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Old 3rd April 2007, 10:19 PM   #1
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Default FE BOARD + Drake 500

what do you think to use the Formula 160 Tufskin with this fin:

2007 R19 Race NR (TT BOX) 500

What happens is that I sail in a lake with no depth and the R13 70cm fin usually is a problem.
I think the R19 can be stiffer and work...
hey, I use usually 8.5sqm sail.

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Old 3rd April 2007, 11:18 PM   #2
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Default RE: FE BOARD + Drake 500

Hi Ricardo,
If you aren't racing, and when using such a small sail (8.5 m2) the 50 cm fin (500 mm) should work pretty well.
You won't get quite as high upwind, but you should be faster on a reach or downwind.
Give it a try.
Also, for shallow conditions, think about a weed fin.
You won't get quite the upwind performance, but you get the added safety because the angled back leading edge will "lift" when you run the fin aground, and you don't get tossed of the front.
If the 500 mm seems a little small, there's lots of sizes from the stock 700 mm down to the 500 mm. Look for a fin that suits the depth of your shallows with just a little clearance.
Hope this helps,
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