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11th October 2006 06:44 PM
Ian Fox
RE: SeverneSails2007

Hi Pacs,

The congrats belong to Ben, Clinton, Jesper and Patto who have sweated it out in the loft to bring us the new toys.
For the rest of us it's pretty easy, just turn up and sail. Well, you know..
But those guys worked big time to really get the line into top gear this season, so look forward to some fun rides when you get on them.

The Gator and NC-X are pretty tolerant of minor mast curve deviations, so taking a standard 460/25 curve into the new sail/s won't be such of an issue, but with the new 6.5m at 457cm luff, a 460 will usually rig a little too long (or high off the deck). Shortening the 460 down a couple of cm is always possible, but maybe not desireable for use in other sails ??.

Cheers ~ Ian
11th October 2006 03:35 PM
gold
RE: SeverneSails2007

I need the 9.5 because i sail in lakes. Some guys even use 10 meters or more....

I can use the 9.5 in 20 knots.

It is true that the 6.9 Jet is a sail with little power (equivalent to a C2 6.5 i assume).

So, I think i will go for a 7.5.
11th October 2006 03:25 PM
gold
RE: SeverneSails2007

Ian,

Thank you for the useful infos.
10th October 2006 06:25 PM
Pacs
RE: SeverneSails2007

Hi Ian,

I can see 2007 6,5 Gator/NCX work with 430 mast instead of 460 one like last year. Why?

For a 80kg rider can this sail (6,5 size) be rigged with 460 mast?

Thanks and congrat for 2007 range,

Francisco
10th October 2006 05:27 PM
Ian Fox
RE: SeverneSails2007

Hi Gold,

Sorry for delay, I was away for a couple of days.

First thing to advise is keep it simple; just as few sails as possible, as these sails all have a very good wide and practical wind range, so with a little fine tuning of both choice (in the retailer and on the beach) and then fine tuning on the rigging itself, you can have a really good range with minimal equipment, which has a lot of benefits.

One factor I would also consider is the 6.9m Jet, which (with all respect to NP etc) did not show itself to be an ideal sail for use in heavily powered or loaded situations (as it was a relatively lightweight "sport" sail without a lot of draft stability - something a 100kg rider usually needs lots of !)

So I would be wondering 2 things before deciding : 1) is the 9.5 C2 you're using getting a lot of use - and in ideal 9,5 conditions (or are you mainly using 9.5 in "8.5" conditions ?? - and 2 ) what about considering something a little bigger - but more stable- to fill out the quiver from the bottom(6.9m) up - say, adding in a more stable 7.5m , for example, which could help close the gap to 9.5 from the bottom up, rather than dragging 9.5m (if you use it a lot) down.

in general, while having 3 sails to cover the range of 9.5/8.5/7-7.5m would be nice, it's not really essential, and you should be able to do it reasonably well with 2 - if they are not too far apart.

Hope this helps you in the decision making. Let us know if you would like more info etc.

Cheers ~ Ian
9th October 2006 10:22 PM
gold
RE: SeverneSails2007

Any advice ?
7th October 2006 10:52 PM
gold
RE: SeverneSails2007

Hi Ian,

Thank you for your quick answer.

I've just checked the severne site, and it has been updated today ! nice work (only one regret : the weights of the sails is still missing...).

My question : I have a 9.5 ; which other size do you suggest for my slalom 145 liters (next sail : NP Jet 6.9 for my starboard aero 117).

Do you think I must use my slalom board (something like an isonic 145) with the only 9.5 (if so i will sell the C2 and get the new Element when available), or get a 8.5 or 7.5 also ?

Or would you advise to sell the C2 9.5 and get only an Element 8.5 ?


Thank you very much.
7th October 2006 03:49 PM
Ian Fox
RE: SeverneSails2007

Hi Gold,

Yes, the (e)lement replaces the popular C2 with a new and super stable twin cam design that is lighter but more durable and easier to rig with the newer snap cam technique and lower downhaul tension.
(e)lement also looks stylish (making use of colored X-Ply) maybe not a big deal, but then again..

The standard sizes for 2007 (e)lement are :

6.5m 199/464 460-25
7.5m 216/489 460-25
8.5m 234/510 490-29
9.5m 252/522 490-29

I've not tried the Arrows mast, but a 490/30 would tend to rig the 8.5 or 9.5 slightly fuller and more powerful, which seems to be more in your preference than super flat. The (e)lement is a fast and easy sail with forward draft and drive and a great reactive jibe- it will compare very competitively with all other sails in that important twin cam freeride/freerace market.

Cheers ~ Ian
7th October 2006 07:47 AM
gold
RE: SeverneSails2007

Hi Ian,

Despite 20 years of windsurf, I am still a jibe apprentice and that's why I am reluctant to use a sail like the Overdrive

I have a severne C2 9.5, which I like very much ; I use it with an Arrows race 100 % carbon mast or a north xcellerator 100 % ; both masts have a 30 IMCS ; the sail feels a little better with the arrows mast.

I also have a naish evolution 8.3 (camberless sail) ; I tried it again today and the sails does not fit me (I must confess i am 100 kgs) : not full enough, no power, much more difficult to use than the C2. The naish's only advantage is its lightness !

So i have decided to sell the naish and get a severne C2 (or a NP V6 which, apparently, is very similar to the C2).

But my shop tells me the C2 is replaced by the Element. Can you tell me what are the improvements of this new sail compared to a C2 ?

Is there an 8 m size available (because i have a 9.5 and a 7m, so i think a 7.5 would be inadequate).

Can you also tell me about the most striking differences (if any) between Element and NP V6 ?

Will my arrows mast be ok with the ELEMENT (it is not good with the Naish sail).

Thank you.
29th September 2006 06:55 AM
Ian Fox
RE: SeverneSails2007

Hi All,

Just to clarify, the current Severne website is version 2006.5

So it's not showing the full 2007 range, more the updated 2006+ range.

The new 2007 version fully updated will be up soon.

Cheers ~ Ian
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