Ok so I was fortunate to windsurf in the Dom. Republic this winter and rekindled my love for the sport. Now I am back in Asheville and want to sail more on the local lake. I took my Mistral Equipe…Continue
"Hi Hudson! It is good! Specially for winds coming from W, N or NW. I recommend the following launching places:
1) Hwy 126 Boat landing (Linville Gorge). There is a little beach in the North side.
2) At the end of the road of Rock Hill St (Lake James…"
Thats a good board. I've had two or more, lost count... Its 238 liter, the Equipe II is 258 liter. At 200lbs, thats a big difference.. Both raceboards I am flirting with selling (links below), are admittedly high…"
"Equipe 1 - Race - Fun on flat water. Not so good on the ocean. Send me a link to your Craigslist ad - would prefer to buy from local sailors. I guess a newer 9.5m will uphaul about as easy as my old 7.5m ? "
200lbs, I suggest you need 9.5 to give you the most range of sailing around on Equipe (is its Equipe 1 or 2?). That would cover just about 95% of the sailing days we have here inland. 8.5 would be too small once you were…"
"Hi Hudson, No doubt! Newer sails have a huge range. You trim them from the downhaul, more tension means looser top for higher winds. 8.5 is a good size for the winds we have here (Lake Norman and Lake James). I sailed on several equipe boards, love…"
"Thats what I'm finding a used carbon mast is almost as much as a sail. I was checking into a used
Maui Sails 8.4 TR8 XT 2013 USED SAIL ,
it seems as if sails have a bigger wind range range these days, previously a 6.5m was the…"
"Hudson, Inwould definitely get a mast that fits the sail's specs. It makes a world of difference in how the sail feels & performs. Carbon fiber or blend mast is much lighter, stiffer, and performs better than the old aluminum masts."
Ok so I was fortunate to windsurf in the Dom. Republic this winter and rekindled my love for the sport. Now I am back in Asheville and want to sail more on the local lake. I took my Mistral Equipe out Saturday and had a great time blasting in the gusts on a sunny 7 - 20 knot day. My sail is a 7.5m cambered sail from 1991 and the thing weighs so much when i try to up haul. I also have a one-piece 495cm aluminium mast. I am keen to spend some cash on a used sail to increase the power and save my…See More