|Sailor||2 Second Peak (Kts)||5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)||1 Hour (Kts)||Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)||Nautical Mile (Kts)||Distance Travelled (km)|
|Sammy the snail|
|Man Over Board|
|Elmo (25715km): |
JP HF, NP RSR E6 7.8m JP weed 42cm.
Woo hoo first sail of the year!
The plan was to go for a foil but the breeze looked a bit strong, so after much faffing around fitting the fin got out on the water.
Twas a bit light to just hook in and go so pumping was required, found out that the HF board is seriously short (215cm) so it took quite a bit of tuning to get the mast base right bck as far as it would go so as to free up the front, still it was some fun.
Nice way to end the day
|Shane121 (3517km): |
Albany, WA, AU Harding rd with Glenn and Jeremy . Fun day on the water
JP 121 , NP EVO5 7.8 , 24 DELTA
|Stretch (10958km): |
Glory Holes, Australind, WA, AU. Futura122/HSM GPX7.0. Skunked again in Bunbury, about 8-10kts at the boat ramp, but someone said there was wind on the other side of the inlet so I thought I'd have a look. Nicked Lachy's board and RAF sail, figured it would be a better combo for pumping onto the plane. And it was, I was surprised to get going when the odd 12-15kt gust came through, RAF sail giving me a bit more 'spring' to pump with. Not a bad cruise all in all....
|Decrepit (44851km): |
Another day of sail testing, the latest iteration of the avi 6.6. This time at liptons with yoyo, and a kiter briefly. Used the 53cm board and 20cm 55d
Wind about 10kts ave with gusts up to maybe 14-15kts.
Bugs came round in the morning and gave me some rigging instructions. Yesterday I'd over downhauled it by about 5cms. Totally different sail today, went 2kts faster in lighter winds, and it rotates like a small wave sail whereas yesterday I had to pump it around.
I blame Bugs, his initial instruction was to "crank on" the downhaul, so that's what I did, but he was thinking just by hand I was using a puller (as per usual). Not needed with this sail, optimum tension is achieved without using a puller.
So I had fun, staying in the shallows,( in case the sail is too big for me to fly in the deep. I'll have to try that in shoulder depth water and see if I can manage, without touching the bottom.)
With the light wind and low tide there was a band of mirror water inside the liptons weed bank. That was very nice doing high 20s through it.
So that's the bottom end tested, with great results, just need to explore the top end now.
|Morts (6802km): |
Lilacs, Albany, WA, AU
6.2 Koncept, Sonic 85L + FF20
First sail for the year, fun light air cruise with Glenn & Shane
As it was before nightshift I only chucked in the 1 rig. When I saw Shane had rigged the 7.8 & was going with the 130L JP I though oo-er I may be a bit underpowered here. There was a few bits of grovelling but for the most part I was in the straps & the runs through the glass at the town end were heaps of fun.
Had a bit of a go on Glenn & Shane's set-ups, strangely neiher of them wanted to try mine out. Can't figure out why... Very different feeling to my set-up that's for sure!
Glenn found a submerged cut off metal post pointing up that's been in the launching area for years by the looks of it. If you line up the roof peak of the dark house with the little boat launching ramp that's the rough line out. Now when you look out from the shore there are 2 strips of sand that run parallel to the rigging area. On the furtherest out strip of sand the pipe is just in the weed on the beach side. We'll try to get it marked or removed on the next low tide.