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Created by Imax1 Two weeks ago, 4 Jun 2019
Imax1
VIC, 1944 posts
4 Jun 2019 9:44AM
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As a spill on from melihs sail forum.
Please post pics of strange windsurf ideas , good or bad .

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albymongrel
NSW, 180 posts
4 Jun 2019 10:00AM
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Imax1 said..
As a spill on from melihs sail forum.
Please post pics of strange windsurf ideas , good or bad .
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I actually thought that sail was a good idea, just poorly executed (sorrry) with a larger area extension and inclusion of the head it may be useful for those on long journeys with varying winds. I'm sure a good sail designer manufacturer could come up with a workable idea.

MikeyS
VIC, 1433 posts
4 Jun 2019 11:19AM
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Imax1
VIC, 1944 posts
4 Jun 2019 11:34AM
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Imax1
VIC, 1944 posts
4 Jun 2019 1:35PM
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Before i laugh at others , here are some of mine and how i rate them.

Somehow showed potential , ( board rode a little higher and planed through lulls better ) , to aid light wind planing but it only worked in fresh water , ( go figure ) ? Maybe too much drag in saltwater . Lost interest . May revisit and change angles one day .



Absolute crap idea to make it plane earlier . I suppose it did a little , but it made a crap board even crapper !



Foil on RB , a copied idea . It is a good idea and works . Ive only tried three times so im still in crash mode . Had a few short , kinda controlled flights.
It was light gusty wind with an 8.7 sail. Have high hopes of this working.


Although this is not my invention , V gripping a boom before covering is absolutely fantastic . Very high recommendation .

NotWal
QLD, 6917 posts
4 Jun 2019 2:26PM
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NotWal
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4 Jun 2019 2:35PM
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revisited!

aeolos
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4 Jun 2019 8:31PM
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Somehow showed potential , ( board rode a little higher and planed through lulls better ) , to aid light wind planing but it only worked in fresh water , ( go figure ) ? Maybe too much drag in saltwater . Lost interest . May revisit and change angles one day .






did you write about this project somewhere in more detail?
I thought about adding to slot boxes on a 150liter 270x80cm board.
But the reason being shallow water. The spot I sail at most of the time I can only use a 25cm (seaweed) fin safely, and sometimes only 20cm fin.

I guess 3x 25cm fin would be better than just one. But one long fin still beats the 3 fin setup for freeride/freerace boards.

I have also seen an interesting early planning/ freeride board with 3 powerbox fins made here in Germany

hejfly.de/dropinn-mx/







Imax1
VIC, 1944 posts
5 Jun 2019 9:28AM
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aeolos said..

Imax1 said..

Somehow showed potential , ( board rode a little higher and planed through lulls better ) , to aid light wind planing but it only worked in fresh water , ( go figure ) ? Maybe too much drag in saltwater . Lost interest . May revisit and change angles one day .







did you write about this project somewhere in more detail?
I thought about adding to slot boxes on a 150liter 270x80cm board.
But the reason being shallow water. The spot I sail at most of the time I can only use a 25cm (seaweed) fin safely, and sometimes only 20cm fin.

I guess 3x 25cm fin would be better than just one. But one long fin still beats the 3 fin setup for freeride/freerace boards.

I have also seen an interesting early planning/ freeride board with 3 powerbox fins made here in Germany

hejfly.de/dropinn-mx/








The added side fins was an earlier addition before the board extension . It was for shallow water . I was using the board for teaching , which worked quite well . Ive seen a review , ( and pics ) , where someone used three shallow weed fins on a formula board . He said it worked well.
I think it would work good on your board . Be aware that a three fin set up usually has toe in on the side fins . If your using larger side fins , it may slow the board . I would think parallel fin boxes would be best .

ratz
WA, 349 posts
5 Jun 2019 7:51AM
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I have a 110 litre mistral slalom that pepe has added a couple of parallel tuttle boxes to enable fangies to be sailed on lowish tides.
just have to talk him in to knocking me up a couple of fins to suit.
it still has the original tuttle in place as well.

seanhogan
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5 Jun 2019 7:55AM
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ratz
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5 Jun 2019 9:58AM
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nice....

Imax1
VIC, 1944 posts
5 Jun 2019 12:22PM
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Its been posted before , i love it !

Mastbender
1886 posts
6 Jun 2019 7:15AM
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Still my favorite, "you've got to be kidding!", invention for windsurfing.
Eliminate that pesky harness, it just gets in the way, and you never wanted to let go anyway, right?
Another bonus, it makes gybing so much easier, all you have to do is grab the mast with just your fingertips, kid's stuff.




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