View Full Version : sails for the s-type

Remko Aret
13th August 2007, 07:41 PM
Hi there,

I've have a qestion about the s-type.
I am thinking for buying the s-type 104 liters, I am also thinking to buy 2-3 sails from The Loft, the O2 5/6.5/7.4 m.
But Iam not sure it will be a good combination, I hope you can tell me.
Useally I sail on flatwater.

good winds


14th August 2007, 12:04 AM
Hi Remko,

You might want to check out the product specifications online here for the S-Type 104 to see Starboard's sail size recommendations. If one was to strictly follow their guidelines, a 6.5 would be the largest viable sail. However, if you elected to consider the iSonic line, either the iS94 or iS101 would give you a much better shot of using a 7.4, but maybe at the expense of the 5.0 with the iS101. Much depends on the wind conditions most likely found at your locale, and also your weight.

14th August 2007, 02:09 AM
I had the 2005 ST104 with the 290 fin and used it quite often with a 6.8 on flat water and it went quite well (82Kg), I also used it down to a 4.7 which went well too. I'm quite sure the '07 with the huge 360 fin will take a 7.4. If you don't want to bump around and are just looking for speed the iS might be more what your looking for as sC suggests

14th August 2007, 03:05 AM
I tried a 7.5 on my 104 and it worked OKish but wasn't really happy. I now have iSonics for flatwater and really love em.

You could wait a couple of days until the 15 Aug and see the new Starboard lineup. One of the new offerings might just suit your needs.