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Old 27th August 2012, 02:52 AM   #1
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Default Go 171


Just wondering how the Go 171 sails. Yes, it's large but beyond that?
How does it handle in 18-25 mph winds? Does it mind chop?
This would be for a 200 pound windsurfer.
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Old 27th August 2012, 09:45 AM   #2
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Donut have the GO 171, butt a similiar board and weigh more than you
For me a board of this size is good to about 20 knots which is ~ 20 mph
After that - as you said, the chop starts
Above 20 knots with some chop at my/our weight, i prefer a smaller, narrower board
NOT to say it cannot be done
I have sailed a 7-oh in overpowering conditions on a similiar board
it's just that i feel it is a rougher ride than on a smaller, narrower board
ie you have to work a little harder and donut bite your tongue :-)

good winds
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