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new futura owner 17th October 2012 09:47 AM

Proper way of leaving board on shore?
 
As silly as it sounds, what is the proper way of leaving your board on the beach while you go and grab your gear to rig? I see some sailors leave the board where the back is pointing upwind and some where the front is point upwind. Just want to do it right so I don't see my new futura go flying with the gusts! :D

-Thanks!

BelSkorpio 17th October 2012 10:50 AM

In really high winds, I put my nose in the wind. The back is catching more wind because of the fin pushing it up.

If you can plant the fin completely into a sandy beach it's even better.

Farlo 18th October 2012 02:56 PM

Planted fin yes but with rear pointing upwind, otherwise it may very well fly away. The worse thing is to leave it in a few inches of water. The surf will hammer it down on small shells/stones and you end up with cellulite all over the hull.

Unregistered 18th October 2012 09:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Farlo (Post 58306)
Planted fin yes but with rear pointing upwind, otherwise it may very well fly away. The worse thing is to leave it in a few inches of water. The surf will hammer it down on small shells/stones and you end up with cellulite all over the hull.

Why the rear pointing up wind?

Farlo 19th October 2012 03:15 PM

Fin planted the board will offer less lift with rear upwind. Otherwise it's the reverse, nose upwind is better.
Deck up or down? I don't know, I see both. Would say deck up if the fin is smaller than 30 cm.

Unregistered 3rd November 2012 09:06 PM

Fin upwind, rightside up, so you walk rig to board, flip it up on rail, plug in mast track, and lift to go into the surf.


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