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Weed Fin for Sanctuary Point?

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Created by Corkers 8 months ago, 2 Jul 2018
Corkers
NSW, 154 posts
2 Jul 2018 5:31PM
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Hi all,
Hows the conditions at Sanctuary Point these days in regards to weed? Would I need a weed fin? My wife and I have had a couple of years out of sailing due to life getting in the way (kids I mean). It's been a few years since I've sailed in the basin.... we are keen to get back into it..
Cheers

Dezza
NSW, 617 posts
3 Jul 2018 7:25AM
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Hi Corkers I used mostly weed fins there last summer, although the last couple of times in March used a pointer fin and didn't pick up much weed. Most of the weed is in close by the boat ramp. It would be worth getting a weed fin if you're going to sail there a lot.

Corkers
NSW, 154 posts
3 Jul 2018 8:53PM
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Thanks Dezza

Tony Wills
NSW, 228 posts
4 Jul 2018 6:54AM
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Hi Corkers, it will be great to see some new faces on the Basin.

Yep, as Dezza said above the weedie is a bit of a must but I also venture out occasionally with a pointer. If you can slightly jump the board out of the water, it will generally get rid of the weed.

For the shallow areas up in the weed beds, a weed fin is a must.

See you at the boat ramp!

Corkers
NSW, 154 posts
6 Jul 2018 7:36AM
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Tony Wills said..
Hi Corkers, it will be great to see some new faces on the Basin.

Yep, as Dezza said above the weedie is a bit of a must but I also venture out occasionally with a pointer. If you can slightly jump the board out of the water, it will generally get rid of the weed.

For the shallow areas up in the weed beds, a weed fin is a must.

See you at the boat ramp!


Thanks Toni,
My wife and I learnt to sail there quite a few years ago and have visited on and off over the years. ... bring on the summer!

ChrisD67
39 posts
13 Nov 2018 7:31AM
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What is a weed fin?

FormulaNova
NSW, 8052 posts
13 Nov 2018 11:27AM
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ChrisD67 said..
What is a weed fin?


It is one of those things you absolutely need if you sail downwind of the boatramp at Sanctuary Point... unless you like going really slow or coming to a complete stop as you hit a clump of weed.

Harrow
NSW, 2546 posts
13 Nov 2018 2:03PM
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ChrisD67 said..
What is a weed fin?

It's a fin that's raked back about 45 degrees so that any weed that hits the fin slides off instead of slowing you down.



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