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Created by Chrisbede > 9 months ago, 6 Jul 2013
Chrisbede
NSW, 3 posts
6 Jul 2013 9:15PM
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Hi. We need some help please. Myself and my children where given 3 old windsurfer boards with sails, masks, and the things you hang on to. As we
all haven't had anything to do with this sport and it is all new to us we are
very excited to see if we can get a least one of these up and running by this
Summer. So far by doing some research it looks like we a missing 3
universals and one of the center fins. After asking around I have found that
there are parts out there for these old dinosaurs but you just have to know where
to look. I am quite happy to hand over a few $$$ for the right parts and allso happy to swap one of the boards for a few parts it would take to fix the other
two. We are on the Central Coast so if there is anyone from Newcastle to Sydney
that can help us out please let us know.

Regards
Chris



Milsy
NSW, 1176 posts
7 Jul 2013 9:16AM
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good luck chris, its wind surf'n' snow, at longreef, sydney,,,, if your on the central coast, you can turn up at canton, on any given weekend when the winds blowin, and there is heaps of sailors that would be happy to have a look, say gday, etc, good luck man

deejay8204
QLD, 557 posts
7 Jul 2013 11:22AM
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Hi Chris,

The first board looks like a TC Spacer, You may be able to get away with buying a Uni-Joint with a Euro-Pin to fit into the base on the board.
The second board looks to be a Windsurfer One Design and the third possibly a Bombora of some sort?

Can we get some more pics of the boards and accessories you have received to help in identification please.

Mark _australia
WA, 20365 posts
7 Jul 2013 9:30AM
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^^^ agreed.
So a uni to fit the first will not be hard, a daggerboard for the second should be likewise - easy enough - and the third I would probably throw out.

deejay8204
QLD, 557 posts
7 Jul 2013 12:00PM
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The TC (Ten Cate) is actually a really nice board to sail. It can sail in Light winds around the 10-15knt easy, as well as sail comfortably in 15-20knt. You may not find any of the original extensions or bases for this board but they are pretty easy to modify to modern gear.

The One Design is best in the 15-20knt winds I find using a 5-6mt sail, but will sail in lighter winds with a large 7-8mt+ sail. It will also be the easiest to find parts for: http://www.originalwindsurfer.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=OW&Category_Code=Parts

This is the universal base needed for the Windsurfer One Design: www.originalwindsurfer.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=OW&Product_Code=Tee&Category_Code=Parts

The Third which I still think is a Bombora will be the hardest to find parts for. They are not the best boards to sail, but not the worst either. I agree with Mark on getting rid of that one and sticking with the other two.

If you are ever up this way. I sail all the above boards quite often if you ever need a hand.

Did you get all the tail fins with the boards as well? The fins are probably the most expensive part to buy.

clarence
TAS, 979 posts
7 Jul 2013 8:26PM
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From the graphics I'd be fairly certain the first board is a BIC (210s model from 1986 or thereabouts). Finding a pin to suit the mast track (as opposed to the universal joint) could be very very difficult IMO.

Board 2 is a pre 1988 one design. There is a one design thread on this forum which may assist. Parts for this will be easiest to find and it is the best board to learn on. For a beginner I would suggest a 4 or 5 sqm sail to start on this board.

Board 3 appears to be a bombora. From the lack of adjustable mast track and centreboard (from what the photo shows) it would most likely be a shortboard (eg tri fin or antarctica) which would be total crap to learn on. The model names of the bomboras were embossed on the tail of boards from that era. If it is a "south pacific" or "big toy" I'd get it going.

There are often old one designs for sale on ebay and gumtree. For that matter it may be easier to get a whole second hand setup that is complete rather than chase around fiddly pieces to make yours work. It is often possible to buy a whole second hand setup ready to go, in pretty good condition, for $50 to $200 on gumtree or ebay. Be aware many sellers will say "great beginners board" on those sites, and many of them aren't. As a very rough rule of thumb, if it doesn't have a centreboard, it will be crap to learn on.

Clarence

paddymac
WA, 935 posts
7 Jul 2013 7:26PM
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Hi Chris, great to see you interested in windsurfing, it's a fantastic sport. I highly recommend taking some lessons first, you will progress much faster than trying to learn by yourself on the longboards. As soon as you've learnt the basics you'll have a lot more fun on the boards you have. Most places that teach have gear designed specifically for first timers - very wide boards that are more stable than yours and very small/light sails that are easy to pull out of the water and hang on to.

Good luck! Don't be afraid to ask for help on seabreeze.

deejay8204
QLD, 557 posts
7 Jul 2013 10:50PM
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clarence said..

From the graphics I'd be fairly certain the first board is a BIC (210s model from 1986 or thereabouts). Finding a pin to suit the mast track (as opposed to the universal joint) could be very very difficult IMO.

Clarence



I agreed on the BIC 210S Just noticed the foot straps and the graphics. I thought they used a something like this but with Europin Style length in that track?








I have the BIC 200SL so I should have picked that up . Anyways. It would make a nice progression board from a One Design or longboard. Mine is the Tri-fin although I only use a single fin. It is easy to tack, gybe and sail. The 210S should be ok to learn on as they are reasonably stable and buoyant. Im 83kg and can up-haul easily on the 200SL.

This is my BIC 200SL, Not the fastest board but fun to ride.





Chrisbede
NSW, 3 posts
9 Jul 2013 9:22PM
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Mark _australia said..

^^^ agreed.
So a uni to fit the first will not be hard, a daggerboard for the second should be likewise - easy enough - and the third I would probably throw out.


Thank you everyone for all your input. All of you have been very helpfully



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