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Duotone 2020 F-Type 6.8

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Created by Steve Charles 29 days ago, 8 Mar 2020
Steve Charles
TAS, 1150 posts
8 Mar 2020 9:08PM
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Had a few goes on this and first impressions are very good. Using the Duotone RDM 430 70% mast and rotation is perfect. Pumps up onto the the plane in sub 10 knots

petermac33
WA, 5796 posts
9 Mar 2020 3:04PM
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snorkel692
QLD, 312 posts
9 Mar 2020 9:27PM
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Much different from the year before? I have the 2019 6.8 which I like.

Steve Charles
TAS, 1150 posts
10 Mar 2020 9:09PM
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Not sure if there are any changes. They look very similar except slightly different graphics,

mikewho
SA, 19 posts
13 Mar 2020 7:40PM
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What size ext u using. Any trouble with cams. My 5,8f great but bottom batten **** and with cams ok bottom but top is ****. Using north plat rdm 430. Are using cams.

Steve Charles
TAS, 1150 posts
16 Mar 2020 7:47AM
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So on the 6.8 the extension is set as recommended on 36cm and the cams are left in.

snorkel692
QLD, 312 posts
16 Mar 2020 10:17PM
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Steve Charles said..
So on the 6.8 the extension is set as recommended on 36cm and the cams are left in.


That's what I've been doing though with an SDM. Seems to work fine though I found the initial cam rigging fiddly. Back to the 90s cam style. Somehow got better with practice! I use much less downhaul than on a freerace sail ( eg overdrive or s-type) for better or worse it's working for me. Not sure if that helps.

tonyd
QLD, 386 posts
21 Mar 2020 8:33AM
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snorkel692 said..

Steve Charles said..
So on the 6.8 the extension is set as recommended on 36cm and the cams are left in.



That's what I've been doing though with an SDM. Seems to work fine though I found the initial cam rigging fiddly. Back to the 90s cam style. Somehow got better with practice! I use much less downhaul than on a freerace sail ( eg overdrive or s-type) for better or worse it's working for me. Not sure if that helps.


SDM????? really. Tried this couldn't do up the luff zippers.

snorkel692
QLD, 312 posts
21 Mar 2020 9:10PM
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tonyd said..

snorkel692 said..


Steve Charles said..
So on the 6.8 the extension is set as recommended on 36cm and the cams are left in.




That's what I've been doing though with an SDM. Seems to work fine though I found the initial cam rigging fiddly. Back to the 90s cam style. Somehow got better with practice! I use much less downhaul than on a freerace sail ( eg overdrive or s-type) for better or worse it's working for me. Not sure if that helps.



SDM????? really. Tried this couldn't do up the luff zippers.


I backed the batten tension right off and then retensioned after popping the cambers on ( with very low downhaul).



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