|sboardcrazy (14954km): |
5-17kts gutless E- ENE Coal Point, NSW, AU
6.6m KA Koncept- RS2 ( 90ltre) - 33 select pointer
then 7.5GT turbo- RS4 ( 111ltre) 43 makani weedy
I expected it to come up over 20kts so I rigged too small.
It looked a bit better up above the point or at the sand islands but you had to get there and I was too underpowered to get upwind..I finally got above the point but it still wasn't enough and I was picking up bucketloads of weed on the fin..
Came in and got the big kit . Not much towards Bolton ( gusting to 10-12kts) but not bad over the sand islands ( except I wished I was on the 90ltre).
I haven't catapulted in years and was really worried about it so I do whatever I can to avoid it. Catapulted for the first time today and didn't hurt myself so that was a big confidence boost.. I'd spun out and was trying to turn the board off the wind to get it going again. The rig got a bit too far forward and over I went..
Did I say the weed was bad? First time I've ever caught a bucketload on the 45 degree Makani..
Andrew , Craig , Gert , Lajos and I on boards. Greg, Tony and John on foils.