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Old 20th May 2008, 03:56 PM   #1
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Default Sail Size Query

Hi All,

I am about to buy my first kit shortly and am wondering about the sail size I need.
I am 70kg and sail in average of 15mph winds on an inshore lake. It does get windier but this seems to be conditions on a normal day when a breeze is up.
I am able to get planing on some quite old kit when the wind really gets up (definitely in excess of 15mph) using a newish 6m sail.
I am looking at getting a Go, Carve or Futura (whichever comes up at the right price) and in the range of 144litres.
I am only going to be able to buy 1 sail to start with and would appreciate some advice on what size.
I'm thinking of a Tushingham T3 or similar at 7m.

Am I in the right ball park for my board and sail?

I would like to be able to get planing easily but have had difficulty in the past with an 8m sail which felt extremely heavy (though it was using an old sail and old mast which probably added to the weight).

Many thanks for any suggestions on spending my hard earned cash.
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