1996 Naish Mana Sails

1996 Naish Mana Sails

Post by Keith Mede » Fri, 01 Nov 1996 04:00:00


I am looking at a 1996 Naish Mana 5.3m and would appreciate any comments
pro or con concerning this sail.  I plan on using it on a 1995 Mistral
Electron.

Keith Meder
Plano, TX

 
 
 

1996 Naish Mana Sails

Post by Kevin Clar » Sat, 02 Nov 1996 04:00:00

Keith,

   I demoed a 4.7m Naish Alana and liked it quite a bit.  Not sure I'd
ever buy a twin-cam in that size, though, but I would in the 5.3m range
(which is what you are looking at).  

  The Mana has 3 cams, right..?  Any particular reason you want 3-cams
in such a small sail, or is this just a good deal on a leftover '96
sail?  For 5.3m B&J sailing, you might prefer the Alana...

Kevin Clark
Dallas, Texas

 
 
 

1996 Naish Mana Sails

Post by Ed San Ju » Sat, 02 Nov 1996 04:00:00

Keith- I bought a 5.3 and the 5.8 and have been using them at Coyote Point
in the SF bay (bump and Jump conditions).

PRO: Fast and controllable- If I feel like I'm getting overpowered I
flatten them out and I'm okay (typical) .- But- The sail likes to go fast
(its no dog).

CON:The rigging process is a little slow at first (the cams have a
tendency to pop off the mast) and not having zippered pockets make
re-alignment tricky. But just take the time to do it right and you'll be
on the water in no time with a powerful sail.

I'm planning on getting Hokuas in the smaller sizes.

Quote:

> I am looking at a 1996 Naish Mana 5.3m and would appreciate any comments
> pro or con concerning this sail.  I plan on using it on a 1995 Mistral
> Electron.

> Keith Meder
> Plano, TX

--
Ed San Juan/ASD-Seatrend/Fiberspar/WH/Naish-Waddell/O'Neill

 
 
 

1996 Naish Mana Sails

Post by John Twelk » Sat, 09 Nov 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

>I am looking at a 1996 Naish Mana 5.3m and would appreciate any comments
>pro or con concerning this sail.  I plan on using it on a 1995 Mistral
>Electron.

>Keith Meder
>Plano, TX

Aloha,

I'm biased ... I rep them here on Maui ... but in my opinion, they're an
awesome sail emphasizing max control, max speed and max fun.  A fixed
forward draft that feels powerful and balanced combined with simple
no-nonsense rigging makes the sail as fast if not faster for most sailors
than it's big brother, the Kaholo ... the World Cup level racing sail.  The
fixed draft gives the sensation of power and balance and you'll always feel
in control ... and more control means more speed and more fun.  They're
also ruggedly built.  That's my two cents worth!

Aloha,

John Twelker
Maui

 
 
 

1996 Naish Mana Sails

Post by Keith Mede » Wed, 13 Nov 1996 04:00:00

J

Quote:
> Aloha,

> I'm biased ... I rep them here on Maui ... but in my opinion, they're an
> awesome sail emphasizing max control, max speed and max fun.  A fixed
> forward draft that feels powerful and balanced combined with simple
> no-nonsense rigging makes the sail as fast if not faster for most sailors
> than it's big brother, the Kaholo ... the World Cup level racing sail.  The
> fixed draft gives the sensation of power and balance and you'll always feel
> in control ... and more control means more speed and more fun.  They're
> also ruggedly built.  That's my two cents worth!

> Aloha,

> John Twelker
> Maui

John, thanks for the response. I have already bought one from my local
dealer and you certainly made me feel good about my purchase.  I haven't
had a chance to sail it yet, but the two most important things I was
looking for was power and control.  I am trying to replace two 1993 model
sails, a 5.1m single cam convertible and a 5.7m three cam racesail.  So I
was trying to find a sail that would be stable down to 5.0m wind.  Thats
why I wanted a three cam race type of sail versus a two cam or single
cam bump and jump sail.  Plus since I also thought it which match up
perfectly to my 1995 Mistral Electron (because of Robby Naish's influence
on both Mistral Boards and Naish Sails).  
Can you give me any rigging tips.  My local dealer said to keep all the
battens and cams tensioned when rigging and derigging, but the cams do
want to pop off the mast sometimes if done this way.  Also I will be
using a 460/25 Fiberspar mast until I can get a 430/25/21. I hope that
won't affect the handling of the sail too much.

Thanks again!

Keith Meder
Plano, TX