View Full Version : Fin size for Kode 103, and Sail Range?

19th August 2009, 04:53 PM
I have a new Kode 103, I weigth 68Kg, and got a 5.5m and 6.5m Severne Gator, for sailing in south coast of the UK. (mostly in the chop)

I have the straps in the most forward postion with the single back strap.

The board comes with a 30cm fin, which is almost the biggest for a US fin box. (I think select make a 32cm)

What size fins should I be using for these sails, considering my weigth and footstrap positions?

The board is supposed to have a 5m - 7m sail range. Using the some of the fin calculators gives consfusing results.

Also for some skinny like me, will the Kode 103 be alright with sails under 5m, I am thinking of getting a 4.5 and 5m for windy days? Or will I need a smaller board?

24th August 2009, 02:34 PM
The 30cm fin has a quite powerful profile and at your weight it should handle 7.0. I used the 28cm Drake crossover fin with 7.0 myself (on a flare). IN any case you can try it first before buying something new.

When it comes to small sails, it will depend a little on the water state. If it is not too choppy and if you stay away from sailing too overpowered the K103 can probably handle 5.0. But its for sure a pretty big board for you in under 5.0 conditions.

But again, the best thing is trying. And if it just feel to hectic on the windy days, you can complement with a wave board in the 75 liter range. A classic wave board from the last 4-5 years can often be found at a very good price and at your weight most such boards will work perfect as high wind freeriders and be much easier that one might think to sail as long as you're powered up.