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  Topic: Do you ever get bored on the water?
isobars

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PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:46 pm   Subject: Do you ever get bored on the water?
Well, here’s your chance to get bored (or stoked; it’s your choice) just sitting on your butt, ‘cause this is long even for me.

Many windsurfers sometimes get bored even when there’s wind and/or f ...
  Topic: big van advice
isobars

Replies: 33
Views: 2425

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:02 pm   Subject: big van advice
I spend MUCH more on fuel chasing wind than I ever did on racing two-stroke dirt bikes and/or snowmobiling several days a week. Dirt and snow were usually closer than water for me, and even when using ...
  Topic: Mast Base Regular Maintenance
isobars

Replies: 7
Views: 151

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:40 pm   Subject: Mast Base Regular Maintenance
I bend my hourglasses 90 degrees and inspect them closely every time I rig. When I see any hairline cracks, I grab a new one. Last joint failure I had was way last century on a brand new hourglass's f ...
  Topic: big van advice
isobars

Replies: 33
Views: 2425

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:06 pm   Subject: big van advice
The power vs fuel mileage tradeoff is a personal decision for each individual. In everything from my Winnebago to my musclecars and SUVs, I've never regretted buying the bigger engine. Even if it does ...
  Topic: Fin Organizer
isobars

Replies: 24
Views: 654

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:50 pm   Subject: Fin Organizer
Anybody else have a crazy number of fins?
Guilty.
But then the same goes for boards, masts, booms, and wetsuits, for many reasons and excuses. Smile
  Topic: Footstrap Positions
isobars

Replies: 77
Views: 4415

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:46 pm   Subject: Footstrap Positions
Two other major factors in determining board aspect ratio (length to width) are PR and each sailor's objectives. Dealers push what they have to sell, and wide and narrow boards each have their own pro ...
  Topic: What's in your quiver?
isobars

Replies: 11
Views: 583

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:26 pm   Subject: What's in your quiver?
PayPal charges their usual ~3% fee.
Say what? To whom? The seller, I presume? If they're charging buyers, that's
PP's last straw with me. I just gave them their last chance at my renewed business l ...
  Topic: Footstrap Positions
isobars

Replies: 77
Views: 4415

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:16 pm   Subject: Footstrap Positions
the biggest factor, all else being equal, is sailor weight.
Or preferences. I normally rig bigger than many advanced to expert friends who outweigh me by 50 pounds, and many local pros my size run m ...
  Topic: Footstrap Positions
isobars

Replies: 77
Views: 4415

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:12 pm   Subject: Footstrap Positions
For a little guy like me 20-25 knots is more like 4.5-3.5 kind of territory. You are braver than I. Smile
It's not a matter of "bravity" ... Smile ... but one of experience. 20-25 kts (23 -28 ...
  Topic: Fin Organizer
isobars

Replies: 24
Views: 654

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:54 pm   Subject: Fin Organizer
I have 1 spare fin, in case I break one off, so it's not that
hard for me.
Something tells me you don't experiment with fins very much. People used to razz Bill Kline for claiming that performance ...
 
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