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rtz



Joined: 31 Oct 2010
Posts: 127
Location: Oklahoma City

PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:41 pm    Post subject: Good van video Reply with quote

Nice setup:

https://youtu.be/dn8olFim6KM
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dllee



Joined: 03 Jul 2009
Posts: 3788
Location: East Bay

PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why bother?
"When I take them out, I take ALL of them out"......
OTOH, we do tend to stuff too much old gear into our ProMaster.
7 boards (one Formula), 14 sails, 5 booms, and 12 masts.
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PeconicPuffin



Joined: 07 Jun 2004
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think that's a good van layout at all. It's a box with a lot of stuff in it, but in terms of a vehicle that makes it easy to roll up to a launch, lay your hands on exactly what you need as quickly as possible, and rig, I'd give it a grade of D. Boards stacked on top of one another, head + high? None of the boards has fins mounted.

A number of us have vans from which we can pull any board without having to move other gear...that board is ready to sail. We can do the same with masts booms extensions. That means we get on the water fast at the beginning of a sesh, and off the water fast at the end. It means changing boards and sails is easier to do, which makes you more likely to use the right sail and board. Etc. If someone gave me that van to windsurf out of, the first thing I'd do is strip it. Then I'd start over.

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swchandler



Joined: 08 Nov 1993
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have 7 boards in my Chevy van, and that means that I have to do some jockeying around to get at some stuff. Still though, I don't have to take anything out of the van to rig anything I have. However, to sleep in my van, I have to remove one board, but that includes a good size platform area where I can sit, change or easily set-up to cook food in the van. Pretty much everything is on the driver side, except for that one board.

I've been using the same arrangement that I designed and built for almost 20 years. It's bulletproof, especially with the custom stainless steel rack. But I have to admit, being designed and built so long ago, I'm not set up for real wide boards on the rack. My widest board is only 63.5cms.
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