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Forum: Free Forum 18th August 2011, 03:52 AM
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Posted By Floyd
Like the Formula.. You are right, its not...

Like the Formula..

You are right, its not that far off (closer than I`d imagined)but far enough to produce significant differences in power /stability especially at sail`s limits.

Seems a...
Forum: Free Forum 18th August 2011, 01:27 AM
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Posted By Floyd
Agree with what you are saying Nako but even...

Agree with what you are saying Nako but even taking (slightly) different plan shape of sails into account there is still no way the two sails mentioned are only 0.2 m different in size !!!

IMO...
Forum: Free Forum 17th August 2011, 05:51 PM
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Posted By Floyd
Cool Objectivity ?? Measurements ???

I know its an old topic and has been moaned about loads but isnt it high time manufacturers got their acts together with the SIMPLE measurements.. I know its hard to determine subjective isues like...
Forum: Free Forum 16th August 2011, 02:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,596
Posted By Floyd
Hi Ken If it were mine I wouldnt start...

Hi Ken

If it were mine I wouldnt start digging out any material which will only need replacing. I`d get some clear epoxy (even araldite?) and fill indentation.If its on part of board requiring...
Forum: Free Forum 16th August 2011, 01:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,151
Posted By Floyd
Talking History Of Windsurfing

Worth having a look; there was windsurfing before Starboard !!!

http://joewindsurfer.blogspot.com/2011/03/history-of-windsurfing.html
Forum: Free Forum 10th August 2011, 04:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,563
Posted By Floyd
Sail care helps a sail last but the conditions we...

Sail care helps a sail last but the conditions we use modern sails in is a testament to their strength but inevitably can lead to fast wear.. My Tbird lasted about 20 mins in surf last week !!! (No...
Forum: Free Forum 1st August 2011, 08:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,112
Posted By Floyd
I think life jackets will ,in the event of you...

I think life jackets will ,in the event of you becoming unconcscious ,float you on your back with your mouth out of the water. A PFD/bouyancy aid will simply keep you afloat, not neccesarily face up...
Forum: Free Forum 1st August 2011, 01:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,112
Posted By Floyd
Take my comment back then Del !!! I could...

Take my comment back then Del !!!

I could never see point in wearing PFD/bouyancy aid (for WS;its different in Dinghy sailing/canoeing)

A certified life jacket will give safety benefits.
Forum: Free Forum 31st July 2011, 10:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,648
Posted By Floyd
Question Kode or quad for heavy sailors

What are sailors above 100k supposed to do for wave boards ???

The big kodes are described as freeriders and biggest quad is 95 litres ???
Forum: Free Forum 31st July 2011, 05:22 PM
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Posted By Floyd
Just to play devils advocate here !!! A PFD...

Just to play devils advocate here !!!

A PFD simply keeps you afloat ; which I`m pretty sure I do (most people??) in wetsuit and harness. (Try going under water in a wetsuit/harness ???)

Only...
Forum: Free Forum 30th July 2011, 04:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,712
Posted By Floyd
I always thought term railing came from fact you...

I always thought term railing came from fact you stood on rail and caused by action of dagger board trying to lift out of water to windward. (like a big fin does)

Years ago i used to race a Mega...
Forum: Free Forum 29th July 2011, 03:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,122
Posted By Floyd
nakaniko There`s been no shark attacks in North...

nakaniko
There`s been no shark attacks in North Sea ever and only confused reports of sightings of any sharks likely to pose any type of threat to humans whereas the red sea is full of all types of...
Forum: Free Forum 28th July 2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,607
Posted By Floyd
Thanks for reply Remi. Take care

Thanks for reply Remi.

Take care
Forum: Free Forum 28th July 2011, 09:34 AM
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Views: 3,607
Posted By Floyd
Question Thanks for reply Remi. I suppose light wind...

Thanks for reply Remi.

I suppose light wind is a relative term. In reality I meant from perhaps 12 knots to 18 ??? (Which I agree isn`t light)

I was wondering which of two boards mentioned...
Forum: Free Forum 28th July 2011, 05:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,607
Posted By Floyd
Question Futura 141 V Ultrasonic

Both mentioned boards have 8 metre sails in their sweet spot. Anybody know what would pros and cons be of both boards in well powered up 8 metre weather ???

Thinking of getting a "light wind"...
Forum: Free Forum 28th July 2011, 05:41 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Floyd
The invitation is a free one I presume ??? ...

The invitation is a free one I presume ???

Does it include insurance ?? Specifically shark insurance ???
Forum: Free Forum 28th July 2011, 01:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,387
Posted By Floyd
I used to break aluminium booms regularly;one a...

I used to break aluminium booms regularly;one a season !!! Stopped using them 5 years ago and not had any breakages since. (Use Amex Carbon Pro)

IMO carbon booms work out cheaper and make sails...
Forum: Free Forum 5th July 2011, 04:08 AM
Replies: 31
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Posted By Floyd
Each to his own Belscorpio !!! Found many...

Each to his own Belscorpio !!!

Found many issues with anerometers.(Take no notice of Windguru/Windfinder/coastguard current reports;generally they are worse than useless. We`ve been stood on beach...
Forum: Free Forum 4th July 2011, 11:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,849
Posted By Floyd
Ken The Beaufort scale is more an indicator...

Ken

The Beaufort scale is more an indicator of "conditions" than simple wind speed. To my mind that makes it more usefull . Use of knots I think you`ll find (historically) was (is?) more likely...
Forum: Free Forum 3rd July 2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,849
Posted By Floyd
I too was concerned with comments dismissing...

I too was concerned with comments dismissing beaufort scale, but like normal I suspect its got lots to do with where you sail.
Having the experience to look out to sea and rig correct sail is a...
Forum: Free Forum 21st June 2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,504
Posted By Floyd
Energy involved breaking surface tension is...

Energy involved breaking surface tension is hardly ever mentioned but it must have a good deal of effect especially on flat water.Not sure wether it would be beneficial or otherwise ???? Who knows.
...
Forum: Free Forum 21st June 2011, 05:55 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,589
Posted By Floyd
I wasnt knocking Formula .Never said it wasnt...

I wasnt knocking Formula .Never said it wasnt cool. (But come to mention it it aint but neither is the way I sail !!!)

I`ve tried Formula and considering cost and its general lack of versatility...
Forum: Free Forum 21st June 2011, 05:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,504
Posted By Floyd
But Ken the only reason it bounces is because of...

But Ken the only reason it bounces is because of water its moved !!! Newtons third law;action and reaction !!! Failed engineer explains it well !!!

PS Dont think he`s talking about bouyant...
Forum: Free Forum 20th June 2011, 05:15 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,589
Posted By Floyd
Brett I`m afraid I think you are showing your...

Brett
I`m afraid I think you are showing your ignorance of both sailors and many places they sail in.
I sail at two venues.
East coast UK and Leucate France
At neither do I witness people...
Forum: Free Forum 18th June 2011, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,469
Posted By Floyd
Terry You are an inspiration.Keep it up. Have a...

Terry
You are an inspiration.Keep it up. Have a mate and he`s 75, sails all time with us He goes out in rough ;smooth windy or light.He`s normally done a round of golf AM and sails PM !!!(I`m 54 and...
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