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    Looks good.

    That is a lot of sails. I have never gone in for really big kit but I assumed that you are well into diminishing returns on sail size. So if a 7m is the go to sail for a board of that size then do you not need to jump to say an 8.5m for a meaningful step up in power?

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    BTB - I'm with Duncan on this one as I am looking to put in a 7.8m to plug the gap between 7.0m and 8.6m for those frustrating days where despite all reasonable tuning efforts, the 7.0m feels gutless most of the time but the 8.6m is a bit too hairy. The difference is exacerbated in my case as the 7.0m is camless and the 8.6m is a TC.

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    Interesting on two fronts:
    1/ The board obviously has a very large windrange.
    2/ Why have the 8.5 in the mix Duncan? I would have thought you would drop from the 9.3 straight to the 7.8?

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    The 9.3m is a Demon C4 Lightwind, as in the batten arrangement it to cater for force 3.5-4, after that it starts to become a handful.

    The 8.5m is a standard cammed sail that can take a big wind range.

    I would normally sail 9.3m dropping to 7.8m or 8.5m dropping to 7.0m.

    Works for me.
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    Not wanting to suggest people have to much gear - we all need more gear! But, force 3.5 is 9 knots force 4 is 11-16. So you are looking at 4 sails to cover a 7 knot range. If a sail can't handle a 2 knot wind range i would suggest there is something wrong with it.

    But you carry on - i just have quiver envy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BottomTurnBob View Post
    Not wanting to suggest people have to much gear - we all need more gear! But, force 3.5 is 9 knots force 4 is 11-16. So you are looking at 4 sails to cover a 7 knot range. If a sail can't handle a 2 knot wind range i would suggest there is something wrong with it.

    But you carry on - i just have quiver envy.
    I think his 4 sails is covering a bigger range than 7 knots.
    Could be wrong, but isnt the Demon a no cam tight leech specialist sail for pottering round in light winds?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Adam View Post
    The 9.3m is a Demon C4 Lightwind, as in the batten arrangement it to cater for force 3.5-4, after that it starts to become a handful.

    The 8.5m is a standard cammed sail that can take a big wind range.

    I would normally sail 9.3m dropping to 7.8m or 8.5m dropping to 7.0m.

    Works for me.
    Can't dispute that, I'm sure it's personal preference . I find I can hold my 9.0 C4 until my 7.0 will take over but that does include a fin change. So 9.0 with 52. 9.0 with 48. 7.0 with 48.
    Enjoy, the board looks mega.

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