> What are the listed sail size range for these 2 boards? Someone listed
> the boards at 130 & 140 liters, are they really thick since they are
> shorter? And finally the last question, have you had any women try
> these boards out? Since you've been talking about how easy these
> boards are to sail, I was thinking my wife might like one, but at
> 125lbs, I don't know if the 62 would still be too large for her (She's
> using an 8'11" Accelerator now and would like a little more range on
> the light wind days). Just want some opinions, because we would demo
> before we bought anything.
> PS. Any comments about using them for ocean cruising (ie. how they
> handle in the swells).
> Brian Mckenzie
> Triangle Boardsailing Club, Raleigh, NC
Brian: The smallest sail I've used on the 62 is a 6.0, and I think it
would be fun to go smaller, but I havn't had the chance. The only woman
I've put on it so far was using it to learn tacks in 3-4 kts (which
worked perfectly with a 4.5), but my neigbor Jerry is about 135 lbs and
he sailed the 62 briefly with a 6.5 and said "wow, it really doesn't
bounce at all! What a smooth ride!" then I took the rig from him and
sailed up to Angel Island (what a great day!). The bottom line is we
havn't found the limits of these boards yet, but they are much greater
than we ever thought possible. Sounds like the guys at Southport
Rigging in Wisconsin have seen the light as well. As for ocean swells,
I cannot immagine a better board. This is the board I would choose for
a major channel crossing or something (like I'm ever going to do that).
Actually, I think you could sail accross Lake Michigan on one of these
in the right weather, and that is something I might try some day.
Perfect board for the Martha's Vineyard race, or a high mountain lake,
or Hatteras, or Boston or....
You get the point.