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  Topic: Extracting Broken Batten

Replies: 6
Views: 860

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Fri May 27, 2022 11:50 am   Subject: Extracting Broken Batten
Agree, remove some stitches from the batten pocket. You can also remove stitches right next to the break location and then slide the batten out the side of the pocket.

Use a stitch ripper or very ...
  Topic: Sail construction

Replies: 5
Views: 1265

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sun May 08, 2022 9:30 am   Subject: Sail construction
Purple area? I see blue and yellow.

The blue area consists of several overlapping dacron patches. The X-ply may also be sandwiched inside. When all of those patches are stacked on top of one a ...
  Topic: Andy McKinney RIP :-(

Replies: 6
Views: 1997

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Mon May 02, 2022 10:51 am   Subject: Andy McKinney RIP :-(
I also enjoyed Andy’s posts on this forum. I had the opportunity to sail with him once during a trip to OBX around 2010. There was one very windy day blowing 3.5 - 4.0 at the Canadian Hole with on ...
  Topic: setting minimum or no mastfoot extension

Replies: 16
Views: 4700

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2022 3:49 pm   Subject: setting minimum or no mastfoot extension
What do you mean by “no extension”? Do you mean running your extension at its lowest setting, or do you mean removing the pin and collar from the extension and just pushing the extension into th ...
  Topic: Mast sections separating at ferrule

Replies: 22
Views: 22314

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 06, 2021 11:36 am   Subject: Mast sections separating at ferrule

Yesterday evening I had very limited time to sail in mellow flat water and just sailed with them about 1/2 inch separated. Somehow while inserting the mast, I expect that they sometimes get separate ...
  Topic: Keeping center fin on in downwind

Replies: 13
Views: 17638

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2021 6:36 pm   Subject: Keeping center fin on in downwind
Leaving it on will not seriously effect downwind performance in light wind. The time to remove it would be after you can comfortably sail upwind, across the wind, and downwind with it installed and w ...
  Topic: Blown out batten?

Replies: 11
Views: 17642

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 01, 2021 11:02 am   Subject: Blown out batten?
I would suggest that you still look at how much outhaul youre putting on. You should not be pulling the sail flat. The sail needs curvature (camber) in order for the airflow to stay attached to the ...
  Topic: Winter Sailing

Replies: 27
Views: 47912

PostForum: Eastern and Central USA & Canada   Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:18 pm   Subject: Winter Sailing
Can they actually do that? I agree that it would be a disaster, but I don't recall of ever having, seeing, or hearing of it actually happen.

I have a friend whos a kiter, a few years ago while ...
  Topic: Shortening a Mast Extension?

Replies: 20
Views: 27512

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:51 pm   Subject: Shortening a Mast Extension?
I agree, save yourself a lot of grief and just cut from the top. Ive done this before to salvage mast bases that have bent. I would recommend that you disable the holes at the top 6 of the base so ...
  Topic: Bent mast

Replies: 13
Views: 19934

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 29, 2020 3:01 pm   Subject: Bent mast
I would be more concerned about cracks, UV exposure, or excessive wear at the boom, mast head, mast base or batten attachment areas when buying a used mast.

A composite mast will take a permenant ...
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