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Old 3rd May 2009, 05:14 AM   #1
alwin
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Hi there,

I want to have some advice on buying a 2nd sail on my futura. Last yr I bought the Neilpryde hellcat 6.7 m2. I now want to buy one for less windy conditions and want to go for appr 8 m2. I am sailing on flat water mainly, I am looking for speed but also the sail should be easy to handle. I can buy the hellcat 8.2 but that leaves me with 2 of the same, is that a good idea, or shall I go for the V6, or .... ??

Too many choices...

Any good tips are wellcome.

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Old 3rd May 2009, 05:38 PM   #2
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Having the same type of sail can be a good thing for familiarity of rigging and sailing feel. However for a sail that size some cams would help with stability and range. You're making a reasonable jump in size so a bit of extra range on the bigger sail would be good. I would consider the V6, or if you don't mind the wide luff sleeve the V8 is a very good sail.
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Old 3rd May 2009, 06:17 PM   #3
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Thanks for the post, so if you were me you would go for the V6 or V8. The V8 for me is a bit too far for me, I rather go for the V6. Do you have experience with the V6, does it catch a lot of water when you fall in? Some people say its difficult to get out of the water when you fall in (and I still do ) as the mast sleeve is wider compared to the hellcat. Any experiences on this? Also I never had cams, is this a benefit or more a hinderniss. I am intermediaite sailer.

Personally I would love to go for the V6 (you dont buy 2 of same cars either) Thanks for anyone who can share his/her experiences on the V6.
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Old 4th May 2009, 07:45 AM   #4
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Alwin

In 8+ size go for cams - 2 if you haven't used them before. Severne Element, North Rtype, V6, etc.
Pulling it out of the water, not really a problem, you have also options to waterstart (with a bit of practice) or don't fall in ;-)
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Old 21st May 2009, 03:47 AM   #5
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Hi Waiting4wind and Screamer,

Bought the V6 8.0 recently and it goes really well, need to get used to the cambers a little bit but i thkn i need to get used to the rigging. Top speed is great, wipe outs are painfull.

Thanks for the advise.

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