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by Sailrepair
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Narrow Dia Carbon boom
Replies: 33
Views: 899

Re: Narrow Dia Carbon boom

I won't say which boom you should get since I sell them. But what I would say is that especially for a carbon boom make sure spares are available and likely to remain available. Make sure that he boom does not have bonded sections. A certain make is particularly bad for making their booms in section...
by Sailrepair
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Foiling
Topic: What kit are you flying on?
Replies: 115
Views: 2715

Re: What kit are you flying on?

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by Sailrepair
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Foiling
Topic: foiling sails or not
Replies: 14
Views: 394

Re: foiling sails or not

yes a bigger front wing can have the same effect, probably a bigger effect. The main thing is to be realistic in your head as to what you are trying to achieve. Chasing getting going earlier and earlier is fine, I do it. But if you aim to fly in say 7kts of wind you have to remember if it is 7 kts i...
by Sailrepair
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Foiling
Topic: foiling sails or not
Replies: 14
Views: 394

Re: foiling sails or not

Some cammed sails just go blunt at the front if you slacken things off (not good) others will have increased draft further back but maintain a reasonable efficient leading edge. So I guess the adjustable outhaul will work better with some sails compared to others. A friend I sail with uses his adj o...
by Sailrepair
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Foiling
Topic: foiling sails or not
Replies: 14
Views: 394

Re: foiling sails or not

one thing i forgot to ask SailR .Do you use an adjustable outhaul? I have tried them but I didn't like it. My main problem with the system is that when the wind is light and you let off some downhaul you have some sack at the clew so when you pump the sail there is movement between the boom end and...
by Sailrepair
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Foiling
Topic: foiling sails or not
Replies: 14
Views: 394

Re: foiling sails or not

Yes you should always try to look at the weight of foiling sails. 7.0 flyer is 3.8 kg and the 7.0 turbo is 4.4kg (6 battens) At the moment I just have the body of my sail made, it is 5.8 with 5 battens and one cam. I will use it in quite a bit of wind so it will be quite full to try and steady it in...
by Sailrepair
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Foiling
Topic: foiling sails or not
Replies: 14
Views: 394

Re: foiling sails or not

I started with severne overdrives and they worked well but the often required "double pump" to rotate the 3 cams was one pump to many to manage to keep flying round a gybe. So I changed to turbos and their easier rotation helps when gybeing. And since you are not challenging the sails top end when f...
by Sailrepair
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Foiling
Topic: foiling sails or not
Replies: 14
Views: 394

Re: foiling sails or not

Severne turbo
by Sailrepair
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Foiling
Topic: Wing area Vs rider weight
Replies: 6
Views: 222

Re: Wing area Vs rider weight

Unfortunately it is one of those subjects where the more you look into it the more complicated it gets. I have been talking to Kevin Ellway who is a foil designer, you can find him on facebook along with graphs etc - https://www.facebook.com/Ellway-Aero-Hydrodynamic-Designs-671685749655101/?eid=ARDd...
by Sailrepair
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Foiling
Topic: Wing area Vs rider weight
Replies: 6
Views: 222

Re: Wing area Vs rider weight

Are you talking generally or about your own specific foil? If so what foil do you have? Generally I don't think foil size is as closely related to rider weight as board size for normal sailing. But the general principle of the heavier you are the more lift you might want seems true. For AFS foils yo...