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Old 4th June 2011, 11:20 PM   #11
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It was through my local board shop. They said they would do me a bit of a discount on the bag! No really, that is what they said. Their initial response was to apply some Dr Ding, yeh right I told them where to poke that.

They took a couple of pics of the damage and said they were going to send them to Starboard so as to claim the money back on the repair.

Having owned lots of Starboards this is the first time their quality control has been poor. It is obvious that the production worker smashed it against the corner of a table or something.
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Old 5th June 2011, 02:46 AM   #12
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I am not a dealer, but your's should be able to get reimbursed for the repairs as well as receiving a discount on his dealer cost for the board. Starboard should take the hit on this deal and you should be able to get the board at a fair discount. You should be pushing to make this happen.

If the dealers don't fight for their customers, then the customers stop coming and the dealers fade away, as so many have in the last 20 years.
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Old 5th June 2011, 05:06 AM   #13
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Thanks Ken for your replies, I will chase this matter up on Monday.
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Old 5th June 2011, 06:58 AM   #14
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Obviosly I haven't used the board yet but can some one tell me if the supplied 58cm fin will be ok for my 11m Overdrive for an 85kg sailor. Going by the info on the side of the board it says that a 62cm is ideal for this size of sail.

Also I am considering a drop down sail from the 11m has anyone any recomendations, I am currently looking at a 8.7m H2 and a Severne 8.6m Turbo, has anybody tried both? and what size fin for either of these sails? I have a 52cm R13 NR race but I bet this will be too small.

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Old 6th June 2011, 03:58 AM   #15
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Martin,

I have no experience with the board, but the 58cm fin should be fine. To maximize early planing and upwind capability with the 11.0, the 62cm fin is a good call, but the 58 will give you a much better overall range and you won't sacrifice much with the early planing. Upwind is likely a non issue unless you are racing on upwind/downwind courses.

I have a formula 160 and have raced with sails from 11.0 down to 6.6. (not the norm by any means with the smaller sails, but I am an old guy, weigh 78kg and have raced a few times in 30 knots on the formula board. I was only interested in survival and finishing.

With that said, I drop from my 11.0 to a 9.2, then 8.4, then 7.6. My favorite sail is the 9.2 and is a reasonable jump down from the 11.0. 11.0 to 8.6 as you suggest is OK, but it's a big gap.

I don't have a fin recommendation for the smaller 8 meter sails, but I wouldn't go shopping until you get some water time on the 58cm first to see how it does with the smaller sails.

If you don't have adjustable outhauls on your sails for this board, it would be a wise investment. Fewer trips to the beach for adjustments, less re-rigging, fewer fins, less stress in the gusts and more fun.

I am anxious to here more about this board. I may go that way when I wear out my formula 160.
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Old 6th June 2011, 09:19 PM   #16
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Thanks again Ken for your response. I just sold my 9.2m and my next sail down is a 7.2 so I just thought the 8.7 a good middle ground, am just trying to reduce my sail collection down a bit. There maybe a lightly damaged second hand US available soon at my local shop if they don't do me a bit of a discount!
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Old 6th June 2011, 11:03 PM   #17
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Martin,

I understand the desire to reduce your quiver size and an 8.7 will fit fine between the 11 and 7.2. The down side is that the range of the 11.0 (at least for me) is about 8-13 knots. Other younger, stronger guys can carry an 11.0 to near 20 knots (up wind/down wind - not reaching). At your weight with the 8.7, you will likely plane in 10 knots (a few white caps) with some pumping. At 12 knots, you will not have a problem, so it looks like you may have everything covered if you have steady winds.

Where I live, we have gusty variable winds where I have to choose between being overpowered occasionally or slogging occasionally, but usually its both no matter what I rig.
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Old 7th June 2011, 04:25 PM   #18
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It can be a bit gusty and variable here too but generally not to bad. I have now ordered the Pryde 8.7, I really did want to get one of those Turbo's but the dealer network here in the UK is very poor with no official importer so I could be waiting a long time whereas the Pryde will be here tomorrow. I already owned an 490 X9 so I suppose it made sense. The other downside to the Severnes is the fact that the built in pulley is the other way around to most other makes and doesn't work with my North shox extension so you have to buy the dedicated Severne extension and thread it through four pulleys which is time consuming (if anyone from Severne is reading this take note!).

My Enigma 210-260 boom has just turned up and what a piece or kit. So light yet so strong, can't wait to try it.
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Old 8th June 2011, 04:30 AM   #19
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North shox can easily be adjusted to fit the severne pulley angle. cost: about 20 dollars
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Old 8th June 2011, 12:10 PM   #20
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What do they do to it for $20?
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