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by Sailrepair
Thu May 16, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Warm Water Booties
Replies: 20
Views: 522

Re: Warm Water Booties

At Pozo the rocks are smooth, the thing is to not spend too long stood on them. I made the mistake of standing in the shallows taking a bit of a pounding while altering my boom height and ended up with bruised rather than cut feet. Atans are good but can have a tendency to roll around your foot due ...
by Sailrepair
Fri May 10, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Foiling
Topic: Windfoil Sails.
Replies: 22
Views: 668

Re: Windfoil Sails.

Fair point on the boom length. The sail above this one in my quiver has a 185 boom length so I wanted a logical step down. Also I have my hands much further forward on the boom when foiling which gives me more sensitivity to sheeting angles.

I have now weighed the sail at 3.28kg
by Sailrepair
Thu May 09, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Foiling
Topic: Windfoil Sails.
Replies: 22
Views: 668

Re: Windfoil Sails.

I have just finished my foils sail. I guess it is 5.8 (can't be bothered measuring it) This will be for 15-25 kts of wind. I wanted quite a full sail as I feel a full sail helps settle the board/foil in turbulent winds which I get a lot of and the high apparent winds are not so great in the wind str...
by Sailrepair
Thu May 02, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Narrow Dia Carbon boom
Replies: 33
Views: 899

Re: Narrow Dia Carbon boom

Carbon booms. No one can say if they are good value or a silly waste of money. If you have never broken a boom then unless you need the stiffness for racing it is likely to be the later. But I know a number of people who used to break alu boom every year and since moving onto carbon are getting 5 + ...
by Sailrepair
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Foiling
Topic: Windfoil Sails.
Replies: 22
Views: 668

Re: Windfoil Sails.

how is your foil sail coming along sailrepair ? I have just about finished the main sail body, I just need to make the batten pocket ends and then I can start on the sleeve. I was wondering if it is time for those optional camber inducers of the 80's to reappear. then you could have your standard f...
by Sailrepair
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Foiling
Topic: mast length
Replies: 17
Views: 551

Re: mast length

If you think you are planing early you will in effect be flying on the surface. "a succession of WTF moments" decribes foiling very well at the beginning and even after a year and a half I can get some big surprises at times. Gybeing is a good example - you are sure you have slowed right down and si...
by Sailrepair
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Foiling
Topic: mast length
Replies: 17
Views: 551

Re: mast length

Hi JB It sounds like you were "flying" on or near the surface which is a ideal 1st session. You will probably have felt like you were still on the surface but then the board starts flying over the troughs and every thing begins to feel soft. It is fairly natural to over foil at first as everything i...
by Sailrepair
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Foiling
Topic: 2018 JP 135 Hydrofoil & Slingshot Foil Combo?
Replies: 14
Views: 366

Re: 2018 JP 135 Hydrofoil & Slingshot Foil Combo?

sailrepair - wow, thanks for the video! A rare treat to see it in action by a fellow sailors...that helps a ton. Pretty good for your size and that light of wind! What size sail are you on there?! I’m 165 lbs, and would likely be on a 7.5 in those conditions. — and likely a Slingshot 79 wing. — wha...
by Sailrepair
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Foiling
Topic: What kit are you flying on?
Replies: 115
Views: 2720

Re: What kit are you flying on?

I haven't used the 105 much, yesterday was its first outing. It is supposed to take up to 6.0 but I stuck my 6.5 on it and it seemed ok with that. The smallest sail I have used on the AHD thunderbolt 85 is a 5.3 and it was fine with that. In truth the limiting factor is trying to carry the board dow...
by Sailrepair
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Foiling
Topic: 2018 JP 135 Hydrofoil & Slingshot Foil Combo?
Replies: 14
Views: 366

Re: 2018 JP 135 Hydrofoil & Slingshot Foil Combo?

I think the JP 135 can fly quite early. You have to be careful as it can be a bit too eager to fly with some foils and you have to move the strap positions forward a few holes to tame it. Here is a old video of my JP 135 in light winds - https://youtu.be/R54qI57lc1I I had only been foiling about 2 m...