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by DanO
Sun Oct 04, 2009 08:07
Forum: Your trips/sessions
Topic: Hamworthy 3rdOct
Replies: 0
Views: 1234

Hamworthy 3rdOct

Me and fellow Nomad Dave ventured to Hamworthy for what I'm sure was the first bit of wind for a month.
Good 3 hours sailing with 5.5's, and feeling knackered today.
Only the 2nd time at Hamworthy for me, and its become a firm favourite.
by DanO
Sun Apr 26, 2009 13:27
Forum: Your trips/sessions
Topic: Portland Sat 25th
Replies: 6
Views: 3250

Fellow Nomad Dave talked me into trip to Hamworthy. Southerly 20mph when we rigged 6.25m, and 6.5m's up, which quickly picked up to 25mph + gusts. Came in and rigged smaller 5.5m, which was perfect. Great day longest planing runs I've had to date on the Carve 122, and didn't uphaul one. Very choppy,...
by DanO
Tue Mar 17, 2009 08:16
Forum: How to...
Topic: Slack lines as you get planing.
Replies: 5
Views: 6232

Thanks guys, I'll give it a go.
There's a lot to think about out there, but hoping to get a lot of sessions in this year, and hopefully it will start to become more instinctive.
by DanO
Sat Mar 14, 2009 21:46
Forum: How to...
Topic: Slack lines as you get planing.
Replies: 5
Views: 6232

Slack lines as you get planing.

Any of your tipsters out there want to help me out.
When I get on the plane, the harness lines suddenly go slack.
I've shortened the lines, and try and keep my arms straight, pushing the rig away and leaning out which all helps.
Does this sound right, or should I be doing something else?
by DanO
Sat Mar 14, 2009 21:40
Forum: Your trips/sessions
Topic: Sat14thMarch
Replies: 0
Views: 1299

Sat14thMarch

Lovely sunny day at Poole. Wind very up and down 10-15knots NW. Everyone looked to be on 5.8-6.5's, so started out with 6.5m, Carve 122, which wasn't enough. Came back in and rigged a 7.5m, and bigger fin which was better, wind was still up and down, but managed to get planing. NW is a strange one a...
by DanO
Fri Mar 13, 2009 20:28
Forum: Trips
Topic: Poole tomorrow?
Replies: 0
Views: 1384

Poole tomorrow?

Worked hard this week, and earned another play token.
Wind and tides look good. Poole's the plan, while the parking's still cheap.
All welcome to join me. Put up a post or give me a ring if your up for it.
by DanO
Mon Mar 09, 2009 18:53
Forum: Your trips/sessions
Topic: Sat 7th March
Replies: 1
Views: 1484

Sat 7th March

Poole again for a change. Not sure of the wind (12knots +, WSW). 7.5 Tbird, Carve 122. Slipping in the new straps like a favourite pair of slippers (Just a phase, I'm not that old really). Just need to work on my stance and commit into the harness more to stop turning up wind. Its definetly getting ...
by DanO
Mon Feb 16, 2009 14:49
Forum: Your trips/sessions
Topic: Sat 31st Jan
Replies: 10
Views: 4786

Graham, No magic tweak I'm afraid, I was lucky that Rich had a spare pair of slightly longer straps to exchange with mine. Although slightly longer they are exactly the same strap design, but have the DRAKE logo instead of the STARBOARD logo, I'm assuming a previous version. Now installed on the boa...
by DanO
Thu Feb 12, 2009 14:36
Forum: Your trips/sessions
Topic: Sat 31st Jan
Replies: 10
Views: 4786

Not sure i want to discuss my anatomical transformations in public...but lets just say theres no limit to WW's help and talents!
by DanO
Tue Feb 10, 2009 18:30
Forum: Your trips/sessions
Topic: Sat 31st Jan
Replies: 10
Views: 4786

Thanks, I'm try bringing the straps back to the standard spacings,wet them down and leave a pair of Helen's old trainers in them and see if that works. I'll give you a shout about the straps if this fails. As for 'Fighting for your very survival' not sure I like the sound of that, but sounds like yo...
by DanO
Wed Feb 04, 2009 17:50
Forum: Your trips/sessions
Topic: Sat 31st Jan
Replies: 10
Views: 4786

Thanks for the tip, I'll give it a go. Got a Guy Cribb article as well to try. Technique is a definitely a major issue, but I still feel I need to stretch the straps somehow. I'm size 9 with winter boots at the moment, straps have been undone and pulled, and I've even tried wider screw fixings (whic...
by DanO
Tue Feb 03, 2009 20:10
Forum: Your trips/sessions
Topic: Sat 31st Jan
Replies: 10
Views: 4786

Sat 31st Jan

2nd sail of the year at Poole. Cold gusty SE 15-18knots, planing most of the time on a 5.5m and Carve 122. Struggling to get back upwind at times and could of easily done with a bigger fin and sail, but too cold too come in and make the change, and the gusts provided enough to waterstart. Stayed in ...
by DanO
Tue Nov 11, 2008 08:40
Forum: Your trips/sessions
Topic: Wind arrived (in bucket loads) in time for the speed trial
Replies: 9
Views: 4308

Had a go but shamed to say, I didn't stay on long enough to get a decent run. :oops:
Way too much for me, maybe I'll do better next time.
Very impressive show by the others, and still enjoyed the day, and the cake.
by DanO
Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:18
Forum: Trips
Topic: Sunday's (9th Nov) speed trial is looking promising
Replies: 4
Views: 3352

Hoping to make it Sunday, just hoping its not too windy. If only i can stay on for 500m. Smallest sail is a 5.5 so plan is too eat more pies between now and Sunday! Any tips for setting up for speed appreciated. Current thoughts are bigger sail, low boom, try not to think about catapults, and duck t...
by DanO
Wed Nov 05, 2008 13:28
Forum: Your trips/sessions
Topic: Braved the cold
Replies: 1
Views: 1654

Braved the cold

Quick detour to Portland on route to holiday lodge on Friday 31st for a well powered up sail on 6.5 and Carve 122. Long walk out to fin depth and very chilly NEasterly. Snowboarding Saturday on the 'not so dry' ski slope, and another windurfing session on Sunday morning. Tide held up well to enable ...