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  Topic: Plastic Tug Cleats

Replies: 18
Views: 16692

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:42 pm   Subject: Plastic Tug Cleats
I like the Clamcleat CL262 (the one with longer arms than CL261). Less fiddly than the Chinook crank. My arm strength is decreasing with age, but the cleat still works well for me.

Thank you to th ...
  Topic: Where We Sailed Today

Replies: 2946
Views: 1701474

PostForum: Southwest USA, Hawaii, Mexico   Posted: Fri May 12, 2017 4:49 pm   Subject: What got me in
My first real notice of windsurfing was seeing gear on top of a colleague's car, and asking him what it was. This was in Mountain View, CA, circa 1986-87.

By October of 1993 I had somehow begun re ...
  Topic: Board bags

Replies: 3
Views: 14419

PostForum: Industry News & Promotions   Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 3:56 pm   Subject: Re: I bet those really flutter if roof racked
I bet those really flutter if roof racked
It takes a real tight fit to prevent that.

I have an aging Da Kine bag (very degraded and shredded after 5 years with lots of time in the sun) for my main ...
  Topic: Blog: Most powerful hurricane ever: Update 5

Replies: 12
Views: 9556

PostForum: Southwest USA, Hawaii, Mexico   Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2015 11:59 am   Subject: Blog: Most powerful hurricane ever: Update 5
At 200 MPH for a cylinder 400 cm x 3cm I calculate a force of around 480 N. Suppose a 100kg sailor were a point mass with no additional surface area. 0.5g acceleration from just holding onto the mas ...
  Topic: Stretching wet suit difficult to zip up

Replies: 20
Views: 18270

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2015 3:49 pm   Subject: Stretching wet suit difficult to zip up
I have found that my (poorly maintained and overstuffed) wetsuit is much easier to zip if I kneel or sit on the ground while zipping up. Without trying to analyze mechanics that I cannot see, I will ...
  Topic: voodoo winds at stinson

Replies: 7
Views: 7829

PostForum: Southwest USA, Hawaii, Mexico   Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:48 pm   Subject: voodoo winds at stinson
It is reported that a group of 54 kayakers were rescued from Tomales Bay Saturday night after encountering sudden intense wind around 10PM.

They were on a nighttime excursion to look at bioluminesc ...
  Topic: Locking your keyless entry vehicle

Replies: 12
Views: 10554

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 6:10 pm   Subject: Locking your keyless entry vehicle
Aquapac's key pouch works fairly well, but the seam is not especially robust and can open up, so it is best to keep a spare pouch or two and to check the seam before each session. I use it with an or ...

Replies: 12
Views: 13971

PostForum: Southwest USA, Hawaii, Mexico   Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 8:45 pm   Subject: WHINY GIRLES AT SHERMAN ACCESS ABOUT PARKING.
Finally: photographic documentation of the mechano-miscegenative act that resulted in the Nissan Murano and Juke.
  Topic: beginner intermediate board?

Replies: 37
Views: 25687

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 8:32 pm   Subject: beginner intermediate board?
Twin fins can give an advantage if your sailing site tends to be shallow, because you can use shorter fins.

If your site tends to be both shallow and weedy, twin weed fins look spiffy but (in eel g ...
  Topic: sunburned fingers - has this happened to anyone else?

Replies: 13
Views: 9102

PostForum: Southwest USA, Hawaii, Mexico   Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 1:57 pm   Subject: sunburned fingers - has this happened to anyone else?
I'd suspect poison oak or other contact dermatitis, or contact with or ingestion of a photosensitizer. I once was prescribed a course of doxycycline for malaria prophylaxis, and was cautioned to wear ...
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