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Old 5th February 2014, 07:07 PM   #1
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Default Replacement for Rio

I have been using a Starboard Rio for two years now, and I am able to get into the footstraps and do planing. As I am getting betther at it, the Rio dosnt feel that fast anymore.
Have been thinking about getting something faster, thats also easier to carry from the car, to the beach.

There is a Starboard Futura 131 with a 8.5m sail, which I can get quite cheap. I am thinking about buying this pakage, keeping the 6.0m sail from the Rio, and then sell the Rio.

Should I buy the Futura, or wait for something else to show up in the used marked?

The wind conditions I am sailing in, are from 7 to 25 knot (not really sure about this)
Using seat harness.
My weight 92 kg.
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Old 5th February 2014, 11:15 PM   #2
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The Futura 131 (what year model) should be a fairly easy transition from the Rio (which Rio (S/M/L)) if you have been sailing the Rio in the footstraps with the center board retracted.
You will probably need one more sail....6.0-8.5 is a bit more gap than is really comfortable.
Hope this helps,
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