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Forum: Windsurfing School 15th July 2009, 08:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,898
Posted By robwootton
Fin Box

Hi Roger,

I'm 70 kg on a 2005 Starboard Carve 145 using 7m Tush T-Bird and Stock Drake Freeride 520 fin, sailing on a lake in any wind upto a max of around 25mph (feels too strong after that). I'm...
Forum: Windsurfing School 24th March 2009, 04:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,211
Posted By robwootton
Hi Roger, Thanks for answering. Tushingham...

Hi Roger,
Thanks for answering.
Tushingham still do a 490 45% mast.
I was using it with an older 8.6m Tush freeride sail for around 4 hours at the weekend...and you'r right its heavy!
At this...
Forum: Windsurfing School 23rd March 2009, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,211
Posted By robwootton
Sail Size vs Mast Size/Weight

Hi All,

I have a quick query for you. For the benefit of the question, can we assume that the sails and masts are Tushingham and that a 490 mast greater than 45% carbon is not available:

Will...
Forum: Windsurfing School 17th September 2008, 10:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,934
Posted By robwootton
Thats great Roger, and very informative! It...

Thats great Roger, and very informative!

It looks like I can get away with using the 460 then, though not ideal. Buying more than one of the larger masts looks like it could have become expensive...
Forum: Windsurfing School 17th September 2008, 05:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,934
Posted By robwootton
Hi Roger, Thanks for the warning, I'll make...

Hi Roger,

Thanks for the warning, I'll make sure I dont take out the larger sail if the surfs up and just save for a smaller wave sail later on, as I sail mainly at a lake at the moment. I know...
Forum: Windsurfing School 16th September 2008, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,934
Posted By robwootton
Rig Economy

Hi Roger/Ellen,

I'm shortly about to get my first rig for my Carve 145 2005. To cope with all conditions i'm looking to end up with 3 sails initially to keep costs to a minimum. I've been looking...
Forum: Windsurfing School 11th August 2008, 04:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,300
Posted By robwootton
Hi Roger, I put your advice into practice at...

Hi Roger,

I put your advice into practice at the weekend and it was very helpful. I felt much more in control of the sail, though to release the power in the sail in gusts, at the same time as...
Forum: Windsurfing School 8th August 2008, 07:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,300
Posted By robwootton
Hi All, Some great information on this...

Hi All,

Some great information on this thread, very helpful!

Ellen,

You described:

"What Roger is saying is that you can get up to a certain speed and stay there by sheeting in only to a...
Forum: Windsurfing School 28th May 2008, 06:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,258
Posted By robwootton
Hi Roger, How did your test go? Rob.

Hi Roger,

How did your test go?

Rob.
Forum: Windsurfing School 21st May 2008, 08:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,258
Posted By robwootton
Roger, That sounds like a great experiment,...

Roger,

That sounds like a great experiment, please keep me informed. I done some searching and I havn't been able to find any information providing a quantitative answer to your idea, so it should...
Forum: Windsurfing School 21st May 2008, 03:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,258
Posted By robwootton
Thanks Roger, Just wanted to make sure I was...

Thanks Roger,
Just wanted to make sure I was headed in the right direction. The 6m is not my sail so it looks like I may go for the 7m if you think it will get me planing in the conditions I gave....
Forum: Windsurfing School 20th May 2008, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,258
Posted By robwootton
Sail Size Query

Hi All,

I am about to buy my first kit shortly and am wondering about the sail size I need.
I am 70kg and sail in average of 15mph winds on an inshore lake. It does get windier but this seems to...
Forum: Windsurfing School 2nd April 2008, 09:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,700
Posted By robwootton
Thanks Roger, I have a couple more...

Thanks Roger,

I have a couple more questions:
I believe the GO can have two side fins to help with upwind sailing, would this replace the need for a dagger board in non planing conditions?
If I...
Forum: Windsurfing School 31st March 2008, 07:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,700
Posted By robwootton
Thanks Guys, I normally seem to sail in...

Thanks Guys,

I normally seem to sail in 8-15mph winds on a fresh water lake. The wind doesnt usually get much higher. I have been out in windy and gust conditions >20mph but got blown all over and...
Forum: Ask Our Team 31st March 2008, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,133
Posted By robwootton
Thanks Guys, Some good info there. I was...

Thanks Guys,

Some good info there. I was estimating the dimensions on the old boards I'm using so they may not be accurate. I saw a few new boards at the weekend and the old one I am using is much...
Forum: Windsurfing School 28th March 2008, 11:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,700
Posted By robwootton
Newish Windsurfer - Board & Rig Help?

Hi,
I have been windsurfing for 1 season now and have been using pretty old hire boards for practice. I am looking to get my own kit and could really do with some help.

Boards currently used are...
Forum: Ask Our Team 28th March 2008, 10:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,133
Posted By robwootton
Newish Windsurfer - Board Choice and Help ??

Hi,
I have been windsurfing for 1 season now and have been using pretty old hire boards for practice. I am looking to get my own kit and could really do with some help.

Boards currently used are...
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