|sboardcrazy (13345km): |
15-23kts ENE Coal Point, NSW, AU
7m NCX - RS2 ( 90ltre) -33 select pointer
then 5.5m Mach 2 race- 80ltre iso - 28 maui ultra weedy.
I'm surprised I did that much distance Spent most of the time rigging and stuffing around with gear.
Did one run with the 7m NCX and 90 but it came in and I didn't really enjoy the trip back. My back leg was cramping up as well which didn't help.
Decided to try the new 5.5m for the first time..1st time I've had a 4 cam racesail and there was some swearing trying to get the cams on.. I put the weedy in the iso to settle it down ( don't know if that was good idea)..I was thinking this is going to be 'interesting" with my first time for the iso off Coal and with a new sail that I couldn't get to rotate..
Played it safe and went across to the shallows and sure enough it wouldn't rotate..I ended up sitiing in the sail and using my knee and weight to pop the cams....Back in and took the spacers out. A little better. Managed to gybe and get it to rotate but the next run I had to sit in the sail again..Looks like the cams need to be shortened..
I didn't enjoy the first run on the iso but eventually started to gain confidence and so long as I wasn't mega powered and avoided the largest chop it was fun.
Oh well. I survived, didn't stack it or get stuck out there with a sail that wouldn't pop..Looking forward to getting the sail working properly. It feels very stable although I found it harder to tell where the wind was coming from or whether I was oversheeting..
Boy 25kts feels ballistic in chop..
Byron , Greg , Andrew, Gert, Tony, Ian , Dezza, James and some others?