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Old 15th April 2010, 02:54 AM   #11
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Hi, yeah I'd try and get hold of some gel coat and red pigment (no painting required). Lightly fill and sand. Alternatively, a bit of epoxy resin (araldit) gently used to fill scratches/gaps and lightly sanded will do an decent job. I think I would definetly want to fill the holes to be on the safe side
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Old 15th April 2010, 08:54 AM   #12
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Hi, yeah I'd try and get hold of some gel coat and red pigment (no painting required). Lightly fill and sand. Alternatively, a bit of epoxy resin (araldit) gently used to fill scratches/gaps and lightly sanded will do an decent job. I think I would definetly want to fill the holes to be on the safe side
Ok. Thanks for the advice. Yeh, I definitely want to be on the safe side, I want this thing to last! Apparently gelcoat can damage boards on bigger dings, as I think it consumes the foam inside the board, but in this case clearly all that's happened is the coating has been scratched off to expose the wood.

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Old 15th April 2010, 12:12 PM   #13
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For a 5.8m I would lean towards a 31cm if you are going to be sailing mainly fully powered up. The SL7 are a more all round fin, but at this size I and more sailing for speed so thats why I went the SL9. My SL7 35cm works really well with my 6.5m on the F93, does go upwind with ease.
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Old 15th April 2010, 12:15 PM   #14
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Agrelon,

If you are looking at getting a 6.7m NP sail for the F93, I would go either a Hellcat or H2. These sails work so well with the Futura range.
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Old 15th April 2010, 01:28 PM   #15
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Agrelon,

If you are looking at getting a 6.7m NP sail for the F93, I would go either a Hellcat or H2. These sails work so well with the Futura range.
Yeah, I think I'll go for a Hellcat. Should be a breeze to jibe as well after using my 5.8m F8 RAM which is quite heavy. Have you used a 6.7m Hellcat on your Futura 93l or have you just heard that the board + sail combo works well? Thanks.
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Old 15th April 2010, 09:12 PM   #16
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Ok. Thanks for the advice. Yeh, I definitely want to be on the safe side, I want this thing to last! Apparently gelcoat can damage boards on bigger dings, as I think it consumes the foam inside the board, but in this case clearly all that's happened is the coating has been scratched off to expose the wood.

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Hi, you will be fine with the Gel Coat. Gel coat is only a problem if its on or very near the foam core. There is a 2 or 3 minute window when the gel coat/epoxy generates "self heat", it can get very hot and it can melt the foam core during this short period. But as the scratches are shallow and have the wood between it and the foam, it will defo be good
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Old 15th April 2010, 11:15 PM   #17
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Hi, you will be fine with the Gel Coat. Gel coat is only a problem if its on or very near the foam core. There is a 2 or 3 minute window when the gel coat/epoxy generates "self heat", it can get very hot and it can melt the foam core during this short period. But as the scratches are shallow and have the wood between it and the foam, it will defo be good
Ok, thanks for your confirmation. I can't wait to have it patched up and back on the water. They absence makes the heart grow stronger, but not being able to sail is just making me an edgy guy... At least with a good repair job I know I can get back on the water with nothing to worry about.
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Old 16th April 2010, 01:08 PM   #18
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I use to have Hellcats on the Futura 93 before the V8s. The 6.7m was the biggest I ran and I still could beat my mate on his supersport 10? with a 7m V8 around a one mark course. This could have been due to the futura is quick to plan from the start and the hellcat is great gyber.
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Old 16th April 2010, 03:26 PM   #19
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I use to have Hellcats on the Futura 93 before the V8s. The 6.7m was the biggest I ran and I still could beat my mate on his supersport 10? with a 7m V8 around a one mark course. This could have been due to the futura is quick to plan from the start and the hellcat is great gyber.
Good to hear it. The guy who sold me my Futura sail it worked really well for him with a 6.6m sail. 6.7m would also be my biggest sail for it.
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Old 25th April 2010, 09:31 PM   #20
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Sailed the Futura again today in winds from 10 - 40 knots (no exaggeration) and the chop was the hardest I've ever sailed in. Today I think the 30cm Freeslam Swift felt much too small, as my fin was regularly out of the water and fixing spinout and going upwind was tough.

Also, my board felt really slow to plane, though I think this may be due to my boom lowering while a sailed as I think I rigged my sail the same as last time and I could get planing much quicker before.

I need to do one more test on flatter water to decide whether or not I'm going to change my fin.
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