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  Topic: questions about building a custom board
DelCarpenter

Replies: 7
Views: 5297

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2021 4:45 pm   Subject: questions about building a custom board
Thombiz; you are a windsurfing treasure.

Surfalex: I wish you luck. I hope you will feel good enough about your work you will sail any board you make no matter how much it weighs.\

Weight is on ...
  Topic: Great lakes wave sailing on a Kona one? Other board?
DelCarpenter

Replies: 15
Views: 7381

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2021 3:59 pm   Subject: Great lakes wave sailing on a Kona one? Other board?
I'm of no help on the waterstarting issue. Just chiming in to express my hope you will be able to keep the Kona One, if you also get a shortboard. We have the best class system for one design racing ...
  Topic: Used market is shrinking
DelCarpenter

Replies: 31
Views: 15252

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2021 3:45 pm   Subject: Used market is shrinking
I think all of the reasons mentioned so far are valid. The one that makes the most difference for me going forward is: fragmented marketplace.

I found my first board in the classified ad section o ...
  Topic: Winter Sailing
DelCarpenter

Replies: 27
Views: 16076

PostForum: Eastern and Central USA & Canada   Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:48 pm   Subject: Winter Sailing
"Winter Sailing".... that is easy for me; I just select whichever of ice, hard packed snow or a parking lot has a workable surface & wind.

"Winter windsurfing" is now beyo ...
  Topic: Best setup for windsurfing on snow
DelCarpenter

Replies: 21
Views: 19585

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:31 pm   Subject: Best setup for windsurfing on snow
Joe, thanks for the videos you show which prove to me my idea of using wake boards on snow will work. I think I'll get to try it out this weekend or Monday on 2-22-21. We have the snow, now need the ...
  Topic: Winter Sailing
DelCarpenter

Replies: 27
Views: 16076

PostForum: Eastern and Central USA & Canada   Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 6:20 pm   Subject: Winter Sailing
DrWind: in addition to looking good in your windsurfing, you have excellent taste in music.
  Topic: Best setup for windsurfing on snow
DelCarpenter

Replies: 21
Views: 19585

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 02, 2021 11:36 pm   Subject: Best setup for windsurfing on snow
In my experience the only snow that can be sailed is hard or packed snow. (I don't have any experience with really dry snow.) The snow in the video Joe posted is hard or packed snow.

When the snow ...
  Topic: Best setup for windsurfing on snow
DelCarpenter

Replies: 21
Views: 19585

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:01 pm   Subject: Best setup for windsurfing on snow
Snow sailing can be started with a minimal investment: buy used wake boards or used snow boards. Hardware store angle iron about 6 to 12 inches long can be bolted on both sides of the rear 1/3 of the ...
  Topic: Bent mast
DelCarpenter

Replies: 13
Views: 14615

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:32 pm   Subject: Bent mast
Used bent windsurfing masts should be sold to or used by people like me: alternative surface sailors who use windsurfing rigs to sail on packed snow, ice, or parking lots. Or to another variety of pe ...
  Topic: Tack
DelCarpenter

Replies: 53
Views: 27209

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:03 pm   Subject: Tack
As an inland sailor (Iowa, mostly), I think one of Coach G's remarks is either not actually correct or is for many irrelevant: "...but the vast majority of windsurfers sail at side shore venues ...
 
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