myiW Current Conditions and Forecasts Community Forums Buy and Sell Services
 
Hi guest · myAccount · Log in
 SearchSearch   ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   RegisterRegister 
Ops! Finally got rescued!
Goto page 1, 2  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    iWindsurf Community Forum Index -> Southwest USA, Hawaii, Mexico
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
dvCali



Joined: 23 Aug 2007
Posts: 1301

PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2021 8:39 pm    Post subject: Ops! Finally got rescued! Reply with quote

After 35 years of sailing the Bay Area I finally got rescued! I am out with my RRD FSW 90 in its slolomish trim (that is overpowered ACX 6.0 and K4 Fang 30 cm) when the the fin simply sheers off ... did not hit anything, it just broke neat at the base.

I am quite outside at the Stick, and even if I can actually sort of make it toward shore the 6.0 is big, the wind is strong, and I am getting tired quick. Off come the VHF radio, and the San Francisco police comes with their board in about 10 minutes! Very nice guys, they take me back to shore and the story ends with just a bit of a beat up sail.

Moral of the story: not so sure any longer about a plastic fin for free-race/ride overpowered conditions! Time to get a tectonics Falcon ...



IMG_1982.jpg
 Description:
 Filesize:  315.55 KB
 Viewed:  11533 Time(s)

IMG_1982.jpg


Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
ctuna



Joined: 27 Jun 1995
Posts: 1060
Location: Santa Cruz Ca

PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2021 8:58 pm    Post subject: glad you are safe. Reply with quote

glad you are safe.

Police came with there board?
Don't they have some kind of powered craft?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
dllee



Joined: 03 Jul 2009
Posts: 5181
Location: East Bay

PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2021 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would have been nice to have side bites.
I can slog across the wind fin-less, but downwind is impossible.
Op'd very hard, but it's a matter of sheeting out, feet spread, not planing, and windward rail down.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
dllee



Joined: 03 Jul 2009
Posts: 5181
Location: East Bay

PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2021 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh...I got the 32, on your recommendation....but it spins out mercilessly.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
dvCali



Joined: 23 Aug 2007
Posts: 1301

PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2021 9:58 pm    Post subject: Re: glad you are safe. Reply with quote

ctuna wrote:
glad you are safe.

Police came with there board?
Don't they have some kind of powered craft?

Yes, they have a big rescue boat. Very nice guys ... I am glad we pay taxes!!!!

Lee, yes I did exactly that with the board, wide stance, board tilted, but with the 6.0 in 4.7 conditions it was quite an effort and I was out quite east and loosing ground fast ... if I did not have the radio I would probably had made it to shore but better safe than sorry!

I actually liked the K4 Fang 30 a lot, and never really had any spin out problem ... but I am not going to buy a second one!!!!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
dllee



Joined: 03 Jul 2009
Posts: 5181
Location: East Bay

PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2021 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 32 is pristine, 7 days used, maybe 100 spinouts by 2 different users, both old school. No backfoot pressure would help solve the problem.
IS dragfree, slippery, and very fast.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Goodwind



Joined: 06 May 2005
Posts: 299
Location: On water

PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2021 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First time I saw disabled sailor being dropped off at stick's Windsurfer Cycle because S.F. Police was deployed. Coast Guard would take you to Oyster Point instead.


IMG_0138__SF-Police.jpg
 Description:
 Filesize:  359.69 KB
 Viewed:  11481 Time(s)

IMG_0138__SF-Police.jpg


Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
combs



Joined: 01 Apr 1997
Posts: 121

PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2021 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been able to self rescue after losing a fin by attaching my harness to the end of the board, with the hook down to replace the fin. Pretty easy to slog a board this way.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
dvCali



Joined: 23 Aug 2007
Posts: 1301

PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2021 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

combs wrote:
I have been able to self rescue after losing a fin by attaching my harness to the end of the board, with the hook down to replace the fin. Pretty easy to slog a board this way.

Thank you for the mansplaining, not so easy when grossly overpowerd in off shore winds and having to go upwind.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
cgoudie1



Joined: 10 Apr 2006
Posts: 2508
Location: Killer Sturgeon Cove

PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2021 11:00 am    Post subject: Re: Ops! Finally got rescued! Reply with quote

I've sheared off a G10 fin in exactly the same way, so probably no safer.
Maybe carbon?

-Craig

dvCali wrote:


Moral of the story: not so sure any longer about a plastic fin for free-race/ride overpowered conditions! Time to get a tectonics Falcon ...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    iWindsurf Community Forum Index -> Southwest USA, Hawaii, Mexico All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Goto page 1, 2  Next
Page 1 of 2

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You can attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum

myiW | Weather | Community | Membership | Support | Log in
like us on facebook
© Copyright 1999-2007 WeatherFlow, Inc Contact Us Ad Marketplace

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group