Mandurah Mob (WA, Australia) - 2018-07-03
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
fangman
28.709(D)
27.055(D)
8.513(D)
16.693(D)
19.621(D)
26.107(D)
Decrepit
31.374(D)
30.015(D)
12.079(D)
21.017(D)
20.559(D)
42.83(D)
SluGger
33.337(D)
29.738(D)
10.295(D)
23.078(D)
20.148(D)
31.342(D)
otts
29.06(D)
28.071(D)
12.947(D)
17.775(D)
23.316(D)
37.842(D)
(dol-) fin
29.94(D)
26.3(D)
6.97(D)
20.762(D)
19.07(D)
19.5(D)
Hardie
Binny
Bugs
Bender
Elmo
Firiebob
man of
Sammy the snail
evets
Basil
PJ
ratz
Stretch
Oaf
Man Over Board
Shane121
WazzaYotty
Morts
Mad Max
TOBYchef
Jonski
Swindy
Auz
Greggo
Frank
Jake
Average32.3629.8812.5122.0521.9440.34
fangman (13800km):
13 days ago
1 categories

 

A better than expected session at Wamba Rd with Cap’n Calm, Muffin, Sludge, Auz and even Yoyo braved the chill. I chucked in the Barge, and Koncept 6.6 to start the session but rashly decided today was the day to christen my newest vintage Windtech. This one is a 278 Freeride from the nineties. It’s 53 wide, and thanks to Fin, the Turkish Slipper nose has been lopped off to a more friendly arc. I guess its 90 odd litres now.

 

 For me that means it floats like a stone, but once I got it moving and unstuck it was a lively piece of kit. I expect it will be reasonably quick, but I am not sure whether the continuous rocker and decent tail Vee might limit the top end. That said, I didn’t find any real handling vices in the small chop, and I am looking forward to trying it out with a bit more breeze to see if I can gybe it and keep it planing. 


Conditions were pretty typical winter westerly, and not suited to this board, my weight and staying dry. In contrast, Cap’n Calm and Sludge looked to be going at it far more successfully. (We knew Sludge was on his way even before the phone rang; there were rainbows, lollipops and poodles as far as the eye could see.) The tide was very high and the water cool from all the run off, but there were enough patches of sun and breeze to keep a smile on the dial.

 

Highlight - It is a very, very rare thing to see someone planing before Fin, but today Auz went planing past Fin, making him look as agile as a pizza stone. Top Ten Fangy Day right there.

 


 

 



Decrepit (45010km):
13 days ago

Wind was a tad off shore at Wamba, so anenometer told lies, and it was hard to judge just how much wind was out the back.

Looked like the 6.2 on the 53, with a 26 or 29 weedy. But I really wanted another go on the new board so plugged my eastuary PB fin in, (the 24@42) as it's good in chop, and rigged the 6.2 koncept. I was expecting to have to come back in and swap to the 53, but the new 48 went very well.

I had a ball.

Just a tad too choppy for me to feel comfortable downwind, but with the mast track forward, and a lower angle of attack, I was mainly sailing over the chop, just need more practice, to gain confidence I guess.

Was great to see Auz arrive, nice we have her email sorted now. And as Fangy says, a real pleasure to see her out plane Fin.

 



SluGger (6748km):
13 days ago

Coodanup, WA, AU

Left my young apprentice painting and headed to Coodanup,Tongue out

Aus, yoyo and fin rigging up, le capitain and Fangy on the water, looked pretty windy so small board and 5.9m tr8, this was good but a fair amount of grovelling, changed up to 100l Patrik was lots better. Water was freezing should of worn booties.

Great fun sail and good to catch up with Bob at the end for a chat. 

 

 



otts (4789km):
13 days ago

CoolGlory Holes, Australind, WA, AU

late session- major slapping - rough

7m - 107



(dol-) fin (9903km):
13 days ago

    Peel, Coodanup, WA,AU                

  Had a fun sail at fangys today,... a bit cool & lumpy but fun. Had to make some footstrap adjustments to get the bootys

to fit. Later on found I had left one a bit loose, but it didnt let go, and was fixed. I took out the 48 board which sinks a bit

when the wind isnt at full strength,... that may explain how the rumor about my weight gain started,..?????And the

Ka kon 5.8 sail didnt help much. But the fin, a 45/26cm weedi was good, stopped me drifting through the bends. 

 Yeah, a top day out, with sume sunshine & rainbows & all that other stuf,    Cool    

 

 



Comments
Decrepit


WA
Australia
13 days ago

Nice alpha Simon, Mine went upwind on the way out, I was too concerned with going too wide!

SluGger


WA
Australia
13 days ago
Thanks Mike, lucky last Alpha of the day.. Oh and should of mentioned before but has Pas put on a few pounds?
fangman


WA
Australia
13 days ago

Don't call him Muffin for nuffin. Foot in mouth

Them's nice alphas you two !Cool

Elmo


WA
Australia
13 days ago

Slugger coming back back bigger faster stronger

(dol-) fin


WA
Australia
13 days ago

    

 

      Ha ha haaa, guys,...  Laughing