View Full Version : 2006 s types 115 and 137 - 105kg intermediate

17th September 2010, 04:39 AM
First post and all that....

I have an opportunity to change my 2005 carve 145 and stoke 127 for 2006 137 and 115 stypes in wood.

I am a 105kg sailor and have a quiver from 5m to 7.8 (as well as formula kit).

I can waterstart and carve gybe and get on very well with my current boards.

Any views?

Cheers Jim

17th September 2010, 11:05 AM
Based on what I have seen the S-Types tend to float and sail like a smaller board. At your weight I think you should stick with your carve 145, but get the SType 115 for days with more wind.

You would have good narginal wind sailing with the Carve, and then very fast blasting with the SType-

17th September 2010, 02:43 PM
Agree with PG. The 115 will hardly float you but will be terrific in Bft 5+. Haven't tried the 137 but remember a few posts from heavy sailors, not very enthousiastic. Carve's have just been reintroduced. It may be worth waiting a little bit.

18th September 2010, 03:15 AM
Ok thanks for the advice. 115 will be purchased

I have a 10m and a 90cm starboard free formula from 2005.

With the 145 I sometimes leave the the formula board behind but take the 60cm and the 10 m rig.

Do you think the 137 would take a 8m and 60cm to help with the maginal planning

and how about the 10m

cheers again


18th September 2010, 06:20 AM

The 2006 S-137 was listed as having a standard Tuttle box with a 48 cm fin supplied and suitable for sails up to 8.5m. I would think that using a 60 cm fin would give side forces too large for the box, causing it to loosen/break out.

You may care to use the fin selector at Select fins (http://www.select-hydrofoils.com/) to see what they currently suggest. Old data I have suggests a 50/52 cm fin for a 140 L/8.5m combo. I would expect that the standard Tuttle box could accept the side loads of a 52cm fin.

Easiest thing to do would be to try out the 8.5m/48 cm fin combination before investing in a new fin. If the sail overpowers the fin, then go to a larger model. As a point of interest, I would use only full carbon or G-10 fins because my experience is that pre-preg construction is nearing its limits at large fin sizes.

Others may care to comment.

Hope this helps.