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Old 18th April 2009, 05:06 PM   #1
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What's the lightest wind you've water started in and what sail size were you using?
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Old 18th April 2009, 09:43 PM   #2
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7 knots on 11sqm
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Old 19th April 2009, 03:17 AM   #3
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12-13 knts with 7.6 spm but it was hard work!
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Old 19th April 2009, 05:49 AM   #4
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yep .. i reckon about 11 - 12 knts with a 7.5m is around the mark.
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Old 19th April 2009, 06:09 AM   #5
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What's the lightest wind you've water started in and what sail size were you using?
Does a cold rainy day in a large swell and a light weight sailor with a super light rig and mega early planing sail count or are your referring to horrible small choppy water on a very hot dry day with a gutless sail and a heavy weight sailor?
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Old 19th April 2009, 06:16 AM   #6
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8-10 Bagged out 7.0. I really should run an uphaul rope on my gear
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Old 19th April 2009, 11:34 AM   #7
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8-10 Bagged out 7.0. I really should run an uphaul rope on my gear
No uphaul? That's impressive, I mean I've just got waterstarts yesterday, but my ultimate training session sometime in the future will be going out without an up haul, hehe.
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Old 19th April 2009, 11:38 AM   #8
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7 knots on 11sqm
That's terrific man, Im only equipped with 6m as my large sail so that's 7 knots is not gonna happen for me.
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Old 19th April 2009, 08:14 PM   #9
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I sail FW and my smaller sail is 10sqm. Maybe its not a waterstart that Iam talking about, but for many times I fall of the board, with the whole body in the water, not touching the seabed, but without losing the grip on the boom. Even with very light winds, a small gust can take me up to the board again.... Iam only 70kg.
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Old 20th April 2009, 12:41 AM   #10
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I stopped using an uphaul probably over 18 years ago for all my planing style boards. My largest sail is an 8.3, but it's still relatively easy to waterstart in planing type conditions (winds averaging 11-12 mph). If the wind drops too much, things get a lot more sketchy and difficult. When the wind tends to be up and down in nature, I will often relax and wait for a puff to fill in to waterstart.
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