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Meric 11th May 2010 07:11 PM

Advice on sail choice and brand for futura 141
 
Hi all,
I am 220 lbs and I have set my mind on a futura 141 to sail in 12-20 kts wind (bays and lakes). I am an intermediate sailor and know how to waterstart and jibe. Will use the board mostly for freeride (planing and speed). Sail range would be 7.5 and 9.5. My 1st choice would have been North S-type sails 9.5 and 7.3 but I can't find a dealer for the S-type here in the US. I also thought about the NP H2 but NP has a bad quality rep. So my choice would be gaastra swift twin camber sails 9.0 and 7.5, but would like your advice on other brands and if 3 or 4 cambers would be better. I don't know much about Sailworks, Ezzy, Maui and Naish sails, so your input is very much welcome!
Thanks
PS: if you guys know where I can find North S-type sails here in the US please let me know

Ken 11th May 2010 10:33 PM

Meric,

Why not consider Maui Sails TR race sails. I have been using them for years and have always had 3-5 cam race sails from 6.6 on up to 11.0 for the last 15-20 years.

I like the range, stability and speed, especially with adjustable outhauls. At your size, the extra weight of these sails should not be a problem. I weigh 78 kg and can manage them quite well.

The TR-6 sails from 11.0 up have 5 cams and 8.4 down have 4.

Another options is the Titan, the next step down from the TR sails with fewer cams, a standard luff sleeve, lighter weight and less money.

Speed is achieved with maximum control and that's where you need sails that have a wide power range and can be managed when overpowered.

Remi 12th May 2010 06:17 AM

Hi Meric,

Please read this probably help you, thanks

http://www.star-board.com/2010/news_...?threadid=8010

All the best

Meric 14th May 2010 10:33 PM

Thanks guys,
Ken great input on the TR sails, aren't they too technical? heavy?
Rémi, you suggest an severne OD sail not bigger than 8.5 on the F141, is there a particular reason? will a 9.x work? if so, same fin, or slightly longer one?


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