on?
Replies: 75
Views: 2154

Re: What kit are you flying on?

The key thing is to have a big foil and small sail. Which makes everything easier. I don't think you can apply that to all situations. I do a lot of foiling in very gusty conditions where a larger sail gives a more reliable steady pull to balance against. In such conditions a small sail especially ...
by Sailrepair
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Replacement boom clamp
Replies: 1
Views: 48

Re: Replacement boom clamp

Yes, I doubt a streamline front would fit. I think chinook used to do a front end of a similar shape. It is really a case of taking the boom to your local shop and seeing if they have something lying around that would fit. I have a box of old boom heads but without the boom there is no way of knowin...
by Sailrepair
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Foiling
Topic: What kit are you flying on?
Replies: 75
Views: 2154

Re: What kit are you flying on?

So, trying to decipher this thread but it becomes a very technical discussion. For an average ability rider and sea conditions, what kind of free ride performance are you all experiencing? I’m interested to see if a foil board with a small rig is going to offer substantial return, eg fly in 5 knots...
by Sailrepair
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Foiling
Topic: Foiling stance - rig geometry... Advice pls
Replies: 19
Views: 207

Re: Foiling stance - rig geometry... Advice pls

I use lines 4" shorter than on my wave boards (28") and I have my boom just 1" higher. I also have the lines a fraction forward and I hold the boom more forward than normal. If it get windy and I am over powered my hands go much further forward on the boom. It makes it easier to push down through th...
by Sailrepair
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Foiling
Topic: What kit are you flying on?
Replies: 75
Views: 2154

Re: What kit are you flying on?

JP foil 105 https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/58380398_334229740611985_2169655626391617536_o.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_ht=scontent-lhr3-1.xx&oh=b5e459186f69f6833d37683d257fd1b5&oe=5D9CEC77 I thought I would say how I was getting on with My JP Foil 105. I have used it with AFS W95 and W85, I am...
by Sailrepair
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: AFS W95 foil
Replies: 0
Views: 44

AFS W95 foil

AFS W95 full carbon foil for sale. Only used a few time (the front wind is unused). Excellent condition with 18 month warranty. £1299 This is a exceptional foil, stable enough for first time use but with all the performance needed for more experienced sailors including racing at top level. Comes wit...
by Sailrepair
Sat May 25, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Foiling
Topic: Windfoil Sails.
Replies: 22
Views: 647

Re: Windfoil Sails.

Maybe. Before I took it apart it wasn't a bad sail.

I have been doing a bit of work on it today after making foil and wing covers.
by Sailrepair
Fri May 24, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Foiling
Topic: Windfoil Sails.
Replies: 22
Views: 647

Re: Windfoil Sails.

I used the new sail today and it did everything I hoped it would do. It was about 15-22kts and the sail was happy in it all. It certainly felt more settled. The best way to describe it is "forgettable" which is what I wanted. If I had to make another I would make it a tiny fraction flatter in the fo...