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Old 14th December 2010, 03:03 AM   #4
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Dallas, Texas USA
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If you are going to race downwind slalom, a fin around 38 cm with the 7.5 would be good. If you just free sail or figure 8 slalom where better upwind performance is needed, then a 40 or 42 would be fine.

My 111 came with two drake fins, a 38 and a 44. Both had bad spin out problems so I bought a Tectonics Tomcat 42 to cover my 6.6, 7.6 and 8.4. It works well with all three sails. I tend to like larger more powerful fins and don't find the 42 too big for my 6.6. I don't race slalom very often.

Your 44cm fin could be a little large for your 7.5 and your weight, but it should work OK if not overpowered in light conditions.
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