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Created by saltyheaven > 9 months ago, 28 Sep 2015
cammd
QLD, 3083 posts
19 Nov 2018 5:01PM
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Can10 said..
Nice
Which is that sail? Full batten but no cambers....Surface ? 8.5 m2?



It's a Barracouta custom 9.5mtr (I think), 4 x full battens 1 x half batten and no cams, the luff is just over 520 and the clew is about 238

Jethrow
NSW, 1119 posts
19 Nov 2018 5:18PM
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Great to see the repairs went well!

BSN101
WA, 2053 posts
19 Nov 2018 3:21PM
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cammd said..
A bit of lightwind cruising footage on my Dobelman D2 a couple of weeks ago while my kids were training with the Techno squad



smoked the Technos!

515
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4 Dec 2018 12:55PM
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longandheavy said..
SAILBOARD - OPEN CLASS - 1982?
Hello DII community, maybe it 's OT, but maybe somebody can help. I can 't find any info about this SAILBOARD. Serial Nr. 4639240682 /so I suppose can be June 1982?/. Central sticker proudly says: 3x World Champion, Open Class 1981 USA. Probably it wasn 't DII, but hull is rounded enough :). I 'll appreciate any info: comments, memories, data, brochures. Thanks.
P.S: and thanks once more for previous answers and comments concerning Lechner dimensions, technique and tuning









There was one for sale here in the ACT recently , i wonder how well the plastic construction would last after 35 years or so.

this is mine in 1984 ;




Hey Doug,

"Long time listener- first time caller"
Div 2 are great to sail upwind 'on the rail' in flat water in 10knots, depending on sail size.
Then threshold to sail raceboard on the rail in straps then plane on reaches.
Hey you did the Montague Island race on that board for 4th place finish behind F2 lighting's - that must have taken some skill in planning open ocean conditions

Cheers
Greg

fjdoug
ACT, 517 posts
4 Dec 2018 8:33PM
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515 said..


fjdoug said..



longandheavy said..
SAILBOARD - OPEN CLASS - 1982?
Hello DII community, maybe it 's OT, but maybe somebody can help. I can 't find any info about this SAILBOARD. Serial Nr. 4639240682 /so I suppose can be June 1982?/. Central sticker proudly says: 3x World Champion, Open Class 1981 USA. Probably it wasn 't DII, but hull is rounded enough :). I 'll appreciate any info: comments, memories, data, brochures. Thanks.
P.S: and thanks once more for previous answers and comments concerning Lechner dimensions, technique and tuning











There was one for sale here in the ACT recently , i wonder how well the plastic construction would last after 35 years or so.

this is mine in 1984 ;




Hey Doug,

"Long time listener- first time caller"
Div 2 are great to sail upwind 'on the rail' in flat water in 10knots, depending on sail size.
Then threshold to sail raceboard on the rail in straps then plane on reaches.
Hey you did the Montague Island race on that board for 4th place finish behind F2 lighting's - that must have taken some skill in planning open ocean conditions

Cheers
Greg



hey Greg ; wow, long time !
I reckon the lightnings were Dave Pitchford, Craig Sinclair and Greg.
PM sent .

515
653 posts
5 Dec 2018 6:24AM
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Hi Doug,
That was an awesome event, is it still raced?
Dave was always at the pointy end of the fleet and with a bigger sail smoked us. I remember having the lead over Craig (with identical gear) for most of the race but as we got closer to shore his surfing knowledge saw his past me. Like Jimmy Spital in SF Americas Cup never gave up

Div 2 were fun on the lake and seeing some harder chine designs should be easier to sail downwind. I guess some of the raceboard sup may influence board design!?

Have pm, talk soon.

Cheers
Greg

Can10
173 posts
8 Dec 2018 2:40AM
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Hi Guys,

Time to organize your next trip to Europe

www.facebook.com/events/705474016495149/

fjdoug
ACT, 517 posts
8 Dec 2018 10:55AM
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this has been listed for a while , surprised its still available ;

www.seabreeze.com.au/Classifieds/Windsurfing-Boards/~-foov/Crit-D2.aspx?_page=1&search=MsVd7Fn%2F%2FIpuybkc9lQwMCA8qD9WgW97

Can10
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29 Dec 2018 9:09AM
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Can10 said..
Hi Guys,

Time to organize your next trip to Europe

www.facebook.com/events/705474016495149/


Here is poster


MinniTheMoocher
1 posts
26 Feb 2019 4:55PM
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Hi Folks. Great & thanks to have a WS/SB Forum.
Any Div II active in WA, Perth? Proud owner of Mistral Comp and Windglider (true fossils).
But keen to see or be part of the ww resurrection/renaissance in WA & even Oz.
MtM

BSN101
WA, 2053 posts
26 Feb 2019 6:11PM
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MinniTheMoocher said..
Hi Folks. Great & thanks to have a WS/SB Forum.
Any Div II active in WA, Perth? Proud owner of Mistral Comp and Windglider (true fossils).
But keen to see or be part of the ww resurrection/renaissance in WA & even Oz.
MtM


Check out Windsurfer racing at mounts bay yacht club thread in WA heading

Can10
173 posts
28 Feb 2019 2:59AM
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MinniTheMoocher said..
Hi Folks. Great & thanks to have a WS/SB Forum.
Any Div II active in WA, Perth? Proud owner of Mistral Comp and Windglider (true fossils).
But keen to see or be part of the ww resurrection/renaissance in WA & even Oz.
MtM


Hello Minni,

Browse that old thread also...

www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Windsurfing/General/division-2-windsurfers-Where-have-they-gone

There are D2 sailors in AUS but sparse...

Regroup by small regional cohorts (3-4 D2) ...Then organize one national Event / year.

Don't give up...Let passion driving you.

Cheers

Eric

515
653 posts
28 Feb 2019 3:53PM
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Canberra is the perfect spot with light winds and flat water to get a bigger fleet in ideal conditions.
Upwind on the rail not too scary on the downwind.

Can10
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7 Mar 2019 10:00PM
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515 said..
Canberra is the perfect spot with light winds and flat water to get a bigger fleet in ideal conditions.
Upwind on the rail not too scary on the downwind.


Yep, try regroup - It starts with a Saturday afternoon D2 sailing between friends, not forgetting the barbecue and good beers

timbat
NSW, 33 posts
10 Mar 2019 7:17AM
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515 said..
Canberra is the perfect spot with light winds and flat water to get a bigger fleet in ideal conditions.
Upwind on the rail not too scary on the downwind.


I agree! Had a great sail on my Lechner yesterday on the lake. Comfortably powered up with a 7.5 doing a nice 10knots to windward on the rail. Forgot how much I love that feeling on the Lechner. Peak speed of 15 knots not quite enough to burn off Doug ;) Time to fit a footstrap!

AUS 814
NSW, 451 posts
26 Nov 2019 12:42PM
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With all of the longboard talk revolving around the LT these days just letting you know we had 2 Lechners and a Davidson racing at Saratoga Sailing Club NSW on Sunday. All rigged with 9.5 RB sails for the 5 to 15knot breeze. All sailors upon returning to the club could not wipe the smiles of their faces. We sometimes forget that railing a D2 board upwind is one of windsurfings great joys . Its a pity few people get to experience it , pure joy combined with exceptional speed

cammd
QLD, 3083 posts
26 Nov 2019 6:55PM
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My DB2 developed a split down the join about 50cm long, I thought I was getting good at sailing it but turned out filling it with water makes it less wobbly.

Contemplating splitting the whole thing in half, do some proper repairs to a couple of weak spots and sticking back together, just not sure what that will entail or how hard it will be

MoffatBeach
QLD, 4 posts
21 May 2020 11:33AM
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Anyone interested in the Lechner A390 replicas being made in Slovenia? I am thinking of importing one to Sunshine Coast.

Paducah
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21 May 2020 11:37AM
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Anyone interested in the Lechner A390 replicas being made in Slovenia? I am thinking of importing one to Sunshine Coast.


Are these the guys? onehundredboardz.com/boards/division-ii/

MoffatBeach
QLD, 4 posts
21 May 2020 5:31PM
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Yep that's them. Sweet looking pieces of kit. Think I need one to cruise the Pumicestone passage.

Paducah
1862 posts
22 May 2020 1:03AM
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From their front page (which has more)


MatStirl
TAS, 136 posts
22 May 2020 7:36AM
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Div 2 boards do look fantastic but our sport is split into so many factions. Around the bouy racing is a small percentage of the sport and even that is split into at least 8 classes!

I don't mind if I'm not sailing the best race gear but i just want to race the same gear. It also should be cheap and beginners can learn on it.

Don't mean to offend and just my personal view on trying to grow the sport and build fleets/stop the contraction. I'm sure if I sailed a Div 2 board in the light stuff I'd think it was great.

cammd
QLD, 3083 posts
22 May 2020 7:43AM
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MoffatBeach said..
Yep that's them. Sweet looking pieces of kit. Think I need one to cruise the Pumicestone passage.


I have a couple of DIV2's, if you get one I would be keen to go for sail.

cammd
QLD, 3083 posts
22 May 2020 8:22AM
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Reading the website they list 3 options for construction with different weights

Glass 16kg
Glass-Carbon 15kg
Carbon 14kg

They must be well over 300lts but with weight less than a cobra built Raceboard. I wonder about the durability and price. At 16kg the glass construction is on par with a modern Raceboard and I am guessing it is a very durable option.

Another well know brand is producing a new model Raceboard and they commented on FB that modern sandwich construction (cobra built) is the only option these days, hmmmm. I wonder if these DB2's will prove that a lighter more durable board can be produced and sold for less than the 6K that a modern Raceboard will cost to buy.

Makes me think changes to the RB Class Rules regarding approved production boards need to be revisited.

MoffatBeach
QLD, 4 posts
22 May 2020 5:19PM
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cammd said..

MoffatBeach said..
Yep that's them. Sweet looking pieces of kit. Think I need one to cruise the Pumicestone passage.



I have a couple of DIV2's, if you get one I would be keen to go for sail.


Righto will definitely share the news if I splash out!

MoffatBeach
QLD, 4 posts
22 May 2020 5:20PM
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MatStirl said..
Div 2 boards do look fantastic but our sport is split into so many factions. Around the bouy racing is a small percentage of the sport and even that is split into at least 8 classes!

I don't mind if I'm not sailing the best race gear but i just want to race the same gear. It also should be cheap and beginners can learn on it.

Don't mean to offend and just my personal view on trying to grow the sport and build fleets/stop the contraction. I'm sure if I sailed a Div 2 board in the light stuff I'd think it was great.


Nah you're right. One design racing is my cup of tea too.

timbat
NSW, 33 posts
29 Jun 2020 9:41PM
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fjdoug said..
( a little bit of ) Winter sailing in Canberra ;



Shows the grace of the D2 upwind for sure!

xWx
7 posts
20 Jul 2020 10:29AM
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I have bruno Sainval 13127 I think it's same age as D2 I'm breaking my mind to attach Dagger boards. I think I'm missing a peace but I don't know what exacly because Daggerboards are to big and simply falling into the hole .
Here is the picture:
Thanks

xWx
7 posts
21 Jul 2020 5:03AM
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Created new topic for the question maybe this one is not good. Thanks.



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