I recently bought a used custom carbon slalom board, which I beleived was
about 9.2 and 110-115 ltrs. After sailing it a couple of times with my
HOT 7.0 Velocity and a big fin, I realize that the board is probably
closer to 100-105 ltrs, and would work a lot better with a short boomed
6.5 sail and smaller fin (the Hot gains low end by using a boom of 7'2").
So to make a long story short, I am now looking at selling my Hot 7.0 and
picking up something in the 6.4-6.6 range with good performance and a
shorter boom length (say 200 cm or 80 in. max.)
I prefer to stick with a dual cam for weight purposes, and don't want to
get into race sails. If possible, I would prefer to also find a sail
that will rig on my 460-25 Powerex Carbon.
I have considered Spectros and Bravos (do Bravos still like a semi-flex
top?), as well as V6 or V8. I was surprised to see that in 95,
Sailworks even had Quadros in 6.5 sizes. Anybody ever tried this sail
in large size ? Am I missing any obvious matches that are available in
NE states or eastern Canada ?
Even better, if somebody was looking to swap a 6.5 for a 7.0, I might be
interested. They'd have to be fairly local to Ottawa (Northest states
or Canada). The sail is a '94 Hot Velocity twin cam, 7.0. It's in almost
pristine shape. I have a one piece mast, about 50-60 % carbon and 26-27
MCS CC that goes with it and works well..
Any advice from folks using similar gear ?