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Forum: Free Forum 6th May 2007, 03:09 PM
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Posted By hugh_denholm
RE: SUP Photos

I was just taking the photos, the valiant sailor was Craig from Amara Sailing Centre who was determined to give it a go in spite of the difficult conditions.
Forum: Free Forum 5th May 2007, 07:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,811
Posted By hugh_denholm
SUP Photos

Nasty chop, no rolling swells and a gusty 12+ knot wind; not ideal conditions for the first outing on a new SUP board!

http://www.pbase.com/hughden/sup
Forum: Free Forum 21st February 2007, 01:06 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 16,074
Posted By hugh_denholm
RE: Serenity

Clark
I am a lazy sailor so use the harness whenever possible! Not sure that the harness makes any speed difference at 4 knots; but it does allow me to stay out on the water longer!
Forum: Free Forum 15th February 2007, 12:24 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 16,074
Posted By hugh_denholm
RE: Serenity

Hi Clark, glad you like the little video! Answers to your questions:
79 kilos
The 70 cm fin supplied with the board.
8.5; although I usually use an 8.0 cos it has a 100% carbon mast and is nice...
Forum: Free Forum 14th February 2007, 12:12 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 16,074
Posted By hugh_denholm
RE: Serenity

Just want to record a thank you to Tiesda You for arranging a pot of paint to match the red/brown stripe on the side of my board; one more step towards making the damage repair invisible!
Now the...
Forum: Free Forum 7th February 2007, 10:32 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 16,074
Posted By hugh_denholm
RE: Serenity

And here is another showing Serenity sailing in low winds from both a head view and from a camera mounted on the back of the board:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLwmRDIQF6k
Forum: Free Forum 7th February 2007, 10:15 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 16,074
Posted By hugh_denholm
RE: Serenity

I have loaded a brief video of the Serenity being tacked and gybed; a whole lot more elegantly than I can manage!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_NWaI-9u8M
Forum: Free Forum 5th February 2007, 10:24 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 16,074
Posted By hugh_denholm
RE: Serenity

Hi Arnaud
The wind range does not seem to change much with sail size or wind strength. In lighter wind the Serenity cruises along at around 5-8 knots. The best feeling is when the board is just...
Forum: Free Forum 30th January 2007, 05:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,005
Posted By hugh_denholm
RE: Is Starboard F-type good for me?

Hi Marek
We have an F-type. My wife learned to sail on it; and now we both use it when the wind is marginal for planing. It planes really early and is very fast when it gets going. For your weight...
Forum: Free Forum 29th January 2007, 10:40 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 16,074
Posted By hugh_denholm
RE: Serenity

Thanks for all the feedback guys. Serenity is now repaired, Jez's knob is now installed and doing a great job at smashing my toes when I tack (need a Jez's knob protector!), and have my GPS working...
Forum: Ask Our Team 16th January 2007, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,754
Posted By hugh_denholm
RE: How to fix my sad Serenity?

Thanks James, I will go Goop hunting!
Forum: Free Forum 16th January 2007, 09:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,124
Posted By hugh_denholm
RE: looking for advice buying a new board

I am 78kg and the 133 is OK to uphaul and will take a 9.0 sail. As your partner is 90kg and you are looking for a little more volume, then the 144 might be more suitable for you. It will plane...
Forum: Free Forum 15th January 2007, 05:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,124
Posted By hugh_denholm
RE: looking for advice buying a new board

I have 2 Carves and my wife has an Mistral Explosion. The Explosion feels slow (is slow) and unexciting to ride; I would not recommend it. The Carve is wonderful.
Forum: Free Forum 15th January 2007, 05:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,315
Posted By hugh_denholm
RE: Advice needed on sails sizes and new board

Hi
I would also support the Carve as a great board that will take you to the next level. It is relatively easy to learn to sail; but performs really well. Ultimately not as fast as an S-Type, but...
Forum: Free Forum 15th January 2007, 05:17 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 16,074
Posted By hugh_denholm
RE: Serenity

Randy
Great idea! I had forgotten about this product, might just be what I need to save further repairs; have mailed the supplier.
I find myself sailing more upright than I would on a planing...
Forum: Free Forum 14th January 2007, 06:03 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 16,074
Posted By hugh_denholm
RE: Serenity

Arnaud
Would love to send you the track file; but I bought a Geko 201 which has a PC interface; but is not supplied with an interface cable. The shop did not have a cable so there is one on the way...
Forum: Ask Our Team 14th January 2007, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,754
Posted By hugh_denholm
How to fix my sad Serenity?

I have a wood Serenity which is not looking as lovely as it did a few weeks ago. First accident happened when the fin hit an underwater object and the board stopped, but I didn't. Result: hole on...
Forum: Free Forum 13th January 2007, 06:27 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 16,074
Posted By hugh_denholm
RE: Serenity

For what it is worth (probably not a lot), I took my newly acquired GPS onto the water today with my Serenity and a 8.0 Gator
I don't have a windspeed reading, but only a couple of very light...
Forum: Free Forum 9th January 2007, 08:52 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 16,074
Posted By hugh_denholm
RE: Serenity

Arnaud
"By the way, it all makes me think about one more thing : is the board stable enough to be paddled sitting kayak-style ? (just in case wind would die completely)."

Funny you should ask..!...
Forum: Free Forum 8th January 2007, 08:35 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 16,074
Posted By hugh_denholm
RE: Serenity

Hi Arnaud
Around 5 kts the fin creates lift, the nose lifts and she (unlike my other boards, the Serenity justifies a "she"!) starts flying along. Below 5 kts she cuts through the water very...
Forum: Ask Our Team 7th January 2007, 09:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,407
Posted By hugh_denholm
RE: SAILS for CARVE 144

I have a Carve 133 and it is very happy on sails between 8.5 and 7.0 (below that I switch to a Carve 111). I am a similar weight to you. With the 144 I expect you could handle up to a 9.5. My 8.5 is...
Forum: Free Forum 7th January 2007, 09:01 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 16,074
Posted By hugh_denholm
RE: Serenity

I estimate the highest wind I have sailed in was around 12-15 knots with an 8 metre Gator. I am 78 kilos. It was an exciting ride; caused mainly by the chop and waves which kept trying to push the...
Forum: Free Forum 14th December 2006, 12:37 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 16,074
Posted By hugh_denholm
RE: Serenity

Thanks John
Sadly "light on his feet" is not a description that has been applied to me; but it is great that the Serenity offers some challenges and feels so alive.

Took some shots in the club:...
Forum: Free Forum 9th December 2006, 06:02 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 16,074
Posted By hugh_denholm
RE: Serenity

Mine arrived this afternoon. Planing on a Freeformula early on, then onto a Carve 133 when the wind picked up. By the time the Serenity had arrived the wind had dropped a little, maybe 8-10 knots out...
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