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Windsurfer LT - Bag or no Bag?

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Created by BakerSailor Two weeks ago, 16 Jun 2020
BakerSailor
14 posts
16 Jun 2020 2:10PM
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Hi All,

I'm looking to purchase a Windsurfer LT soon and I'm tossing up whether to fork out the extra $180 for a bag - so my question is: how fragile is the Windsurfer LT?

I've been using a BIC WindSup to learn on, which is pretty much indestructible, and I've got a Starboard Carve 151, which I feel really benefits from a bag as it's fairly fragile.

The board will be stored inside and transported on roof racks.

I know $180 is small compared to the board price - but I'm already stretching it for the board and would like to save where I can!

Thanks in advance,
Simon

legless
WA, 836 posts
16 Jun 2020 3:16PM
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Safer to have a bag. It is not going to be a strong as a bic.

Orange Whip
QLD, 781 posts
16 Jun 2020 6:50PM
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Have you thought about maybe getting an original WOD, same performance, bullet proof and probably cost less the the $180 bag?

BakerSailor
14 posts
16 Jun 2020 8:18PM
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Orange Whip said..
Have you thought about maybe getting an original WOD, same performance, bullet proof and probably cost less the the $180 bag?


I've never seen one for sale... Know of any around?

RichardG
WA, 3167 posts
17 Jun 2020 1:41AM
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Big board suitable for course racing, hence best to store it on the racks at a yacht club or sailing club where you will be joining the movement of the numerous people sailing them and then there will be no need for a bag. Sailing or yacht club membership is required for all events under Racing Rules of Sailing and even more so in 2021 following amendments to the international sailing rules to be enacted and published soon, so save the money for the bag which is not needed if storing in a club and apply the savings to the annual membership & storage fees. If storing at home probably a good idea for a bag.

Orange Whip
QLD, 781 posts
17 Jun 2020 4:24AM
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BakerSailor said..


Orange Whip said..
Have you thought about maybe getting an original WOD, same performance, bullet proof and probably cost less the the $180 bag?




I've never seen one for sale... Know of any around?


There are three for sale currently on this site under the Buy and Sell section. If you're not in AUS, the law of averages says that you would have more than three to choose from.

BakerSailor
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17 Jun 2020 3:41AM
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Orange Whip said..


BakerSailor said..




Orange Whip said..
Have you thought about maybe getting an original WOD, same performance, bullet proof and probably cost less the the $180 bag?






I've never seen one for sale... Know of any around?




There are three for sale currently on this site under the Buy and Sell section. If you're not in AUS, the law of averages says that you would have more than three to choose from.



Ah, they aren't in VIC then I guess. I'll keep an eye out

BakerSailor
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17 Jun 2020 3:42AM
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RichardG said..
Big board suitable for course racing, hence best to store it on the racks at a yacht club or sailing club where you will be joining the movement of the numerous people sailing them and then there will be no need for a bag. Sailing or yacht club membership is required for all events under Racing Rules of Sailing and even more so in 2021 following amendments to the international sailing rules to be enacted and published soon, so save the money for the bag which is not needed if storing in a club and apply the savings to the annual membership & storage fees. If storing at home probably a good idea for a bag.



Good call re club storage, I'm a LONG way from competing, but my club is just about to complete a board storage rack. Thanks for the tip

normster
NSW, 233 posts
18 Jun 2020 9:48AM
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i reckon bag for all boards regardless - sometimes hurts at the hip pocket.

most dings on any of my watercraft -surfboards, sups, sailboards always happen off the water

how fragile is the LT ? - im a fan, but it is fragile

BakerSailor
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18 Jun 2020 5:57PM
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normster said..
i reckon bag for all boards regardless - sometimes hurts at the hip pocket.

most dings on any of my watercraft -surfboards, sups, sailboards always happen off the water

how fragile is the LT ? - im a fan, but it is fragile


I'm pleased to report (especially with that advice, thank you), that I placed the order yesterday and included a bag :)



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