> hi everyone, i guess i should start out by saying i'm sorry for allways
> being the one asking questions and not giving anything back in return (wish
> i could somehow) but thanks to everyone who helps me, anyways...
You'll certainly be able to give helpfull answers within short time.
Probabely even more helpfull in some points than the answers from
someone like me who learned essential things long time ago.
Sure, i know how to do a beachstart / waterstart / .. but what do i
about learning these manouvers ? Not much to be honest, i just know
how i do them (without much thinking) today.
> My problem is that i have baisicly one sail ( 4.5 gaastra 1x) and i want
> to get a few more sails/ rig stuff for the coming season but i dont know
> what size to get. i'd like to get it used because being 15 it is not easy
> to get a bunch of money for all new gear (even from my parents) here is the
> info: 15 years old (as of nov. 29), 5'9", 130 lbs and i sail on cape cod. i
> have a 95' gaastra 4.5 w/ a new fiberspar mast (not sure what size but its
> something like 14') and when i put it in the luff sleeve it has very little
> sticking out of the top. and a chinook competition boom (something like 5-7
> feet.) i htink i should go w/ something like a wave quiver.? so my
> question again is: what size sails should i get,would i have to get a new
> mast or just a base extention? and does anyone have anything like this that
> they are selling?
If the mast fits on a 4.5 it should also work on something around 5.0 -
which would be my recommendation for the next larger sail ( i had 4.4 -
for years in that range, both also RAF sails). If money isn't
that much of a problem, a 5..0 and 5.7 .. 6.0 would also
be a consideration, or an addtitional large slalom sail if you can not
the wave sails often enough. But for wave sailing a 4.5 and 5.0-5.3 are
definitely the most needed sizes for lightweights in the beginning,
with something smaller ( i got a 3.5 for those nukin days,
the jump from 4.4 down was "doable") later as need arises.
Since you are light you should also look out for lightweight sails,
i.e. do not necessarily take the "heavy duty" wave series of
a vendor (e.g. the Zeta from North) but a lighter model
(woul be the rave in case of north). For really light sails i
can recommend Hot Sails Maui.
Boom should also work but try out before you buy to make sure
( i can fit the 5.0 and 5.3 in the smallest Chinook Gorge boom
i have but not the 5.7). Same goes for the mast, make sure
the IMCS bend curve is the one required for the sail.
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