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by ross24
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: How Was It For You
Topic: Friday 11 Oct 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 137

Re: Friday 11 Oct 2019

Avon from 4.30 for 2 hours. 4.5m. Quite gusty, struggled to get comfortable at times. Some nice waves. Managed to get a better feel of my 90l board today, but my sail felt quite unstable at times, not sure why. One guy did a nice backloop right next to me, and nearly got all the way round. Quite a f...
by ross24
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Saving lives at sea
Replies: 14
Views: 690

Re: Saving lives at sea

Thanks for giving some more detail about what happened. I'm pleased it all worked out and you were ok. I'm wondering what I would do in similar circumstances. I wonder how many people would disconnect the rig, dump it and then try and paddle in on the board. You could end up in a much worse situatio...
by ross24
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: How Was It For You
Topic: Tuesday 1st of October
Replies: 0
Views: 74

Tuesday 1st of October

Went to Avon before work, but the wind was marginal at best, a few runs in the gusts, but not enough unfortunately. Tried a bit of float and ride, with a fair bit of floating and a few short rides. Waves were pretty small. Nice to get wet, after missing out all last week. Maybe some more wind soon. ...
by ross24
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: How Was It For You
Topic: Friday 20 Sept
Replies: 5
Views: 107

Re: Friday 20 Sept

Steamer point, 5-6. Was quite onshore, and quite a lot of big wind chop. Good first half an hour. 2nd time out I struggled to get upwind, so had a bit of a walk at the end. 104 and 5.4. Would have liked to have tried highcliffe if I'd had more time. I've realised I need some practice jumping on port...
by ross24
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Looking Ahead
Topic: Weekend of the 20th-22nd Sept, anyone getting out?
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: Weekend of the 20th-22nd Sept, anyone getting out?

I see the forecast for next week has improved quite a lot, looks good, wet though.
by ross24
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Looking Ahead
Topic: Weekend of the 20th-22nd Sept, anyone getting out?
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Weekend of the 20th-22nd Sept, anyone getting out?

Weekend of the 20th-22nd Sept, anyone getting out on the south coast (or further afield), if so - where's looking good? Friday looks like 20mph easterly, so I was thinking of going down to Highcliffe or Steamer point (or southbourne?) for a blast about, some wind and rain forecast for Sunday but doe...
by ross24
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Thinking of getting a new (2nd hand) FSW board around 100 litres - any suggestions?
Replies: 20
Views: 469

Re: Thinking of getting a new (2nd hand) FSW board around 100 litres - any suggestions?

Thanks for the advice and comments all, much appreciated. Will see what becomes available to try or buy over the coming months
by ross24
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Mast, mast, mast!
Replies: 25
Views: 693

Re: Mast, mast, mast!

I've got a naish 5.4 boxer, 5.0 session and 4.5 and they all rig on a 4m. And that covers 90 percent of my sailing. At some stage I'm going to have to replace them though and looking around it looks like I am going to have the same conundrum as you. I find it frustrating that some of the manufacture...
by ross24
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Thinking of getting a new (2nd hand) FSW board around 100 litres - any suggestions?
Replies: 20
Views: 469

Re: Thinking of getting a new (2nd hand) FSW board around 100 litres - any suggestions?

Also I guess you are saying if you went with a tri fin you could get away with a slightly bigger (wider) board, hence the trend for boards (freewave/wave) increasing in width in recent years.
by ross24
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Thinking of getting a new (2nd hand) FSW board around 100 litres - any suggestions?
Replies: 20
Views: 469

Re: Thinking of getting a new (2nd hand) FSW board around 100 litres - any suggestions?

There is one undercomunicated factor about the threefins and the thrusters. If you get a good size of fins you can use the same set in a big windrange and with all you sails for the boards without ever feeling over or underfinned. Earlier with single fin wave and fsw boards you really needed severa...