Fin quiver for Starboard Formula

Fin quiver for Starboard Formula

Post by Christopher Meisn » Tue, 04 Jul 2000 04:00:00


Hello Starboard sailors

I should receive my new Starboard Formula this week. (Can't wait)
I am going to use the board with a 9.0 sail but. After reading this
group I think I will be sailing the Starboard with my 7.0 sail alot
also.

Will the stock 58 cm fin be to big for 7.0?
If so what size fin should I get?
Any suggestions for a weed fin wich I will have to get if I want to
sail all summer (for 9.0 sail)?

Thanks in advance
Christopher Meisner

 
 
 

Fin quiver for Starboard Formula

Post by TS » Tue, 04 Jul 2000 04:00:00

I am not sailing Starboard, just sharing some general thoughts on fins. Many
sailors have 2 large fins (60 cm & 56 cm) for the 10,4 and 9,3, but with a
large gap to the strong wind course fin with 8,0 and less. It is often
between 42 cm and 48 cm. This is because they want to utilize the ekstra
speed generated by the stronger wind. They reduce the drag and hopes the
speed will generate enough lift to pinch the edge over the ones who prefere
to go big and slow.

The big fins are there only to give you an advantage when going upwind. They
can be quite a *** downwind. A more comfortable and fast ride is the
result of the smaller fins. And in a competition with many races the fatigue
is much lesser when you go small.

TS


Quote:
> Hello Starboard sailors

> I should receive my new Starboard Formula this week. (Can't wait)
> I am going to use the board with a 9.0 sail but. After reading this
> group I think I will be sailing the Starboard with my 7.0 sail alot
> also.

> Will the stock 58 cm fin be to big for 7.0?
> If so what size fin should I get?
> Any suggestions for a weed fin wich I will have to get if I want to
> sail all summer (for 9.0 sail)?

> Thanks in advance
> Christopher Meisner


 
 
 

Fin quiver for Starboard Formula

Post by MY11 » Wed, 05 Jul 2000 04:00:00

having sailed the beast I would think 58 is the smallest you can go, no
matter what sail size. My feeling is that you need at least that size of fin
to "lift" the hull. The board easily handles a 60cm (I used a Mirage). I've
made the mistake before on going too small on the modern course hulls
thinking I'd get more reaching speed; eg on a 66.5x48 custom hull (Rogue
wave) I went down to a 42cm and I was slower on the reach then when using a
46 or 48. I don't think the 58cm will be too small for 7.0; Svein  R rode
the stock 58 with a 4.7 (!!) while testing the original prototype in Maui
and he says that is the smallest size fin he would ever use on the formula.
The stock fin works suprisingly well. If you want a second fin go for a 60
or even 62. You are about to experience a new dimension in upwind sailing on
shortboards..enjoy!

MY11


Quote:
> Hello Starboard sailors

> I should receive my new Starboard Formula this week. (Can't wait)
> I am going to use the board with a 9.0 sail but. After reading this
> group I think I will be sailing the Starboard with my 7.0 sail alot
> also.

> Will the stock 58 cm fin be to big for 7.0?
> If so what size fin should I get?
> Any suggestions for a weed fin wich I will have to get if I want to
> sail all summer (for 9.0 sail)?

> Thanks in advance
> Christopher Meisner


 
 
 

Fin quiver for Starboard Formula

Post by sailqui » Wed, 05 Jul 2000 04:00:00

Hi Christopher:

Quote:
> I should receive my new Starboard Formula this week.

Congratulations, you just bought the winningest race board
in the history of windsurfing (in it's introductory year anyway).

Quote:
> (Can't wait)
> I am going to use the board with a 9.0 sail but. After reading this
> group I think I will be sailing the Starboard with my 7.0 sail alot
> also.

> Will the stock 58 cm fin be to big for 7.0?

Absolutely! I've sailed the Formula 155 with a 7.0 and a 54 cm CR
fin out of a GO, and it really wasn't enough fin.

Quote:
> If so what size fin should I get?

Get at least a 60 for use with your 9.0 if you are going to race.
System B or Tectonics are the most popular and for good reason.
They perform!!
Quote:
> Any suggestions for a weed fin wich I will have to get if I want to
> sail all summer (for 9.0 sail)?

I've been on a continuing quest to find a weed fin that even comes
close to working on the Formula 155, and there's only one that comes
close. Its the Gorge Fin Co. Curtis 44 cm. Get the one with the short
vertical flat at the tip.
Thanks Roy Massey and Tony Gaunce for pointing me in this direction.
I can actually  flatten the board out and go, without dragging the
upwind rail.
Hope this helps,
        Roger

--
sailquik (Roger Jackson) US 7011
Sailworks/Starboard/F2/MPB/Chinook/Kokatat/DaKine

 
 
 

Fin quiver for Starboard Formula

Post by sailqui » Wed, 05 Jul 2000 04:00:00

Hi Christopher:

Quote:
> I should receive my new Starboard Formula this week.

Congratulations, you just bought the winningest race board
in the history of windsurfing (in it's introductory year anyway).

Quote:
> (Can't wait)
> I am going to use the board with a 9.0 sail but. After reading this
> group I think I will be sailing the Starboard with my 7.0 sail alot
> also.

> Will the stock 58 cm fin be to big for 7.0?

Absolutely! I've sailed the Formula 155 with a 7.0 and a 54 cm CR
fin out of a GO, and it really wasn't enough fin.

Quote:
> If so what size fin should I get?

Get at least a 60 for use with your 9.0 if you are going to race.
System B or Tectonics are the most popular and for good reason.
They perform!!
Quote:
> Any suggestions for a weed fin wich I will have to get if I want to
> sail all summer (for 9.0 sail)?

I've been on a continuing quest to find a weed fin that even comes
close to working on the Formula 155, and there's only one that comes
close. Its the Gorge Fin Co. Curtis 44 cm. Get the one with the short
vertical flat at the tip.
Thanks Roy Massey and Tony Gaunce for pointing me in this direction.
I can actually  flatten the board out and go, without dragging the
upwind rail.
Hope this helps,
        Roger

--
sailquik (Roger Jackson) US 7011
Sailworks/Starboard/F2/MPB/Chinook/Kokatat/DaKine

 
 
 

Fin quiver for Starboard Formula

Post by sailqui » Wed, 05 Jul 2000 04:00:00

Hi Christopher:

Quote:
> I should receive my new Starboard Formula this week.

Congratulations, you just bought the winningest race board
in the history of windsurfing (in it's introductory year anyway).

Quote:
> (Can't wait)
> I am going to use the board with a 9.0 sail but. After reading this
> group I think I will be sailing the Starboard with my 7.0 sail alot
> also.

> Will the stock 58 cm fin be to big for 7.0?

Absolutely! I've sailed the Formula 155 with a 7.0 and a 54 cm CR
fin out of a GO, and it really wasn't enough fin.

Quote:
> If so what size fin should I get?

Get at least a 60 for use with your 9.0 if you are going to race.
System B or Tectonics are the most popular and for good reason.
They perform!!
Quote:
> Any suggestions for a weed fin wich I will have to get if I want to
> sail all summer (for 9.0 sail)?

I've been on a continuing quest to find a weed fin that even comes
close to working on the Formula 155, and there's only one that comes
close. Its the Gorge Fin Co. Curtis 44 cm. Get the one with the short
vertical flat at the tip.
Thanks Roy Massey and Tony Gaunce for pointing me in this direction.
I can actually  flatten the board out and go, without dragging the
upwind rail.
Hope this helps,
        Roger

--
sailquik (Roger Jackson) US 7011
Sailworks/Starboard/F2/MPB/Chinook/Kokatat/DaKine

 
 
 

Fin quiver for Starboard Formula

Post by Ellen Falle » Thu, 06 Jul 2000 04:00:00

Congratulations!
  You will have a great time on this board. It gets planing soooo early
and goes so fast and is soooo comfortable to ride! I just spent 3 days
in a row on mine with a 9.0 sail and was out ripping in very light wind
(8 mph was about the lowest). I was often the only one planing, and
having a good time passing all the folks schlogging along, and those
pumping madly in the little puffs, and just generally enjoying life to
the max.
  I have used the board with my 9.0, my 7.5 and my 6.5, and always with
the stock 58 cm fin. I have a 56 cm fin but haven't taken the time to
really try it out, much less be able to compare it to the 58. I have to
be careful in shallow areas, but at least we haven't had weeds. My
largest weed fin is a 40 cm Curtis fin and I don't think its going to be
ideal. I'm not going to buy one unless I absolutely need to tho.
  Ellen
Quote:

> Hello Starboard sailors

> I should receive my new Starboard Formula this week. (Can't wait)
> I am going to use the board with a 9.0 sail but. After reading this
> group I think I will be sailing the Starboard with my 7.0 sail alot
> also.

> Will the stock 58 cm fin be to big for 7.0?
> If so what size fin should I get?
> Any suggestions for a weed fin wich I will have to get if I want to
> sail all summer (for 9.0 sail)?

> Thanks in advance
> Christopher Meisner