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agrelon 18th April 2009 05:06 PM

Waterstart
 
What's the lightest wind you've water started in and what sail size were you using?

carlosgp5 18th April 2009 09:43 PM

7 knots on 11sqm

crazychemical 19th April 2009 03:17 AM

12-13 knts with 7.6 spm but it was hard work!

Unregistered 19th April 2009 05:49 AM

yep .. i reckon about 11 - 12 knts with a 7.5m is around the mark.

HotIce 19th April 2009 06:09 AM

Horses for Coures
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by agrelon (Post 31237)
What's the lightest wind you've water started in and what sail size were you using?

Does a cold rainy day in a large swell and a light weight sailor with a super light rig and mega early planing sail count or are your referring to horrible small choppy water on a very hot dry day with a gutless sail and a heavy weight sailor?

Kato 19th April 2009 06:16 AM

8-10 Bagged out 7.0. I really should run an uphaul rope on my gear

agrelon 19th April 2009 11:34 AM

Thanks
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kato (Post 31251)
8-10 Bagged out 7.0. I really should run an uphaul rope on my gear

No uphaul? That's impressive, I mean I've just got waterstarts yesterday, but my ultimate training session sometime in the future will be going out without an up haul, hehe.

agrelon 19th April 2009 11:38 AM

Lovin it
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by carlosgp5 (Post 31241)
7 knots on 11sqm

That's terrific man, Im only equipped with 6m as my large sail so that's 7 knots is not gonna happen for me.

carlosgp5 19th April 2009 08:14 PM

I sail FW and my smaller sail is 10sqm. Maybe its not a waterstart that Iam talking about, but for many times I fall of the board, with the whole body in the water, not touching the seabed, but without losing the grip on the boom. Even with very light winds, a small gust can take me up to the board again.... Iam only 70kg.

steveC 20th April 2009 12:41 AM

I stopped using an uphaul probably over 18 years ago for all my planing style boards. My largest sail is an 8.3, but it's still relatively easy to waterstart in planing type conditions (winds averaging 11-12 mph). If the wind drops too much, things get a lot more sketchy and difficult. When the wind tends to be up and down in nature, I will often relax and wait for a puff to fill in to waterstart.


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