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  Topic: Where We Sailed Today
dllee

Replies: 2433
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PostForum: Southwest USA, Hawaii, Mexico   Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:05 pm   Subject: Where We Sailed Today
I like to keep it under 165 lbs., even if it means a meager lunch.
Imagine what it'd be as a lightweight, maybe 117lbs., like Steve Yong of Chrissy or Mitsu at Berkeley. Both are as strong as any 1 ...
  Topic: New Berkeley Reef sensor!
dllee

Replies: 7
Views: 1066

PostForum: Southwest USA, Hawaii, Mexico   Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:40 pm   Subject: New Berkeley Reef sensor!
Racetrack lives!
  Topic: Ezzy Hydra 6.0 foiling sail review
dllee

Replies: 16
Views: 1908

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:42 pm   Subject: Ezzy Hydra 6.0 foiling sail review
The mast sleeve is extremely stiff, stiffer than any of the thousands of sails I've rigged. Luff curve is relatively straight until the mast nears the headcap, then it bends a lot making removal harde ...
  Topic: Foiling thoughts
dllee

Replies: 36
Views: 5600

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:10 pm   Subject: Foiling thoughts
Rule? Or suggestion aimed at novices?
I often rig slightly smaller than the 8 foilers who rig near me. If the winds are really marginal, I might rig a meter bigger. Talking relative to weight.
I ...
  Topic: Foiling thoughts
dllee

Replies: 36
Views: 5600

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:35 pm   Subject: Foiling thoughts
Agree with Grant...mast is triple the area of a normal fin, double a Formula fin, and foil sails are lighter than wave sails.
Foot pressure the front wing.
At 160 lbs., I can waterstart in 8mph ...
  Topic: Compact/Stubby Wave Boards..
dllee

Replies: 96
Views: 35449

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:19 pm   Subject: Compact/Stubby Wave Boards..
Changing the fin makes huge differences.
  Topic: Compact/Stubby Wave Boards..
dllee

Replies: 96
Views: 35449

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:56 pm   Subject: Compact/Stubby Wave Boards..
Dem Aussies have really slow waves, so they're board needs are different than everyone else's.
Look at the outlines of every other quad or wave board...much gunnier with NARROW tails.
  Topic: Compact/Stubby Wave Boards..
dllee

Replies: 96
Views: 35449

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:12 pm   Subject: Compact/Stubby Wave Boards..
Can't imagine a single scenario where the Evo shape can work well in NorCal wave sailing. Single, twin, tri, quad, or quin.
However, in jumbled backwash high wind conditions, a slow stable board is ...
  Topic: Compact/Stubby Wave Boards..
dllee

Replies: 96
Views: 35449

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:56 pm   Subject: Compact/Stubby Wave Boards..
I was the guy that Ian and Scotty hated on the internet..years '04 thru '07, when Ian banned me yet other's on Starboards forum embraced some of my ideas.
Scotty hated me for saying the Evo was ONL ...
  Topic: Ezzy Hydra 6.0 foiling sail review
dllee

Replies: 16
Views: 1908

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:43 pm   Subject: Ezzy Hydra 6.0 foiling sail review
5.5 coming in hopefully this week, but the season appears to have ended.
 
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