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kdolphin37



Joined: 12 Apr 2008
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:00 am    Post subject: A good kiter Reply with quote

Was sailing at lake mohave couple weeks ago and broke a carbon extension about a mile or more out. Bobby the kiter came by and sat on my board and towed us both in with his kite. THANKS AGAIN BOBBY u saved me a long swim.
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jse



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was that extension old or something? I've used those for a long time, but I recently bought a Streamlined aluminum extension. My old Chinook carbon was showing some sagging in the holes for the retention pin. I've always wondered about the relative strength of the two materials. I use skinny.

Steve
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kdolphin37



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was a new skinny streamline used twice extended to 26
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PAmuddog



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kdolphin37 wrote:
It was a new skinny streamline used twice extended to 26


WOW, that's a tough failure to deal with. Hope I never have an extension fail!

Glad you made it back, especially with a kiter's help.

Are you sure it was "streamline"?

I don't think they make a carbon extension, only THICK aluminum that should never break.

Was the kiter able to tow the rig as well?

Let us know. Pictures are worth many words.
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carl



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PAmuddog wrote:
Are you sure it was "streamline"?

I don't think they make a carbon extension, only THICK aluminum that should never break.

Pictures are worth many words.


SL makes a RDM carbon for the Euro-pin.

I would like to know where it broke too.

Glad you made it back ok!
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kdolphin37



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was a euro-pin i up dated trying to avoid trouble, it broke right at the bottom of the mast on top of the extension stop. first extension i ever broke been wsing 15 years. and yes we did drag both board and sail back thanks
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carl



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That definatly sounds defective to me. I would take it back and get an aluminum replacement. I haven't heard of many aluminum RDM extensions breaking.
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npure2001



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

carl wrote:
That definatly sounds defective to me. I would take it back and get an aluminum replacement. I haven't heard of many aluminum RDM extensions breaking.

Years ago Juan at PA had a 25cm carbon skinny extension that bent about 30 degrees right above the extension stop, but didn't fail. It was either at the highest setting or just a notch down. I seem to recall it had 3 maybe 3.5 inches in the mast. I always make sure to insert at least 5 inches of the extension in the mast. Even if it means not downhauling the sail to the fullest.

Gabor
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MCDORO



Joined: 15 Nov 1993
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The new Ezzy Cheeta 6.5 rigs on a 430 mast, but it requires 28 cm of extension...gets my attention whenever I rig it!
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PAmuddog



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kdolphin37 wrote:
and yes we did drag both board and sail back thanks


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