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  Topic: Sailing Lake Washington in Fall/Winter
almineev

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PostForum: Northwest USA & Canada   Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 5:44 pm   Subject: Sailing Lake Washington in Fall/Winter
Sound and the lake sees lots of action all season (Oct-May).
Popular launches: Magnuson Park, Newcastle.
search for yahoo group "NW Windtalk"
lots of launches on the sound are here http:/ ...
  Topic: Chinook adjustable outhaul
almineev

Replies: 13
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PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Wed May 15, 2013 2:20 am   Subject: Chinook adjustable outhaul
Fred Meyer sells 3M tape 1mm thick with adhesive on both sides.
Stick the tape on the inside of the clamp, then put the clamp on the boom.
Bomber.
  Topic: Windsurfing GPS units?
almineev

Replies: 6
Views: 7085

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:40 am   Subject: Windsurfing GPS units?
I attach my Garmin 301 to the mast right above the boom. It the safest place wrt any kind of falls and mast rarely goes deep in water in case of a swim.
  Topic: can't load front foot
almineev

Replies: 22
Views: 13585

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:52 pm   Subject: can't load front foot
on the other hand you are using very big fin . I think this board comes with a 28 and 36 cm fins. This may be the reason for your back foot load. Try it with smaller fin and single back strap and inbo ...
  Topic: can't load front foot
almineev

Replies: 22
Views: 13585

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:47 pm   Subject: can't load front foot
Again, though, I have to ask: why do you want to force your freestyle board to behave like a slalom board when it was engineered to behave opposite of that?
I understand freeride wont match slalom, h ...
  Topic: can't load front foot
almineev

Replies: 22
Views: 13585

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:28 pm   Subject: can't load front foot
Can you take either hand off the boom on a broad reach?
I can. Lines position is balanced.
Prominent simptom is my front foot idle or I have to pull it up going upwind to make board point and not tu ...
  Topic: can't load front foot
almineev

Replies: 22
Views: 13585

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:14 pm   Subject: can't load front foot
I think it's pretty normal what you are describing. Agree to disagree Smile Off the groove feel kills fun. There should be a way to fix it. After all freerides are designed for easy sailing. I can accept ...
  Topic: can't load front foot
almineev

Replies: 22
Views: 13585

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:00 pm   Subject: can't load front foot
base forward, then boom up. small fin feeling? base back boom down.

This is interesting. I was going to try raisning the boom, but now will try lowering it.

What about harness lines? I would a ...
  Topic: can't load front foot
almineev

Replies: 22
Views: 13585

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:37 pm   Subject: can't load front foot
I have two slalom boards with footstraps in out position and two freeride/wavy boards with footstraps on the inside position.

When I compare slalom to freeride I feel significant difference in upwi ...
  Topic: heels catching water
almineev

Replies: 10
Views: 8858

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:59 am   Subject: heels catching water
>> You aren't riding the fin with your weight fully committed to the harness
Bingo. My harness lines are too short. I'm switching from 24" to 30" for sails above 7m. I knew short line ...
 
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