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nodak



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jingebritsen wrote:
this might also be the mega cat?

35 lbs?

race boards originally were designed to plane. depends on which sail you may be trying to use in these various wind conditions. i have used boards similar to this with 9 meter sails in the late 80's. the sails had virtually no twist, and were super powerful. despite long boards extending the upward wind ranges of larger sails back then, we were ever ready to rig smaller all too soon.

never used much more than 40 cm fins back then.


it's actually 16 lbs, my mistake. It glides very well in sub planing conditions. Is it realistic to expect to plane like a super light wind board with a light weight 10.0 sail and a 50cm or so fin?

It's this guy right here. I've cleaned it up since I'd taken the photo.



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grantmac017



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It probably is around 35lbs with straps and centerboard. I believe this is the heavier/more durable construction of the Megacat.

All raceboards with the exception of Div2 will plane. My 91 Lightning WC would mostly plane downwind due to the narrow tail and hence smaller fin (much narrower than your board).
Greg putting the hammer down on his later/wider Lightning:
https://youtu.be/nExSHR9H0Ik
This board is very similar in tail width to what you've got.

My 94 Mistral Equipe2 has a wider tail like your Fanatic and will beam reach in the straps no problem. I use 42-50cm fins.

-Grant
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