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freeflight



Joined: 24 Sep 2004
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2005 10:50 am    Post subject: sailworks retro Reply with quote

im considering buying a sailworks retro 7m to use on my xantos II 295. i sail in typically 10 to 20 mph wind with light chop on mountain lakes in northern cal. i have intermediate skills and weigh 160#..is this a pretty good sail??good durability ?? when i get 25 mph of wind what size sail would be better??
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coachg



Joined: 10 Sep 2000
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2005 2:26 am    Post subject: RE: sailworks retro Reply with quote

That is a big range for one sail. I have a Hifly 133 leter board that is 60 cm wide and 306 cm long, pretty close to your boad specs. I weigh 165 lbs. The closer you get to 10 mph, and that sail will be too small. The closer you get to 20 mph, and that sail will be too big. Dead center at 15 mph and I think you will love that sail. I have never used a Retro, but Ive only heard good things about them.

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PSS74



Joined: 30 Sep 2003
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 12:00 pm    Post subject: RE: sailworks retro Reply with quote

I have a 7.5 retro that I love, it pulls almost like it has cambers...Highly recommend the Retro.
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djohel



Joined: 10 Apr 2000
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 1:37 pm    Post subject: RE: sailworks retro Reply with quote

I have a 6.5 that I use as my largest sail in the Outer Banks (Im 175+ lbs.). Great sail.
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WindSapien



Joined: 01 Oct 2000
Posts: 257
Location: Lake Isabella , Ca.

PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2005 9:52 am    Post subject: RE: sailworks retro Reply with quote

I have been sailing Retros for years and I highly recommend them. No cams but lots of low end gut and top end too. The 7.0 is good but you might opt for either the 6.5 or the 7.5. These sails have about a full meter range. Both will work with the Zantos. By the time you get to 25 kt wind you might need a smaller board as well. Since you weigh 160 go 6.5. The 6.0,6.5,7.0,and 7.5 all rig on a 460 mast. Get the right mast as well.By the way I can tell you that Sailworks stands behind there product.WS
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millermp



Joined: 14 Jul 2001
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2005 1:17 am    Post subject: RE: sailworks retro Reply with quote

The 5.0 retro was my 5th and best sail to date. Maybe it was my rigging that improved, but it felt lighter than previous sails (Northsail, loft) and I LOVED rigging it - so easy.
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