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  1. Hi, I'm an expat from germany, working in Indy for the next 5years. 53y young and sailing for more then 25y beach cats and own since 3y a SunFast3200 sailing the baltic sea. 6'6 tall and 220lbs in good shape. If you are willing to offer a ride , open to intercultural experience feel free to pm me. Any opportunity is greatly appreciated. Cheers Ludger
  2. Dinghy hiking boots for wide feet

    Just red that thread. I used the Gul more then 50 sailing days in my nacra f20c. I have size 15us and they are great in uk13. Durability is so so to be honest. The vulcanisation is poor. But theyfit my big and wide fest. Greetings from germany. I bought two sets for next seasons!
  3. looking for a new set of sails for my nacra F20C. Main and Jib will be made of a landenberger LP membran designed to crew weight and sailing style. Question: What impact does the thickness of the mylar plies of the membran create? From 0.75mil - 1.0mil -1.5mil is available. My current thoughts for a gennaker are to choose for the outer panels Superkote130 and for the rest Dynakote75. That's based on my experience on flying double-trap downwind courses at lake garda. Heard from the Tornado crews that they prefer dark blue clored fabric because it should be more durable than other colors (allthough same fabric). Appreciate your comments and recommendations. greetings from southern germany
  4. How repairable is this mast?

    AS long AS you dont know the type of aluminun you dont know if any headtreatment has ever taken place. The material preferably used for extrusion is not head treated. High tensile Aluminium tends to corrode in an marine enviroment much quicker than low tensile (si0.5) Material. Its important to close the holes. Cheers from germany
  5. GC32 super cat

    just show the picture from her first sail. I'm deeply impressed on the boat design and would love to step up from my F20C and by a new piece of dope. Based on my experience sailing with C-foils, there is a risk to snap the windward daggerboard when the hull suddenly drops down (caused by the C-shape and resulting levers and forces). As you all know this might happen from time to time... The design/shape of the daggers must cause tremendous forces in case the windward hull drops down suddenly. Not only on the daggerboards but on the trunk and it's moveable inserts as well. How does the design compensates that? Any thoughts guys? have fun sailing her!