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daveb 12th May 2007 12:22 PM

Fin for a carve 161
I just bought a used carve 161 without a fin. What fin should I buy for the board? I weight 93 L (205 LBS) and will sail a 10 M sail on lakes with weeds. I want to plain in light winds and probably need a weed fin.

I have a 43cm weed fin that I can use in heaver winds with a smaller sail.

Thanks, daveb

steveC 12th May 2007 11:17 PM

RE: Fin for a carve 161
Hi daveb,

I would recommend checking out Wolfgang Lessacher's asymmetrical Duo Weed fins. They're unusual and especially compact, but don't let that fool you. In my opinion, these are arguably the best weedfins out there. While Wolfgang is in Germany, I have not found that to be a problem. Also, even though the fins are made to order, the leadtime is quite reasonable. About 3-4 weeks.

Roger 13th May 2007 09:27 AM

RE: Fin for a carve 161
Hi Dave B,
I agree with Steve C here. A 36 cm Lessacher Design Duo would be very good.
I'd also give your 43 cm weed fin a try.
Weed fins have alot more area than vertical fins, and for the Carve 161 a 43 cm weed fin is about as large as you would ever want to go.
If you 43 cm is a Tuttle or Deep Tuttle and will fit in the C-161, I'd give it a try before buying another weed fin.
Hope this helps,

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