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Trash? or Treasure?

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Created by getsum Wednesday, 17 Apr 2019
getsum
NSW, 38 posts
Wednesday , 17 Apr 2019 4:59PM
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I got given this old unwanted klunker recently, it's in very good condition.

It seems such a waste to me no one wants this old stuff anymore. I was happy to have it.

Back in it's day it held the world production board speed record , in the open sea , at over 41 knots.

Puppy not included

gavnwend
NSW, 1004 posts
Wednesday , 17 Apr 2019 5:20PM
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It's a keeper! Fast in its day & probably still is.had a thommen when l first starded back in the day

Pacey
WA, 104 posts
Wednesday , 17 Apr 2019 3:24PM
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Put it in the classifieds, you'll sell it in no time

getsum
NSW, 38 posts
Wednesday , 17 Apr 2019 5:25PM
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gavnwend said..
It's a keeper! Fast in its day & probably still is.had a thommen when l first starded back in the day


I think your right.

I had a close look at it, I reckon it still would be very quick. It's 54cm wide and narrow in the tail.


gavnwend
NSW, 1004 posts
Wednesday , 17 Apr 2019 5:37PM
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^^
In the straights this will keep up with most modern boards.keep it as a speedboard. l take your board & pup anytime lol

WarpShuffle
4 posts
Wednesday , 17 Apr 2019 3:37PM
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Treasure if one has space to store it. No question about it.

Sparky
WA, 891 posts
Wednesday , 17 Apr 2019 3:52PM
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Keep that puppy, and awesome grass too. Congratulations.

getsum
NSW, 38 posts
Wednesday , 17 Apr 2019 6:01PM
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That puppy's not going anywhere.

Other than to Primbee for a speed run

Swindy
WA, 259 posts
Wednesday , 17 Apr 2019 5:22PM
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Nice board. I remember back in the day, Dave White flying past me on one of these at point clear and I wast hanging about on my 270 sputnik. Unfortunately due to babies and mortgage never ended up getting one.

Tardy
2894 posts
Wednesday , 17 Apr 2019 6:06PM
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nice ..and part of windsurfing history there ...rack it ...lol

i had the 270 ..it gybed unreal and fast in flat ,but not very nice in chop
even thou i was a lot younger when i had mine ...i remember waking up with very sore ankles after using it

they don't like chop . but little rockets ..

lotofwind
NSW, 5017 posts
Wednesday , 17 Apr 2019 8:13PM
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Would make a great retro coffee table.

Stuthepirate
SA, 3443 posts
Wednesday , 17 Apr 2019 8:04PM
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It's a piece of sh!t mate.
Throw it on the bonfire for a sacrifice to the wind god!

Heavy1
NSW, 133 posts
Wednesday , 17 Apr 2019 8:43PM
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Some old boards rock. We still get great use from them.


sailquik
VIC, 4483 posts
Thursday , 18 Apr 2019 3:21PM
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It will work fine at Primbe if you can get the mast base back far enough for modern speed sails. Has it got a Tuttle box? If so, you are laughing.

getsum
NSW, 38 posts
Thursday , 18 Apr 2019 3:34PM
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sailquik said..
It will work fine at Primbe if you can get the mast base back far enough for modern speed sails. Has it got a Tuttle box? If so, you are laughing.



Hi the board has a power box.

ive just got myself a kestrel 17cm pb fin,for it - see pic below.




getsum
NSW, 38 posts
Thursday , 18 Apr 2019 3:35PM
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Heavy1 said..
Some old boards rock. We still get great use from them.



Awesome set of boards!

im glad others are also using this old stuff.

well done.

sailquik
VIC, 4483 posts
Thursday , 18 Apr 2019 5:22PM
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getsum said..
Hi the board has a power box.
ive just got myself a kestrel 17cm pb fin,for it - see pic below.





Is that just to handle the shallow water? Not mutch weed there now I thought? If depth is not the limiting factor, good as those Kestrels are for what they are designed for, there may be faster options with less rake???

getsum
NSW, 38 posts
Thursday , 18 Apr 2019 5:48PM
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sailquik said..


getsum said..
Hi the board has a power box.
ive just got myself a kestrel 17cm pb fin,for it - see pic below.







Is that just to handle the shallow water? Not mutch weed there now I thought? If depth is not the limiting factor, good as those Kestrels are for what they are designed for, there may be faster options with less rake???



Yes primarily for depth or the lack of it, the weed is secondary.

I was looking for some budget boards for the wife and I to use just in the winter at primbee, as we are both sailing waves in summer at Gerroa.

Anyway I was kindly given the Sputnik which the mrs can use and I also have another narrow , small speed slalom board arriving here tomorrow, for myself , that was dirt cheap and unwanted.

Marty1970
NSW, 114 posts
Thursday , 18 Apr 2019 7:30PM
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One man's trash is another man's treasure...

Paducah
310 posts
Friday , 18 Apr 2019 11:38PM
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After all these years of 220-240cm boards, getting on an old school board with lots of nose sticking out (and up) is very strange. How on earth did we consider a 59cm wide board our "light air slalom" with an 8.0? But we did.

Waiting4wind
NSW, 1821 posts
Friday , 19 Apr 2019 10:48AM
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I picked up one of those for a Sandy Point trip a few years back, as I figured it would be better than my FSW. It did a respectable 37knots without too much effort. But when you hit the short sharp chop at the end of the run it felt like riding a skateboard on a corrugated tin roof. I thought my eyes were going to pop out of their sockets.

sold the board for more than I paid for it and it sold quickly. I think I still have the old white F2 fin in my garage, mostly used as a door chock.

getsum
NSW, 38 posts
Friday , 19 Apr 2019 3:41PM
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Waiting4wind said..
I picked up one of those for a Sandy Point trip a few years back, as I figured it would be better than my FSW. It did a respectable 37knots without too much effort. But when you hit the short sharp chop at the end of the run it felt like riding a skateboard on a corrugated tin roof. I thought my eyes were going to pop out of their sockets.

sold the board for more than I paid for it and it sold quickly. I think I still have the old white F2 fin in my garage, mostly used as a door chock.


Nice one !

getsum
NSW, 38 posts
Friday , 19 Apr 2019 3:47PM
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Here's another unwanted ,junk board, barn find from this week.









Paducah
310 posts
Saturday , 19 Apr 2019 11:46PM
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from an ebay auction. Seatrend 285. 135 liters. 285cm long. 57 wide

No wonder the first wide boards looked like doors.






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