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Forum: Free Forum 16th July 2010, 11:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,671
Posted By Dan
Most modern cammed sails will rotate fine no...

Most modern cammed sails will rotate fine no matter how much or little batten tension is applied b/c cam pressure and batten tension are not tied together when cams are of the non-compression...
Forum: Free Forum 16th July 2010, 11:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,688
Posted By Dan
Like I said, " . . . when all other things are...

Like I said, " . . . when all other things are equal."
Forum: Free Forum 15th July 2010, 10:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,688
Posted By Dan
It's actually less mystical and much more...

It's actually less mystical and much more practical. The fastest sails are very sensitive to batten tension, and most sailmakers apply battens the starboard side of the sail. While much effort has...
Forum: Free Forum 15th July 2010, 10:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,297
Posted By Dan
I'm pretty sure that the width of the two boxes...

I'm pretty sure that the width of the two boxes are within 2 mm of each other, and that may be due to small manufacturing tolerances. The big (only) difference is the greater depth of the E-box.
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Forum: Free Forum 15th July 2010, 09:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,549
Posted By Dan
I use the FCS system to hold the side fins on my...

I use the FCS system to hold the side fins on my SUP. The Slot Box appears to be a scaled-up version of the FCS concept if not a licensed alternative.

As for hydrodynamic efficiency, locating a...
Forum: Free Forum 12th July 2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,549
Posted By Dan
Slot Box

After watching the Slot Box video, how does this differ from than the FCS box other than dimension of box and fitting screw?
Forum: ProKids World 26th January 2010, 12:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 4,422
Posted By Dan
Thumbs up New Youth Development Windsurfing Team forming

US WINDSURFING announces the new Youth Development Windsurfing Team, endorsed by the US Olympic Sailing Committee.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2010 Youth Windsurfing Development...
Forum: Free Forum 26th January 2010, 12:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,395
Posted By Dan
Thumbs up New Youth Development Windsurfing Team forming

US WINDSURFING announces the new Youth Development Windsurfing Team, endorsed by the US Olympic Sailing Committee.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2010 Youth Windsurfing Development...
Forum: Free Forum 29th January 2009, 11:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,027
Posted By Dan
I owned a foam-filled double luff speed sail that...

I owned a foam-filled double luff speed sail that I purchased from Michel Pucher in 1987. The sail was very fast on a reach, faster in my hands than the Gaastra Racefoil of similar size. But the...
Forum: Ask Our Team 8th January 2009, 11:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,598
Posted By Dan
Right you are, I called the leading edge the...

Right you are, I called the leading edge the trailing edge in my example. I think what Starboard was trying to convey is not that the trailing edge is shorter in its absolute length (for the reasons...
Forum: Ask Our Team 8th January 2009, 05:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,598
Posted By Dan
My suggested answers to your two questions,...

My suggested answers to your two questions, Floyd.

a) Think of a fin that is more or less straight on its trailing edge but curved on its trailing edge. Lay it flat on a table. This is an...
Forum: Free Forum 27th June 2008, 11:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,732
Posted By Dan
A quick follow-up:...

A quick follow-up: http://www.ussailing.org/video/

Wait until the end of the video. This grant is just the beginning of the renewal of U.S. Sailing's active support of windsurfing! Much more to...
Forum: Free Forum 27th June 2008, 11:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,124
Posted By Dan
Thomas: By refoiling the chord at the new tip...

Thomas: By refoiling the chord at the new tip you could reduce the tip vortice that likely increased in size when you cut the fin down. For the type of speeds you are going for freestyle, you might...
Forum: Kevin`s Corner 27th June 2008, 10:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,292
Posted By Dan
Having the sail drape over the leeward boom body...

Having the sail drape over the leeward boom body certainly changes the way the sail feels, but it may add improvement in the end. I doubt it, though, because virtually all FW racing booms were...
Forum: Free Forum 27th June 2008, 10:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,732
Posted By Dan
Hi Russell: Many sailboat sailors do not always...

Hi Russell: Many sailboat sailors do not always think of windsurfing as being different elements of the same sport. In other words, some people refuse to acknowledge that windsurfing is sailing. ...
Forum: Free Forum 27th June 2008, 10:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,449
Posted By Dan
A trip to Martha's Vineyard during July can be a...

A trip to Martha's Vineyard during July can be a bit much for both wallet and patience, so the East Coast Junior Windsurfing Championships arranged to provide FREE LOCAL HOUSING, FOOD AND LOCAL...
Forum: ProKids World 25th June 2008, 01:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,369
Posted By Dan
East Coast Junior Windsurfing Championships, Junior Olympics

I'm posting this NOR for a terrific junior windsurfing event next month in Massachusetts, USA. As long as you can sail to the windward mark (eventuallly!) you can sail in this event. There will be...
Forum: Free Forum 25th June 2008, 01:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,449
Posted By Dan
East Coast Junior Windsurfing Championships, Junior Olympics

I'm posting this NOR for a terrific junior windsurfing event next month in Massachusetts, USA. As long as you can sail to the windward mark (eventuallly!) you can sail in this event. There will be...
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