New rig advice, please.

New rig advice, please.

Post by Andrew Ronna » Fri, 27 Sep 1996 04:00:00


Hi everyone:

I am about to get a new rig.  I want to get an Ezzy Transformer 6.6,
and later get a 5.5.  The problem is that the 1st and 2nd choices of
masts recommended by Ezzy, for each of the sails, are all different.
I would rather have just one mast for now.

I could go with the Sailworks Bravo 6.5, and 5.5, for which the 2nd
choice of mast recommended for each sail is the same.

I would appreciate any insight and suggestions you have to offer.

Andrew

 
 
 

New rig advice, please.

Post by Rick Purvi » Sat, 28 Sep 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

>Hi everyone:

--  snip  --

>I would appreciate any insight and suggestions you have to offer.

>Andrew

Andrew,

With similar reasoning, I bought Neil Pryde's Shock 7.0 and 6.1 this
spring.  I've sailed the 7.0 15 times, but the 6.1 only once.  They're
very nice sails - easy to rig, stable, and fast.  The next two sizes are
5.3 and 4.6; but I plan to split the difference at 5.0 with my older
Gaastra.  Yes, all the Shocks fit the same 460-25 mast.  Take a look.

Rick

 
 
 

New rig advice, please.

Post by J. Kevin Co » Tue, 01 Oct 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

>With similar reasoning, I bought Neil Pryde's Shock 7.0 and 6.1 this
>spring.  I've sailed the 7.0 15 times, but the 6.1 only once.  They're
>very nice sails - easy to rig, stable, and fast.  The next two sizes are
>5.3 and 4.6; but I plan to split the difference at 5.0 with my older
>Gaastra.  Yes, all the Shocks fit the same 460-25 mast.  Take a look.
>Rick

Where do you sail rick? I'm thinking new rig too, but I feel like I
need a 6.? to fill out the quiver.  What are your local wind averages
and is your 7.0 "rangey"? ie can it handle a wide wind range with the
right mast profile?

 
 
 

New rig advice, please.

Post by Rick Purvi » Tue, 01 Oct 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

>Where do you sail rick? I'm thinking new rig too, but I feel like I
>need a 6.? to fill out the quiver.  What are your local wind averages
>and is your 7.0 "rangey"? ie can it handle a wide wind range with the
>right mast profile?

Kevin,

Sail mostly around Austin, TX; and I use my "largest sail" roughly 85% of
the time.  My "largest sail" has grown from 6.4 to 6.7 to 7.0 over the
last few years, and I still use it about 85% of the times I get out.  I
find it works from 5 to 20mph with either the Xantos 325 or Shark 291.  
At 165#s I don't plane on either at 5mph, but still motor around okay.  
The Shock 7.0 is very tunable with downhaul - big change in draft and
power. I rig the 6.1 (used to be a 5.7) in 15 - 25mph; and the 5.0 in
20+ or so.  Good luck with your decision.

Rick

 
 
 

New rig advice, please.

Post by DTWay » Tue, 01 Oct 1996 04:00:00

Does anyone have a comment on / experience with these new suits.  They are
made from a new type of neoprene that has much more "stretch" than what we
are used to seeing. I've seen the 3/2 but I'm really more interested in
the 4/3.... DTW

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