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  • duzzi's Avatar
    25th September 2017, 03:07 PM
    Get a Boz, or any other Yamamoto closed cell neoprene wetsuit and you will not have that problem. a bit difficult to measure, but the wet difference...
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  • Navegante's Avatar
    25th September 2017, 02:11 PM
    Nothing to do with freedom of movement. He cut across a restricted buoyed area. That being the reason he was taken for a slap on the hand. Yes...
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  • Navegante's Avatar
    25th September 2017, 01:56 PM
    mais bien sr! me always!
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  • Nelson33's Avatar
    25th September 2017, 01:25 PM
    Here the link about Ultra Kode 80, http://forums.boards.co.uk/showthread.php/78123-Ultra-Kode-80#51QZEUsQEkdVQ3fc.97 total agree with Basher...
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  • gingawarrior's Avatar
    25th September 2017, 01:05 PM
    gingawarrior replied to a thread Downhaul tool in Equipment
    Well, I have about 20 rigging tools (my Dad was an engineer and made a batch) - that said, I still tend to use a stone from the beach because I never...
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  • Silicon Beach's Avatar
    25th September 2017, 01:03 PM
    Silicon Beach replied to a thread Downhaul tool in Equipment
    Yes, I should have added: as well as the winch, I also have a rigging garage :-) and it only ever gets used in there - it's not something I'd use on...
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  • Silicon Beach's Avatar
    25th September 2017, 01:00 PM
    I've got quite a few extensions - one for each sail in fact as I keep them rigged. Over the years I've accumulated a whole lot of different makes ......
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  • Bmg253's Avatar
    25th September 2017, 12:58 PM
    Bmg253 replied to a thread Downhaul tool in Equipment
    I used to use a downhaul crank until I lost 2 on the beach & then discovered Formuline. Now I use Ezzy's loop knot and a stone from the beach (in...
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  • Windsurfer_s's Avatar
    25th September 2017, 12:54 PM
    Windsurfer_s replied to a thread Downhaul tool in Equipment
    :clap:
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  • basher's Avatar
    25th September 2017, 12:53 PM
    basher replied to a thread Low/High clew wave sails in Equipment
    Well no it doesn't. The change in outhaul tension merely changes lower leech tension, but more importantly, the extra outhaul tension flattens the...
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  • Silicon Beach's Avatar
    25th September 2017, 12:52 PM
    Silicon Beach replied to a thread Downhaul tool in Equipment
    I use a rigging winch (just plugs in with a North pin) which I think cost about 20 euros, so a bit less than a XT extension and has some of the same...
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  • BottomTurnBob's Avatar
    25th September 2017, 12:51 PM
    There is a link on there to a webcam on the point du raz - that will be a hairy bit of sailing when he gets there!
    138 replies | 13501 view(s)
  • BottomTurnBob's Avatar
    25th September 2017, 12:47 PM
    However a couple of cm of outhaul can make a big difference in the way a sail feels so repositioning that tension by a few cm must also have similar...
    190 replies | 26707 view(s)
  • Silicon Beach's Avatar
    25th September 2017, 12:46 PM
    I quite like having two clew cringle options (as on my Tushingham Rocks) because it allows me to adjust the outhaul without adjusting the boom length...
    190 replies | 26707 view(s)
  • Alphie's Avatar
    25th September 2017, 12:45 PM
    "being a bon vivant" Nous deux ??
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  • basher's Avatar
    25th September 2017, 12:45 PM
    basher replied to a thread Downhaul tool in Equipment
    Don't most people use the spreader bar on their harness as a rig puller?
    13 replies | 226 view(s)
  • BottomTurnBob's Avatar
    25th September 2017, 12:42 PM
    BottomTurnBob replied to a thread Downhaul tool in Equipment
    It's actually the handle of a kids beach spade so it's already in it's 2nd functional use! 3rd if you count being part of a tree!
    13 replies | 226 view(s)
  • basher's Avatar
    25th September 2017, 12:39 PM
    basher replied to a thread Low/High clew wave sails in Equipment
    I just wonder how much we are kidding ourselves when it comes to saying the longer leech performs differently from the shorter one? It's one of those...
    190 replies | 26707 view(s)
  • boards_Neal's Avatar
    25th September 2017, 12:01 PM
    Good thread guys and thanks for the info I'm not into gear much myself, and you lot know much more than me so when I'm looking for some kit I...
    60 replies | 11375 view(s)
  • Windsurfer_s's Avatar
    25th September 2017, 11:30 AM
    Windsurfer_s replied to a thread Downhaul tool in Equipment
    Kudos for using wood, at least that will biodegrade when it snaps and/or gets left on the beach, but PVC pipe?
    13 replies | 226 view(s)
  • Radialhead's Avatar
    25th September 2017, 10:39 AM
    Should be able to see him on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mwGKUmgChM when he sets off. His kit's in/by the building you can see on the beach when...
    138 replies | 13501 view(s)
  • Radialhead's Avatar
    25th September 2017, 10:33 AM
    Radialhead replied to a thread Downhaul tool in Equipment
    I do a bit of both. I use an XT but I pull most of the downhaul on using the end of the rope that goes through the normal cleat, then use the ratchet...
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  • Alphie's Avatar
    25th September 2017, 10:30 AM
    I,d guess the speed comparison would have to specify angle off wind, the thicker fin could produce same lift for shorter length but only if it...
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  • BottomTurnBob's Avatar
    25th September 2017, 10:27 AM
    BottomTurnBob replied to a thread Downhaul tool in Equipment
    I do what Mitch does but with a bit of wood. I know from experience that once you have the technique it's faster than an xt and better for my back...
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  • boards_Tomas's Avatar
    25th September 2017, 10:26 AM
    To maintain a given pressure point AND boom angle with a lower clew you could move the mast base rearwards and therefore also benefit from the...
    190 replies | 26707 view(s)
  • BottomTurnBob's Avatar
    25th September 2017, 10:17 AM
    I think you are missing the point here. You're right that when wave riding it makes little difference but the concept is still perfectly valid. A...
    190 replies | 26707 view(s)
  • basher's Avatar
    25th September 2017, 09:49 AM
    Well the MUFC Delta fins are perhaps an extreme example, being a unique design in terms of their format. They are also downwind fins and place less...
    24 replies | 856 view(s)
  • basher's Avatar
    25th September 2017, 09:32 AM
    basher replied to a thread Low/High clew wave sails in Equipment
    In the overall scheme of wave sailing, dropping the clew a few mm isn't going to make much of a difference. You still need to find a good wave on a...
    190 replies | 26707 view(s)
  • boards_Tomas's Avatar
    25th September 2017, 08:48 AM
    Will a lower clew - all else equal - induce you to keep the mast more upright? Or have perhaps clew heights in wavesails been lowered over the recent...
    190 replies | 26707 view(s)
  • gingawarrior's Avatar
    25th September 2017, 08:22 AM
    As Phil says, a decent (branded) secondhand is better than a cheap new one - although Decathlon bikes are generally well-received and quite...
    2 replies | 65 view(s)
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