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by Sailrepair
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Xply (HD) popularity
Replies: 14
Views: 396

Re: Xply (HD) popularity

Thanks Sailrepair - is there any difference between the construction / components of say a Combat Vs Banzai? Yes there are lots off differences. The goyas have overlapping panels that make the batten pockets while pryde has double seams under its batten pockets. NP are big enough to have developed ...
by Sailrepair
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Bent boom arm - can I replace with a spare? (Neil Pryde X6)
Replies: 2
Views: 39

Re: Bent boom arm - can I replace with a spare? (Neil Pryde X6)

I am a NP dealer so I have just checked for you and there are no boom arms listed as spares or in stock in the central warehouse in Germany. I can't ever remember seeing replacement boom arms. Depending on age but most X6s were bonded at the front so you could not take them apart anyway.
by Sailrepair
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Membrane Sails
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: Membrane Sails

With normal windsurf sails the film on either side of the scrim (the threads in xply) is thick enough that it takes the load and the scrim just acts as a ripstop. In membrane sail they are like yacht sails and they work the other way round. The threads take the load and the flim is there just to hol...
by Sailrepair
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Xply (HD) popularity
Replies: 14
Views: 396

Re: Xply (HD) popularity

Many wave sails do a monofilm and a HD xply version...what version do you have and which variant are the most popular? People often ask for the HD version of Pryde Combats but people don't often ask for the xply version on the Goya sails. But the honest truth is most people end up getting what is a...
by Sailrepair
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Foiling
Topic: 2018 JP 135 Hydrofoil & Slingshot Foil Combo?
Replies: 29
Views: 744

Re: 2018 JP 135 Hydrofoil & Slingshot Foil Combo?

Being close to the bottom does effect things. Near here they started to run a new fast ferry but because there was only 6' of water under its flat bottom it created a displacement wave that washed people off the shore. So now it has to go slow until it is out in deeper water. or to put it more scien...
by Sailrepair
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Foiling
Topic: 2018 JP 135 Hydrofoil & Slingshot Foil Combo?
Replies: 29
Views: 744

Re: 2018 JP 135 Hydrofoil & Slingshot Foil Combo?

Think of your board as a seesaw with the pivot under the front straps. the bigger (heavier) the rig the further back you need to bring your mast foot to balance the board. I have nearly gone foiling on Loch Morlich but every time the wind has completely changed buy the time I have rigged up. I know ...
by Sailrepair
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Foiling
Topic: 2018 JP 135 Hydrofoil & Slingshot Foil Combo?
Replies: 29
Views: 744

Re: 2018 JP 135 Hydrofoil & Slingshot Foil Combo?

I have had it when using a naish foil but I think that was when over foiling. I quite like overfoiling and seeing how far I can skim on the top but the naish went sideways.

I guess the more low aspect the wing the more likely it is to do it.
by Sailrepair
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Foiling
Topic: Slingshot 10mm Bolt conversion
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: Slingshot 10mm Bolt conversion

Interesting. I have been foiling a few years and never bent a M6 bolt. Bending a bolt would suggest the foil head can rotate in the tuttle box, I wouldn't have thought it could, maybe I'm wrong. The Pryde powerbox foil heads come with a 8mm drill bit with its own handle so it looks like a "T" shaped...
by Sailrepair
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Foiling
Topic: the future of rigs for foiling
Replies: 14
Views: 402

Re: the future of rigs for foiling

I think we can forget about wingfoils, just get yourself a umberella. Heavy guys can use a golf umbrella or one of those big green fishing umbrellas for light wind days.
https://youtu.be/YdTjr_5JE4k
by Sailrepair
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Foiling
Topic: the future of rigs for foiling
Replies: 14
Views: 402

Re: the future of rigs for foiling

Anyone had any thoughts on changing sail battens to change the character of their sails? Presumably good quality rectangular battens would stiffen the leech and provoke a more draft forward profile. Stiffer battens might also be heavier so you might find that the sail would "wag it's head" more whe...