|23rd January 2010 12:14 PM|
I tried the sail out today. Didn't need to change the cambers or anything. The cams popped on, and around during sailing, with no problems. Definitely more difficult to downhaul than a non-cam but much more powerful low-end and the one good gust I got proved how fast this sail is.
More difficult to tack and light wind jibe, but in carve jibes the added weight didn't bother me too much. We'll see how the sail grows on me after an outing with more wind.
|21st January 2010 09:06 PM|
|Unregistered||Naish Stealth also rig on a RDM|
|21st January 2010 07:21 PM|
1 > The bend curve of your RDM mast probably dont match with the F8, much of RDM masts are +- Constant Curve and NS have flex in the top ( less than Pryde )
2 > Using a RDM mast with a SDM design sail involve :
- Replacing of cambers with RDM ones ( better )
- Tuning of battens with spacers ( a lot ) to counterbalance narrowness of the mast
|21st January 2010 04:09 AM|
|mark h||Gaastra vapours are designed to set on rdm's, might be worth considering?? I've tried an rdm on NS Warps and the old Daytona's and Match-racers but they were not to good. Don't know about F8 Ram, but I'd guess they will kinda work OK-ish!|
|21st January 2010 12:44 AM|
|20th January 2010 06:47 PM|
I believe this may have answered my question. I'm going to assume that the 2 dots that appear under RDM, when I've entered my sail details, mean that it can work, but not as well as with SDM...
|20th January 2010 05:40 PM|
Cambers on RDM
I'm looking into a North F8 RAM 5.8, only thing is my mast is RDM (430, 100% carbon).
Anyone ever tried this kind of setup?
Will it still be possible to rig the sail? Will the cambers not rotate properly?