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by ronnie
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Are skin wetsuits still necessary?
Replies: 9
Views: 174

Re: Are skin wetsuits still necessary?

I prefer double lined as I find single lined to be a pain to take off (friction), and when it's freezing it is the 'removing wetsuit' operation that I really want to be as quick as possible! Also they're more rugged. Yes, they bring more wind chill which affects me when standing on the beach, but a...
by ronnie
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Paint matching for repairs.
Replies: 9
Views: 142

Re: Paint matching for repairs.

Why bother, is the board going in a concours show It affects the value of the board. I have traded the board when buying a new one. It would have been worth more with an invisible repair. Ok, so the paint match disguises the repair, to appear, not repaired. Truth in non disclosurer. I did send them...
by ronnie
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Paint matching for repairs.
Replies: 9
Views: 142

Re: Paint matching for repairs.

TOTD wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:07 pm
Why bother, is the board going in a concours show
It affects the value of the board. I have traded the board when buying a new one. It would have been worth more with an invisible repair.
by ronnie
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Paint matching for repairs.
Replies: 9
Views: 142

Re: Paint matching for repairs.

Sailrepair wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:08 pm
Would it be the JP orange by chance? It is a blend of colours and virtually impossible to match.
No - it was the red on the bottom of a SUP Slate.
This is the repair near the rail, to the right of the P.
It is more obvious in daylight.
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by ronnie
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Paint matching for repairs.
Replies: 9
Views: 142

Paint matching for repairs.

I had some paint chip off a JP board (it seemed the surface below the chipping had.t been prepared properly - as it was shiny) and bought many attempts at getting matching paint, using paint codes and colour cards. I could get close but not match it ( I think there is also a coat of lacquer over the...
by ronnie
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Technique
Topic: Getting out - shorebreak.
Replies: 5
Views: 179

Re: Getting out - shorebreak.

This is Sebastian at Nazare last year - helps to explain why the shorebreak didn't worry him.

by ronnie
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Injuries.
Replies: 9
Views: 213

Injuries.

There have been a lot of injuries among the professional windsurfers over the last few years. Moves are getting more extreme, and maybe that is part of it. This is a report on injuries associated with:- Overuse injuries in Sailing and Windsurfing. http://www.working-well.org/articles/pdf/Sailing.pdf...
by ronnie
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Technique
Topic: Getting out - shorebreak.
Replies: 5
Views: 179

Re: Getting out - shorebreak.

Arf wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:25 am
Ha! Man what a day to come out of retirement.. that's one hella shoredump in that video.
Very entertaining watching :-)
There is one point at 8:45 where it looked like - if he had chosen a bigger sail - he could have made it.
by ronnie
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Foiling
Topic: Windfoil Sails.
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: Windfoil Sails.

Semi soft sails often have that vertical crease up the luff from the batten tips. On some sails the crease requires quite a lot of wind pressure to take it out and until the crease is out they are not very efficient. I would try rigging your sail with less downhaul and more outhaul to reduce the lu...