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Old 17th June 2011, 01:39 AM   #22
Ken
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Yes, Formula is a pain in the butt if you have to launch through shore break. No easy way around it unless you have help - thanks sergio. I have had to do this many times in the shorebreak and 25 knot winds in Corpus Christi Bay.

However, most of my formula sailing is in lakes. I carry a small mushroom anchor with a float, and take it out with the board to 1 meter of water and tie the board off. Then I get the sail and attach it on the water. I have a mechanical U-Joint so it's not hard to connect the sail to the board. I reverse the process at the end of the day. I keep the board moored in the water if I take a break. I simply don't carry the entire rig in one piece any more.

Always looking for was to make it more fun.
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