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Forum: Ask Our Team 21st March 2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,113
Posted By Roger
I would avoid any sort of paint remover! You...

I would avoid any sort of paint remover!
You can never tell what it will do to the substrates under the wood layer.
It would be better to sand the old paint off, even if you get slightly into
the...
Forum: Ask Our Team 20th March 2015, 12:02 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,113
Posted By Roger
Alena, Yes, the penetrating epoxy will soak...

Alena,
Yes, the penetrating epoxy will soak into anywhere the wood will accept it (dry wood).
Sanding lightly won't hurt the wood.
There are several sealed layers under the wood layer so you...
Forum: Ask Our Team 17th March 2015, 12:32 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,113
Posted By Roger
Hi Alena, The Princess is a wood deck...

Hi Alena,
The Princess is a wood deck Serenity...correct?
The white spots you fixed with the penetrating epoxy were on the wood deck, not the white painted hull....correct?
You can lightly sand...
Forum: Free Forum 29th January 2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By Roger
Coachg, Put that way, it will work whenever...

Coachg,
Put that way, it will work whenever there is enough wind to waterstart!
@ < 15 knots or so, it will not be fun.
Roger
Forum: Free Forum 29th January 2015, 01:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By Roger
CoachG, He did say fresh water. Could be a...

CoachG,
He did say fresh water.
Could be a bit dicey when slogging on an 86 liter board @ 75 KG (165 lbs.)
Roger
Forum: Free Forum 8th January 2015, 12:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By Roger
Are you sure it was manufactured @ the Cobra...

Are you sure it was manufactured @ the Cobra Factory and that it says "Starboard"
on it somewhere.
Does it have a Tiki man somewhere on the nose?
Is this a sailboard/windsurfer or something else?...
Forum: Free Forum 6th January 2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By Roger
SSI, Which board do you have? The serial...

SSI,
Which board do you have?
The serial numbers can be located in a couple of different places on the board.
1/ Adjacent to the vent plug.
Isonics/Formula/Carve/Futura
2/ Under the nose near...
Forum: Ask Our Team 31st October 2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By Roger
OK Teddy, I found your question: "The 2015s...

OK Teddy,
I found your question:
"The 2015s looks to be fairly different in shape, especially the tail width, much narrower, on the 2015 model.
If someone could talk about the design changes for...
Forum: Ask Our Team 31st October 2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By Roger
Teddy, I'm not on the "design team", but I may...

Teddy,
I'm not on the "design team", but I may be able to get you an answer from them.
What is your question?
I have a number of Rio Boards and they are very good for advancing beginners.
I...
Forum: Free Forum 20th September 2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 471
Posted By Roger
Jean-Marc, Works for me as well! Thanks! ...

Jean-Marc,
Works for me as well!
Thanks!
Roger
Forum: Ask Our Team 17th September 2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,113
Posted By Roger
Hi Alena, Yes, there certainly is more to...

Hi Alena,
Yes, there certainly is more to racing windsurfers than just going fast.
I've rounded the marks on the wrong side myself.
You feel a bit silly, but you go on to the next race and round...
Forum: Ask Our Team 8th September 2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,113
Posted By Roger
Alena, Good luck in the races! We will all be...

Alena,
Good luck in the races!
We will all be cheering for you, from all over the planet!
Cape Hatteras.....France....Thailand
We all know that you can do this!
Roger
Forum: Ask Our Team 6th September 2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,894
Posted By Roger
Pelegrin, Use a thickened flattening/filler...

Pelegrin,
Use a thickened flattening/filler type of primer paint.
Coat it all over the root of the fin (not the foil of the fin).
When the primer has dried, it will add a few thousandths of an...
Forum: Free Forum 22nd August 2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,888
Posted By Roger
Unreg, The Ultra Sonic (with the correct size...

Unreg,
The Ultra Sonic (with the correct size and type fin for the conditions and sail size) goes upwind just fine.
You need to be in fully planing mode and at least slightly powered up for any...
Forum: Free Forum 7th August 2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 656
Posted By Roger
Do you have an airport nearby that reports the...

Do you have an airport nearby that reports the average wind speed near your lake?
Do the weather forecasters in your area forecast the wind strength?
The amount of wind, and whether or not it's...
Forum: Free Forum 7th August 2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 656
Posted By Roger
Evert, Yes, a lot more information is needed...

Evert,
Yes, a lot more information is needed here to give you any sort of meaningful/logical advice.
Did you ride short boards, without center/dagger boards when you took the UCPA course?
Only the...
Forum: Ask Our Team 5th August 2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,113
Posted By Roger
Alena, Instead of holding the rig clew first,...

Alena,
Instead of holding the rig clew first, try raking the mast upwind to "drive" the nose around.
Are you stepping well back on the board to lift the nose and shorten the waterline?
A delicate...
Forum: Free Forum 28th July 2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 443
Posted By Roger
6.5-7.5 m2 It's more about what the fittings on...

6.5-7.5 m2
It's more about what the fittings on the inflatable WindSUP can handle than what a
big guy can learn to use.
Roger
Forum: Free Forum 24th July 2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 572
Posted By Roger
Unreg, I just have to ask.....too long for...

Unreg,
I just have to ask.....too long for what?
You only use the area of the board from the front footstraps back when fully planning.
The front of the board is up out of the water.
Would it not...
Forum: Ask Our Team 9th July 2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,584
Posted By Roger
Andy1234, I do not have an Atom IQ to test, but...

Andy1234,
I do not have an Atom IQ to test, but from what I hear, it might be a much better board for
your GF as it planes in a lot less wind, has softer rails, and covers a much wider range of...
Forum: Ask Our Team 26th June 2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,113
Posted By Roger
Alena, Have someone record a video of your...

Alena,
Have someone record a video of your jibing attempts, put it on the net somewhere, or email it to J-M and myself.
We could perhaps see what's in your jibe technique that's causeing you to...
Forum: Free Forum 16th June 2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 661
Posted By Roger
Unregistered; You must use either the provided...

Unregistered;
You must use either the provided Tiki Tool #3 Phillips screwdriver or a good quality aftermarket #3 Phillips Screwdriver, preferably with a heat treated/black oxided tip.
The really...
Forum: Ask Our Team 3rd June 2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 696
Posted By Roger
The 36 cm Lessacher Duo Weed works pretty well...

The 36 cm Lessacher Duo Weed works pretty well with my 7.8 Sailworks NX slm on
the iS 117 wide and the iS 107.
Should be a very fast combination unless you have to go upwind at vertical fin angles....
Forum: Ask Our Team 3rd June 2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 696
Posted By Roger
It will work, but the Lessacher Dou 40 might be...

It will work, but the Lessacher Dou 40 might be better if you are using >8.0 m2 rig.
Forum: Free Forum 29th May 2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 915
Posted By Roger
To get back into the sport, if you don't have any...

To get back into the sport, if you don't have any of your old gear, a Rio Large with 7.5 and 8.5 m2 rigs might be just the ticket.
The Rio Large is floaty, has a center board, and is midway in...
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