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Old 9th July 2010, 07:55 AM   #12
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Montréal (PQ) CANADA
Posts: 245

my biggest rigging mistake so far ...
not checking my gear more and at the same time trying to take a short-cut

rigged the boom a bit high and rather than going in - since water is low and a big walk out , rocks, etc, I tried to move it on the water. this worked with some force. took off , planing et al and suddenly flat on my face on the deck

the knot on the boom head came off - was tied too close to the end
swam it in and put it on and thought all was okay
nope - harness hook had punched a hole on the deck

lesson learned - take time to check and double check and no short-cuts
only $60 repair and done within one week - no loss of w/s days except the one where it broke.
was also on-call and had the pager in a double baggie. pager was wet, butt still worked :-) damn :-)
joe windsurfer @ 105 kg
2012 JP SLW92, 2013 AHD SL-2 132, 2000 Fanatic BEE 124 LTD + Mistral Equipe II XR (Mistral SLE303 to beat up)
HSM Fire 6.3, NS Duke 6.9, TR-6 8.4, HSM SPF 8.5,TR4 10.0

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