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Old 27th June 2007, 03:14 PM   #3
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Default RE: Freeriding the GO 170 with formula sail

Hi Ricjk,

I have proved that old GO friendship (~175 ltrs) work very well with my 10m overdrive rig. so easy.

I disagree that old race sails (nitros, etc.) with their 4/5 cambers and moderate sleeve will be easy... it is only easy to find cheap at second hand marked.... no more.

Freerace sails, with 2/3 cambers and "snap-on" rigging technique would be the best you can find, but if you arent plenty of money, look for a old Nitro, NP RS1/2/3 etc.

Modern freerace sails are almost as good as pure-race sails, more durable, easy rig, etc.

Maybe jump from 7,5 to 10m is more than you "recreational" skill can accept. Try first with a 8,5m-9m freerace sail (V6, V8, Overdrive, Element, Swift, GTX...)

Maybe you can do it ussing the same mast / boom.

But if you find a cheap used 10m rig, go for it, try it and the decide which kind/size of rig you need.

Good luck,


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