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zion
23rd September 2009, 03:57 AM
Hi,

I need a high volume board for light sea winds (9-14 knots). I want something that starts planning very early and I do not pretend to use it above 14 knots as I will take a smaller board then.

The question is, would a Go 175 suit my light wind planning preferences better than Go 155? would the extra 20 liters be a big difference in that light wind?

My weight is 67kg (147p) and my sailing level is always use harness lines and footstraps, power gybes, water start.


I will use a 7m slalom sail with cambers for that light wind.



Thanks for your opinion

joe_windsurfer
24th September 2009, 07:02 AM
at first look i thought the board was too big and the sail too small for your weight. the sail works best @ about 13 knots as per sail calculator - james douglass, but the board seems too big to me... sail calculator suggests more around 120 liters!! i do not have a GO, but a 160 liter board for similiar winds , but use an 8.5 with 100 kg !! happy planing