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ducati 3rd April 2011 09:02 PM

Weed fin for formula
What size Weed fin would suit my old Starboard Formula 186, ?
I run a 9m Sailworks Retro, am 85kg and normally run a 65 upright fin.
Looking at a True Ames Shallow Water Weed and trying to decide between the 44cm and the 51
I don't have a weed problem but sail in shallow water a lot.

Also What size would suit a Isonic 122 with a 7.5 sail?

mark h 3rd April 2011 09:21 PM

This what you need:

I used to use one on my old F159 in at sea during low tide, the work good:)

Roger 3rd April 2011 09:58 PM

Hi Ducati,
Mark H. has given you a good suggestion.
I use the Lessacher Duo Formula weed on all boards wider than 86 cm and they really handle big sails
=> 9.0 at only 40 cm depth.
Others you may want to look at are the True Ames Santa Barbara weed or Shallow water weed in > 50 cm.
Also the Tangent Dynamics "Reaper" in 46 cm does a good job on a formula board (or any > 86 cm wide
board for that matter.
Hope this helps,

Lessacher 18th April 2011 01:23 AM

Hallo! The 40cm Duo weed,deep tuttle is okay.Rake 45°.Good 700cm². 100% carbon. Custommade. Wolfgang

robyfaish 28th November 2011 03:29 AM

weed fin for Futura131
Hello Wolfgang,

what weed fin do you recommend for a Futura131l ?

Aloha, Rob

Roger 28th November 2011 11:40 AM

Hi robyfaish,
What size sails do you use on your Futura 131, and what is your weight.
Without the above info, I would suggest the Lessacher Duo 36 cm, but
big sails or a heavy sailor could make the 40 cm preferable.
If you are < 180 lbs./ 81.6 Kg, and using sails < 8.5 m2 the 36 cm will
be very good.
If you use smaller sails, even the 32 will work for higher winds.
Hope this helps,

Lessacher 28th November 2011 06:00 PM

Sorry, I forgot longer to look here.Thank you Roger.I could give not a better answer. Wolfgang

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