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 Post subject: Sail Colors
PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 6:24 pm 
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What will be the sail colors for the FX One next year?

And when will a different color spinaker be available for the FX One?
Maybe blue like the Tiger.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 7:30 pm 
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If we could get either red or blue that would be cool. Both look pretty darn neat.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 7:56 am 
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Yeah, need a more colorful sail. The yellow or the smoke are bland to me. Needs colors like the Fiji Worlds colors.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 2:49 pm 
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While the smoke sail is kinda bland, it is a really cool looking sail. It has a really high tech look. Especially when the light is shining from behind. It has a kinda carbon fibre-ish look to it. Alternating panels of the red, and smoke, would be fricken awesome.

Almost makes me wish my main wasn't in such good condition.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 7:23 pm 
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I am hoping that there is a Blue FX spinaker available next year. I can then keep it in good condition and use my red one to hack around on. I put my Tiger F18 Spin up but it was a bit to long in the luff.

I think if i had droped the pole down about 6" it would have worked. The sheeting angle seemed OK.

That F18 spin sure looked big on there. Maybe I will rig it next year and give it a try.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 9:32 pm 
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Longer pole perhaps? But that will change the sheating angle as well. Unless it will work in your favour. The foot is probably a bit longer so maybe that is the answer.

I think the Tiger pole is the same. As is the mast.

Attach the block higher on the line through the mast?


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 8:35 am 
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Thanks Karl,
Those thinge i thought of, but i didn't want to make changes yet. I just flew the spin up the mast.
The Tiger pole is a bit longer, about 3-4 ". I figured I would just raise the spin halyard block up about 4" and try that. Then put it back down for racing as there is a max height it can be by the rules.

I figured that I could use the big spn on the monday night racing we do just to mess around with it.
So I needed the changes if any to be quick ones.

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