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The season never ends: Wind-SUP!
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tstizzle



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks windward and spennie.

another: do i need to find a board that's exactly right in displacement in order to sail/cruise? or can i err on the side of too much displacement, provided it has a sleaker outline?
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spennie



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't go wrong with too much displacement unless you plan to toodle into waves, where a giant board can be unwieldy. Aim for something 30"- 32" wide, too, for good stability.
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tstizzle



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks!
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capetonian



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most of the Naish SUPs don't have a mast track. I installed a mast track in mine. Works a treat.

I also have a RRD SUP that came with a screw insert that has the same thread as a Chinook single bolt.
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tstizzle



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the angulo gu'd has a track. claims to be rated a top board for a couple of years. all-rounder. good price probably:

http://angulodesigns.com/boards/the-angulo-gud-series/
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gerritt



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

windward1 wrote:
tstizzle,
I can recommend the Angulo SUPs. I have the 10'10" and thoroughly enjoy both SUPping and sailing on it. They also have a larger one with a mast track as well.
Windward1


Hey there Windward. Can you let us in on your weight and whether you SUP your board in waves when there is no wind at all? I'm looking to possibly put one in my quiver. I'm a shit surfer who rides a 9'-0" soft top in waves up to head high. Mostly indicators/cowells and pleasure point. Some days, I'll stay out for two hours and get no waves!, but lots of exercise - its still better than staying dry. Other days are magic and I lose count of the rides. I wish I'd bought a surf board 20 years ago. I started surfing at age 48 - now I'm 50. I'm improving, but very slowly. I've SUP'd before, but so far, I prefer a surfboard in waves. That might change with the right board. SUP for simply exploring is fun. When the wind even comes up to 5 mph, I immediately want to throw away my paddle and grab a sail.

I've heard that a SUP that works with a sail is shit in waves and vis versa. True, or not?
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girsang



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:19 pm    Post subject: Mast Track Reply with quote

Almost no SUPs have a mast track. Instead they have a mast "hole". A threaded hole to insert a single bolt universal. Once I learned this, I realized there are quite a few SUPs out there for sailing.
Hope that helps your search.
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jse



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tstizzle wrote:
jse wrote:
Hear hear! I love sailing my SUP!

Steve


sup newbie q: what board? in the market. i spoke with some sup people. they all claim there are no boards made that have mast tracks.


I have a Fanatic Fly 10'6. It's stable, easy to paddle and has two points where you can screw in a standard one-bolt universal. I sail in the aft position, but I've heard you can plane easier with it forward. I use it primarily for practicing sail tricks, so the aft position works best. Also, regarding the sail size, if you aren't interested in going fast, why not use a comfortable sail and nail those heli-tacks, duck tacks, back-to-backs, etc... I like my 5.2 or 5.6 for that. It's like learning freestyle on a sidewalk.

Steve
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jse



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Mast Track Reply with quote

girsang wrote:
Almost no SUPs have a mast track. Instead they have a mast "hole". A threaded hole to insert a single bolt universal. Once I learned this, I realized there are quite a few SUPs out there for sailing.
Hope that helps your search.


What he said.
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jse



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And...

Go for something that's not going to be unwieldy. I also have a Naish 11'6", and it cruises like a dream, but it's not easy to turn, both under sail and in the surf. So a board under 11 feet is about right. Make sure you can comfortably paddle it in moderate chop. Look for overall weight. Carrying the thing around is an issue, especially if you have to climb down a path to the water or walk over rocks. Fin setup is an issue too. My Fly has a fin and 2 thrusters. The thrusters can go if I'm doing freestyle. Also the position of the fin with respect to the thrusters can affect performance too.

Steve
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