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Forum: Free Forum 16th June 2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,536
Posted By Ken
Bummer, looks like the resin didn't saturate...

Bummer, looks like the resin didn't saturate through all the glass and wood. I punched a small hole in the deck of my formula board (knot on the uphaul), plus I also had two hairline cracks show up...
Forum: Free Forum 25th May 2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,309
Posted By Ken
I have 5 Maui TR Sails - 3's 5's 7's. The have...

I have 5 Maui TR Sails - 3's 5's 7's. The have made great improvements since the early days (1's & 2's) and are great sails. Easy & fast to rig if you follow the instructions. Get the right masts...
Forum: Ask Our Team 8th May 2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,567
Posted By Ken
Roger, The emails don't seem to work and I...

Roger,

The emails don't seem to work and I would like to talk to you.

Ken
Forum: Ask Our Team 28th April 2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,567
Posted By Ken
Weed Fin for IS 111

For Roger or anyone else that has a recommendation.

I currently use a Tectonics Tomcat 42 on my IS 111, and am very happy with it, but will be using the board in the Hatteras area and need to...
Forum: Free Forum 25th March 2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,335
Posted By Ken
Each sailor has to decide what they want to do at...

Each sailor has to decide what they want to do at the lake on the light wind days, sit and watch (short board guys); plane and slog; (wide board and big sail guys); or cruse (long board guys). ...
Forum: Ask Our Team 21st February 2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,468
Posted By Ken
emil, If you have never been on a "wide"...

emil,

If you have never been on a "wide" board, it's pretty common to feel like the board always wants to point high. It just takes some time to get the feel of the board and learn how to turn it...
Forum: Free Forum 21st February 2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,847
Posted By Ken
No one likes pumping, except for the workout...

No one likes pumping, except for the workout benefits. Many of us pump because we want to plane as early as possible. In light wind, gusty conditions (inland lake sailing), two guys on identical...
Forum: Free Forum 1st January 2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,602
Posted By Ken
I don't know the Cross sail, but I have TR sails...

I don't know the Cross sail, but I have TR sails from 6.6 to 11.0. I would guess the TR7 6.3 with little doubt, assuming the TR is rigged right. Be sure to measure the downhaul as directed on the...
Forum: Free Forum 31st December 2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,602
Posted By Ken
Do a forum search on this subject for a lot of...

Do a forum search on this subject for a lot of info.

If you are talking about flat water speed, then.........

Light wind (5-12 knots) - freeride will be faster
Moderate wind (10-22 knots) -...
Forum: Free Forum 27th December 2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 35,743
Posted By Ken
Baggy is in for the kite/snowboard crowd, so a...

Baggy is in for the kite/snowboard crowd, so a tight wet suit doesn't fit the image, so the baggy swim suit on the outside keeps them stylish - Just a guess.
Forum: Free Forum 27th December 2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 35,743
Posted By Ken
Kiting simply appeals to the younger crowd more...

Kiting simply appeals to the younger crowd more than windsurfing. It has that "exciting visual appeal" which as it turns out is easier to learn, so a teenager or young adult is more apt to be drawn...
Forum: Free Forum 4th October 2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,822
Posted By Ken
I can't speak for the one board sailors other...

I can't speak for the one board sailors other than they probably don't consider it to be fun on something bigger, so they try to make the best of it in marginal conditions.

For us multi-board...
Forum: Ask Our Team 1st October 2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,731
Posted By Ken
Roger, Here is an update. I started...

Roger,

Here is an update. I started grinding down and found that although the smaller than hair line cracks in the paint were not just superficial, but did go down to the foam in one but not the...
Forum: Ask Our Team 28th September 2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,731
Posted By Ken
Thanks Roger, just what I was looking for. Yes,...

Thanks Roger, just what I was looking for. Yes, my board is wood.
Forum: Ask Our Team 28th September 2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,731
Posted By Ken
After further testing - again allowing the board...

After further testing - again allowing the board to sit in the sun to heat, no signs of air escaping from the cracks after putting soapy water on the cracks.

Now the question is what to do...
Forum: Ask Our Team 27th September 2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,731
Posted By Ken
Board Repair Tips Needed

During a break yesterday after sailing my Starboard iSonic 111, 2008 model, I noticed a small line of water running across the bottom width of my board (board was on its side in direct sunlight).
...
Forum: Free Forum 21st September 2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,659
Posted By Ken
Sailboarder, Yes, it is tail walking. The...

Sailboarder,

Yes, it is tail walking. The early stages of tail walking is much as you describe, but the nose is lifting and with enough speed and wind (+ apparent wind), the board will take off. ...
Forum: Free Forum 20th September 2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,659
Posted By Ken
As PG said........... On wide boards,...

As PG said...........

On wide boards, hitting the "lift off mode" can be achieved pretty easily. Sheeting out is disaster, so it's counter intuitive to keep the power on, but you must keep...
Forum: Free Forum 13th September 2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,291
Posted By Ken
I love my Tectonics Tomcat 42. I use a 6.6, 7.6...

I love my Tectonics Tomcat 42. I use a 6.6, 7.6 & 8.4 Maui Sails TR race sails on my '08 iS 111. I weigh 77 kg. A good compromise size for all three sails. Mostly free sailing on flat water.
Forum: Free Forum 6th September 2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,329
Posted By Ken
2008 iSonic 111 wood - perfect condition and just...

2008 iSonic 111 wood - perfect condition and just keeps on going. Hopefully, starboard will keep this in mind as the try to build better boards. I wonder what percentage of iSonic buyers are...
Forum: Free Forum 5th September 2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,341
Posted By Ken
Let's face it, sailing as an Olympic sport is...

Let's face it, sailing as an Olympic sport is boring (spectators), no matter which class. I think this is the primary reason kite boarding got chosen, it may offer more spectator appeal, and maybe...
Forum: Free Forum 27th August 2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,181
Posted By Ken
Yep, that's one way we did it in the 80's and...

Yep, that's one way we did it in the 80's and earlier. I started (bought a board) in late 83.

The problem with the tie on system you mention is that the rope length and knot had to be exactly...
Forum: Free Forum 23rd August 2012, 11:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,156
Posted By Ken
unreg, Performance wise, there are great...

unreg,

Performance wise, there are great boards, good boards, OK boards and bad boards. It will take some time to find out which boards you should be looking for. There are many good starboard...
Forum: Free Forum 23rd August 2012, 11:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,897
Posted By Ken
Pelegrin, Going fast is no easy thing. Lots...

Pelegrin,

Going fast is no easy thing. Lots of people do go very fast, but it takes the right board, sail, fin, wind, water state, venue, skill. I weight the same as you, but have a iS 111 with...
Forum: Free Forum 21st August 2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,680
Posted By Ken
I don't have a 147, but it should beat everything...

I don't have a 147, but it should beat everything upwind and downwind, except a formula board if the wind is at least 12-15 knots.

mehagedorn,

Learning upwind sailing on a formula board is...
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