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Old 10th October 2006, 02:50 PM   #4
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Default RE: 9.5 in an Stype?

Funny, since my FT138 fell apart I've been using my ST137 with a 9.5 and the stock fin (at ~ 80 Kg). Works quite well, planing at ~ 9-10 knots (just can't put any load whatsoever on the fin). From 11-12 knots on it starts to go at a halfway decent speed (till around 14 kts the FT138 will kick ST137 ass anytime). I've been caught out with that sail in stronger winds (gusting 18 knots) and it still "worked" (good enough to get home in a respectable way). In that wind it did start to skid (could'nt convert power into speed anymore, rigged down to a 6.8 and spent some time hanging in the sky ).
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