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RB Storm sail

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Created by olskool Two weeks ago, 20 Nov 2019
olskool
QLD, 1579 posts
20 Nov 2019 11:45AM
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Hey Crew! Get a load of this. I sail Golden beach Sunshine coast. Picked up a used RB 9.5 recently. First day out , last Sunday arvo. Only light wind with a BIG BLACK storm brewing in the distance.
So i sailed right up until the lightning was crackin too close for comfort. Like way too close.
Chucked my 380 Phantom n sail up under a tree. Then it hit. Pelting hail, about the size of golfballs. Ahhh WHOOPS !! Not much i could do but stand under shelter n watch my new toy get shredded.
Not a panel intact.
Hail n sails just dont mix.
So ive got a supply of battens n cams if anyone needs em.
Anyone got a GOOD cheap 9.5 severne RB laying around?
Darkman.




Rodskeg
NSW, 35 posts
20 Nov 2019 1:33PM
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www.seabreeze.com.au/Classifieds/Windsurfing-Sails/~lqhdw/2018-Severne-Reflex-R7-97-metre.aspx?_page=1&search=P6K%2Ftsb2rZrARE%2BQ6m0Zxw%3D%3D

AUS 814
NSW, 339 posts
20 Nov 2019 2:08PM
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Might be cheaper just to get that panel replaced

ballast
QLD, 435 posts
20 Nov 2019 3:03PM
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Not just that panel unfortunately.
Holes in every panel.
How was your car?
My roof has a few dints.

olskool
QLD, 1579 posts
20 Nov 2019 3:39PM
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^ 100 series survived no dents. Thats a plus!

olskool
QLD, 1579 posts
20 Nov 2019 3:52PM
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Rodskeg, my sail is 9.5m Raceboard sail. Not a death sleeve floppy leach thing.

fjdoug
ACT, 446 posts
20 Nov 2019 5:14PM
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olskool said..
Hey Crew! Get a load of this. I sail Golden beach Sunshine coast. Picked up a used RB 9.5 recently. First day out , last Sunday arvo. Only light wind with a BIG BLACK storm brewing in the distance.
So i sailed right up until the lightning was crackin too close for comfort. Like way too close.
Chucked my 380 Phantom n sail up under a tree. Then it hit. Pelting hail, about the size of golfballs. Ahhh WHOOPS !! Not much i could do but stand under shelter n watch my new toy get shredded.
Not a panel intact.
Hail n sails just dont mix.
So ive got a supply of battens n cams if anyone needs em.
Anyone got a GOOD cheap 9.5 severne RB laying around?
Darkman.





yes i do ;

www.seabreeze.com.au/Classifieds/Windsurfing-Boards/~lhyhl/2014-Starboard-Phantom-377L-377-cm-297-litres.aspx?_page=1&search=iVVAl2umBXmHLC7VP1FIeA%3D%3D

Imax1
VIC, 2332 posts
21 Nov 2019 9:11AM
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OUCH
HOWS THE BOARD ?

awg
SA, 2 posts
21 Nov 2019 9:53AM
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Having seen pics of carbon fibre fishing rods hit by lightning, I'm always wary of approaching lightning. Carbon Fibre conducts really well!

olskool
QLD, 1579 posts
21 Nov 2019 1:45PM
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Imax1, yeah the 380 Phantom survived no problemo.

Tardy
3189 posts
21 Nov 2019 12:24PM
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bad luck ...kinda late in the year for hail ..hey ....

olskool
QLD, 1579 posts
22 Nov 2019 1:18AM
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^ We rarely get hail here at Caloundra. Let alone big damaging stuff. Oh well back to using the 9.5 lion on the RB. But it just doesnt have the lightwind grunt of an RB sail.



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