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prpa 27th July 2008 06:42 AM

Futura 155 MIN wind for planing
 
Hi
What will be minimum wind speed for planing using Futura155?
Sail 10,5m2. I am 95 kg weight.

LK 27th July 2008 04:28 PM

Appr. 10 knots I guess, depends on windquality and skill and konditions(sea, lake ...)

prpa 28th July 2008 12:29 AM

Thanks a lot.
My usual spot is flat sea bay.
Did you sail some similar equipment?

James 28th July 2008 12:00 PM

You can also check the automatic sail size / body weight calculator at the link below. As long as the sail you are using is within the range of recommended sail size for the board, and your fin is big enough (you should get a 58 cm), it's pretty accurate.

http://www.vims.edu/general/sailpadd...Calculator.xls

For 95 kg and a 10.5 sail, it says 12 knots would be ideal, but you could probably plane in 10 or 11 knots in a steady breeze.


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