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  Topic: Southern California is on Fire!
rhorton1

Replies: 21
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PostForum: Southwest USA, Hawaii, Mexico   Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:35 pm   Subject: Southern California is on Fire!
Moving (back) to So-Cal from the Pac NW this summer... and these pictures make me not-so-sad to be missing the windy season in the Gorge! Glad to see you're getting wind!
  Topic: Why is the mast cap strap 3' long?
rhorton1

Replies: 3
Views: 1961

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:49 pm   Subject: Why is the mast cap strap 3' long?
Hang some sleigh bells off of it so no one jibes into you Very Happy Very Happy

I don't think it affects performance at all, so I just let mine flap in the wind. Some sails, like my old Ezzys, came with two hea ...
  Topic: Repairing soft spot from mast ding
rhorton1

Replies: 11
Views: 8728

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:18 pm   Subject: Repairing soft spot from mast ding
I completed the repair on my WindSUP today. The damage was worse than expected after I pulled back the deck pad. There was approximately a 6" x 6" soft spot caused by the impact, as well as ...
  Topic: 2 the fella that bought a giant Ezzy @ last years swap
rhorton1

Replies: 0
Views: 2749

PostForum: Northwest USA & Canada   Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:56 pm   Subject: 2 the fella that bought a giant Ezzy @ last years swap
I find myself moving back to a light wind locale this June. If you find yourself using the sail (Ezzy Lion 9.5 and Gulftech 490 rdm) less than you intended, Shoot me a PM. I'd be interested in buying ...
  Topic: Affordable Windsurfing Cities on the Gulf & East Coasts
rhorton1

Replies: 42
Views: 30809

PostForum: Eastern and Central USA & Canada   Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:33 pm   Subject: Affordable Windsurfing Cities on the Gulf & East Coasts
Oh man, those pictures look great. I miss year-round opportunities for windsurfing. I used to windsurf in San Diego in January in a shortie 3/2 wetsuit. Living in Portland I haven't been in the water ...
  Topic: Affordable Windsurfing Cities on the Gulf & East Coasts
rhorton1

Replies: 42
Views: 30809

PostForum: Eastern and Central USA & Canada   Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:44 pm   Subject: Affordable Windsurfing Cities on the Gulf & East Coasts
Reviving this old thread as I get closer to graduation. Had a great interview for an engineering job with the Feds in Savannah, GA. Looks like Tybee Island is close enough to Savannah that I wouldn't ...
  Topic: I need a large WindSUP Foil Board
rhorton1

Replies: 15
Views: 10738

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:41 am   Subject: I need a large WindSUP Foil Board
I have heard nothing but rave reviews of the Hammer wind-sup. I would call and ask about this foil conversion.

http://blog.surfingsports.com/2016/07/foil-board.html#.WHxYJ1xtii4

Since the boards ...
  Topic: Carbon-Kevlar board layup
rhorton1

Replies: 23
Views: 14629

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:56 pm   Subject: Carbon-Kevlar board layup
I've given some thought to doing this as well. Where does one get the bamboo?

I picked up the bamboo veneer at a specialty wood shop in Portland - http://www.mrplywoodinc.com/

It comes in 4'x8' ...
  Topic: Carbon-Kevlar board layup
rhorton1

Replies: 23
Views: 14629

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:03 pm   Subject: Carbon-Kevlar board layup
Thanks all for the suggestions.

I wanted to add a layer of kevlar to increase ding resistance against mast dings and other tumbles while wind-supping. However, after looking at videos on the seabr ...
  Topic: Carbon-Kevlar board layup
rhorton1

Replies: 23
Views: 14629

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:50 am   Subject: Carbon-Kevlar board layup
Planning a wind-sup board build this year for tackling small ocean waves. Planning on a carbon-kevlar-bamboo sandwich construction. I've done my research and think that I've found a good glassing sche ...
 
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