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24th July 2009, 09:03 PM
Remi or anyone else,

I have an opportunity to pick up a Deboichet R17 70 S+6 in excellent condition at a good price.

Does anyone have any thoughts regarding this fin for my Starboard 160? I Race Formula about 6 events a year and free sail when wind winds are below 15 knots. I have a R13 70 M +6 and like it a lot for all conditions. The sails I use most with my 160 are 11.0, 9.2 and 8.4. I weigh 79kg.

Is the R17 better for light winds than the R13 (under 15 knots)? What about stronger winds over 15 knots?

Even in lighter winds, I sail in choppy conditions and if racing in over 20 knots, the chop can be extreme. I also will use a 7.4 and even a 6.6 sail in 25+ knot winds if racing.

Thanks for any advice,


26th July 2009, 03:26 PM
My opinion is stay with R13 M +6 for over 15 knots and try to find a R 13 S- (+6 ) for less wind (for your SB 160) , IT IS THE BEST COMBINATION !!!
The R17 I never liked with my 83 kg.

26th July 2009, 11:13 PM

Thanks for your advice. I really don't need the fin, when I race in light winds, I do very well with the R13m. I don't race enough to justify a new fin, but a good price on a used one is worth considering, that's why I wanted to know more about the R17.



16th August 2009, 05:46 AM

i Have a deb R17, but in light wind, i change to the standard Drake R19, there it is way better.

The R17 are faster, but when there are choppy water i often spinds out.

maybe consider to get a drake R19, they are pretty cheap :-)

Rune (starboard 161 codered 08 11m2)

17th August 2009, 09:46 PM

Thanks for the info. I passed on buying the R17 so I will stick with my R13 for a while.

17th August 2009, 10:24 PM
R17 works on F2 FX III & IV
R19 works on F161 & for some on F160

A question off tail width & rider's weight

R13 works on every boards.................