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bzh56 22nd March 2013 03:16 PM

Futura 141 or Ultrasonic 9-12 knots range only
Hi everyone,
I am looking at buying a very light wind board to sail in lakes by 9-12 knots with a Neil Pryde Helium 8.5. I am 90 kg and I have been sailing for 20+ years.
Could anyone provide some feedback on the Futura 141 vs ultrasonic in terms of planning capabilities and keeping the planning in patchy winds?
Thanks in advance, your feedback is much appreciated.

BelSkorpio 23rd March 2013 09:30 AM

I can't say anything about the Fu141, but 9-12 knots and 90kg with the US147 and 8.5 will be on the edge, especially in patchy winds.

I'm 87kg and use a 10.9 in 8-12 knots on the US147.
I also use a 8.8 on the US147, but that's more for +/- 11-15 knot conditions, again in patchy winds because when the wind gets more steady, I'm on my IS122 + 8.8.

Hope this helps.

marcofailla 23rd March 2013 11:54 AM

I have a futura 144 and at 100 kg there is no way to get onto plane unless 12-14 knots with a 10m2 so I am looking around for a US 147

please exuse me for unconnventional use of forum post, BELSKORPIO would you please contact me at marcofailla AT yahoo DOT it ?
I cannot post you directly with private messagging on starboard forum, don't know why, maybe because I have few post in this forum
marco failla

Jean-Marc 25th March 2013 05:50 PM


Private messaging has been disabled on all starboard forums, sorry for that inconvenience !

Cheers !


BelSkorpio 26th March 2013 04:33 PM

Hi Marcofailla,

I've just sent you a message.

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