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rtz



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:39 pm    Post subject: Good small sail sizes to have? Reply with quote

What's a good small sail setup to have?


So I basically have a 4.5m then a 5.6m. I'm not using my 4.7 and 5.5 Chinook PowerGlides in high winds again. It's like having a sail made from a sheet of plywood and it whips around like a flag.


Seeing as they make 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 4.8, 4.9 etc. all or some? Which ones? Same for the 5.0 - 5.5m sizes.
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dllee



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What wind? Exactly.
What skill? Exactly.
What board? Exactly.
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rtz



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The wind on Thursday for example. I'm still a beginner on a 240L Viper.


http://www.usairnet.com/cgi-bin/launch/code.cgi?Submit=Go&sta=KPWA&state=OK
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grantmac017



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd rig a ~7.5 and quit when it dies.
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joethewindsufa



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

where i live, i do not go in south winds
20 mph is about 7.0, but 25 is more like 6.3 or smaller !!

major drop in wind chart and it is time to go as stated

and not so sure about your boat with those sails ...
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manuel



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please look at my calculator inside the sail spread section.
Then let me know if you have more questions.

http://windsurfing.lepicture.com/tips-and-tricks/#section-faq

There's also a section about how to know whether the sail is rigged correctly.

Flapping is a means to exhaust/spill/evacuate wind surplus.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

grantmac017 wrote:
I'd rig a ~7.5 and quit when it dies.


FYI that would be on your board. I'd be on a 122L or possibly 95L depending on how steady it was and rigging either a 5.7 or 5.3 again depending.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is Mary Jane legal in Oklahoma ?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

who is Mary Jane Embarassed
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techno900



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I sailed in the Dallas area for 27 years and is not that much different than OKC. I got by very well with a 4.0, 4.5, 5.2, 6.0, 6.4 and larger...……. I weight 170 and used the sails on boards between 90L and 105L. This covers winds from 20 to 30+. Winds under 20 and I am on bigger boards and sails.
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