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ZedZdeD 4th July 2010 11:25 PM

Starboard Phantom Race 320 2009 and 2010

I have two Phantom 320, one 2009, one 2010.

I realized recently that both were absorbing water by the same way : the holes made in the deck to fix the daggerboard. I tested that this afternoon, filled all holes on the deck with water. After a moment, the footstraps insert holes still contained water, but the daggerboard holes were all empty. Also, salt traces appeared around certain of them.

This quickly made my brand new 320 2010 completely unusable, as it reached 23 kilos. I put both boards to dry in my garage after un-mounting their daggerboards, and can just hope that their weight is going to come down ...

Please signal this critical issue to Cobra for future models. I will try to apply more power to the daggerboard screws to limit water absorption.

This is not normal, we should not encounter such an issue, please fix it.

Remi 5th July 2010 05:07 PM

Hi ZedZdeD,

Let me know your serial number, thanks

All the best

ZedZdeD 5th July 2010 08:07 PM


Remi 5th July 2010 08:47 PM

Hi ZedZdeD,

Please weight your board without anything and let me know the weight, thanks (No foot-straps, No Dagger-Board and Side Plate, No Fin, No Track Mast)

Send me photos on Facebook of your problems, can't see how the board can get water from insert

All the best

ZedZdeD 9th July 2010 02:33 AM

I let the two boards, deck upwards, the whole week in my garage on the roof of the trailer with board bags below

today I saw that there was a quantity of water below the 2010 on the boardbag at the middle of the board, it must have come out from the daggerboard well, I dont see exactly from where

no more water out of the 2009

I have now put the boards on the roof of the trailer deck below, wait and see
I will weight both boards this weekend

Sailboarder 23rd November 2010 07:33 PM


I wonder how the problem was resolved in the end, and what was the cause.



ZedZdeD 24th November 2010 01:43 AM

Starboard kindly replaced the board
the origin of water absorption was not precisely identified
the new board has no problem and works like a charm

Sailboarder 25th November 2010 07:48 AM


Crois-tu que je peux enseigner à mes enfants (légers, 25 à 40 kg) à plancher là-dessus? Je crois que le dessus est en EVA, je suis juste surpris qu'ils recommandent une dimension minimale de voile de 6 ou 6.5 m2. La techno 293 serait une alternative, sans l'EVA.

Remi 25th November 2010 08:05 AM

Bonjour Sailboarder,

Cette planche à juste un tout petit peu Eva pour les pieds au près sans vent près de la dérive.

Pour apprendre oui ils peuvent avec de très petite voile, mais la forme du pond serra un peut technique pour apprendre, mais cela le fait.


tonymatta 25th November 2010 08:43 PM

What was the weight of phantom 320 - 2009?
Mine weighs about 19kg with CB and foot straps. Is this what it should be?

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