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gwandsh



Joined: 02 Aug 2016
Posts: 38

PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:36 am    Post subject: Volume of purple Realwind fish? Reply with quote

Have heard the 247 purple fish could be 68 ltr or 72 ltr. Anybody know for sure?
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surfersteve



Joined: 24 Apr 2007
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

72l. Baby blue is 66L. Pretty sure these are accurate
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hydro



Joined: 19 May 2000
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I owned one when it first came out and I think Rob said it was about 72 l
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nada



Joined: 21 Apr 1994
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My wife had the purple one and I had the blue fish. Purple is quoted at 72; blue at 90, but they both rode "corkier" than that, so I have my doubts about the hard accuracy of those listed numbers.

I don't know about Rob's non-fish boards, but consensus I've heard across the gorge is that the stated volumes on the fish were a bit lower than the actual float.

That said, 3-4 liters is not going to radically change the board's range or performance window. We both loved sailing them - very accessible shapes with big range and they hooked us on multi-fins - but have moved into more modern designs.

Prices on used RW hulls have collapsed in last few years, so you should be able to score one cheap. Just be sure you have a plan for the proprietary fin box issue!
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dllee



Joined: 03 Jul 2009
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still got 5 Meritex fins layingaround.
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flaherty



Joined: 01 May 1997
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the 247 fish and the yellow 250 pin tail. They seem to sail about the same. But I think the 247 is a few liters less. To me the yellow pin tail sails much nicer than the purple fish. So I hardly if ever use the purple board.
I also have the white 255 which I think is 80 liters. I love RW boards. The meritex fin is a drawback, though.
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bert



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 80L Realwind was my main board 10 yrs back..


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