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AJ 2nd July 2007 03:15 PM

R13 for F160
hallo guys, thinking abouth upgrading my stock Drake fin for my F160,
and looking for some more lift in light conditions, and was told
that the R13 is the best one, is that true?...


Remi 3rd July 2007 07:18 PM

RE: R13 for F160
Hi AJ,

The best one for light wind until max 15 knots is the R19 soft -- rake + 8cm.

After beter to use a R13 medium or soft rake + 6 or 8cm depend of your weight.

All the best

AJ 3rd July 2007 08:10 PM

RE: R13 for F160
Hi Remi, thanx for you quick answer...Im 210 pounds, and got a really
good for offer for a medium + soft r13, iso you think thats a "way to


Remi 4th July 2007 02:08 AM

RE: R13 for F160
Hi AJ,

So you are heavy so yes the R13 is good but which rake are they?

For ultimate performances in light wind the R19 wil be better.

All the best

AJ 4th July 2007 08:54 PM

RE: R13 for F160
heavy??..haha..The seller dont the the rake, he said it was the "first
edition" or something... I guess Im gonna look for a soft r19 indstead..
but then again, i sail for kicks, not competions maybee its
worth saving the bucks...
thanx for your answers..

Jeffh 4th July 2007 11:44 PM

RE: R13 for F160
Hi Remi,

So, for a 170lb. guy and windy conditions would you recommend R13 Soft or Medium. And rake +6 or +8? What about the size, is 70cm the only size to get?


Remi 6th July 2007 03:16 AM

RE: R13 for F160
Hi Jeff,

Personally I am right now at 84 kgs and don't need to use under 70cm.

I am using the R13 medium rake + 8cm with not so much choppy water, but go for the R13 soft rake + 6cm when is really choppy.

All the best

Jairo Franco 28th September 2007 04:09 AM

RE: R13 for F160
Hi Remi.

My weight is 66 Kg. What is the best long in the fin considering sail 9.8 SB 161 shopwater and about 18 knots.


Remi 30th September 2007 04:30 PM

Hi Jairo,

We prefer to change fin profil than reduce the size, so in your case I will go for the R17 Soft 70 rake + 8cm

All the best

Jairo Franco 1st October 2007 10:13 PM

Thanks Remi.

Right now I'll can get a fin R16 70 rake + 8cm. Do you think that is a good choice too.


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