Gilles29

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About Gilles29

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  1. Gilles29

    Affordable GPS Speedometer

    Using a NOVASAIL NS 100 since several years, I can say it's a good product which provide essential information while sailing You can make yourself a good idea with the operating manual NS100 Operating Manual English.pdf
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    Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    I thought that ventilating the main foil was due to low water temp ?
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    Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    P Flados, I applied your technic yesterday and it was an actual success ! all my tackings passed in light wind (boat speed 3-4 knts )
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    Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    My first swim was similar; my UFO started to capsize and I was thrown outboard, but the boat had automatically righting, and continued to sail on 150 yards before capsizing and turtle, so I had to swim a long distance before catching it! Since I always try to keep firmly my mainsheet in my hand, while capsizing !
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    Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    you arouse my curiosity; what is it about?
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    Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    Hi all Does somebody knows where I can find a mainfoil's pin ; I lost mine during my last sailing...
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    Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    Martin That's look great! Are the 2 cleats only glued on UFO's deck?
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    Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    Your control line while sailing is it only on port , or also starboard?
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    Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    Hi all Here are some videos showing details of my wand system control which works well when sailing . I'll try to make and send some drawings next days https://youtu.be/4CmzZl7U7Vw https://youtu.be/Ecb_SrY4o6g
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    Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    Yes Martin I have been playing with height adjustment from the UFO's deck, and my system works well, but I need to often lubricate it before sailing . I can adjust it from my position, my feet in the straps, and it's great ! But when lifting the daggerboard, I must not forget to disconnect control ropes !
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    Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    Is there something I didn't understand ? With cunningham under tension and cunningham's rope stopped with a knot, I thought it was not possible to have the mast come out of the boat. after pulling the cunningham I always secure the rope with a knot ( port cleat) ; starboard rope is only used to adjust tension
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    Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    I think it's a good and interesting alternative to complete the other camera set up. In fact the 2 options could complement each other in a video , and having the 2 viewing angles seems instructive (especially to show some details when tacking or jibing)
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    Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    49er is around 68, and I suppose Wazsp could be around 58 (according to europeans handicaps)
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    Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    My main sail is damaged near the bottom batten; how can I repair that, any ideas?
  15. Gilles29

    best new foiler for beginner?

    I had a Laser EPS in the past too, and I confirm it is a very fun and great boat which gives you good sensations ! Your feedback on skeeta is very interesting, and I think it's a boat very similar to UFO, with an easy handling