|23rd June 2007, 05:10 AM||#1|
Join Date: Dec 2006
Am I right about the mast foot position all the way back on an F-type?
Hey, just for fun I played with different mast positions on my FT 148 (10.0 sail) and guess what - when I set it all the way back the board felt like somebody unsticked it from the water! What a difference!
Although the wind was just a little too light to plane, I felt the board is almost getting on a plane when I was pumping (which also got easier btw). Few pumps and although I did not get on a full plane I was quite suprised to see how far I got from the shore in notime.
Can't wait to try it tomorrow with maybe a little stronger wind.
I found out that with my weight (200 lbs/90kg) and this large rig my nose tends to stay very flat in _low winds_ and I have to be careful all the time not to dive it under water.
So I wonder what are your comments about it.
I found this comment on rec.windsurfing about GO and large sails needing mast way back so that you ride it on its tail as it was supposedly designed:
What do you think?
And second question - how would that change with stronger winds? Should I move it forward then?