What are the mast and extention sizes that can fit for 7.8 sails?

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What are the mast and extention sizes that can fit for 7.8 sails?

Postby Amir.Fitness » Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:38 pm

I wanted to buy a bigger sail than the 6m I am using. I found a good 7.8m sail two cams but I'm not sure should I get a 490 mast or 460? and regarding the extension which size will be ok with it?
Also if anyone selling their used mast and extention that can match with 7.8m sail I can buy. Thanks
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Re: What are the mast and extention sizes that can fit for 7.8 sails?

Postby joe_windsurfer » Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:32 am

it is important to match a mast with the sail
and even MORE important when the sail is cambered
Ezzy is supposed to have some options for non-Ezzy masts - if one is willing to go that route

you said it was a "good sail", but do not mention brand, nor model - more info required ...

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Re: What are the mast and extention sizes that can fit for 7.8 sails?

Postby Amir.Fitness » Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:41 pm

joe_windsurfer wrote:it is important to match a mast with the sail
and even MORE important when the sail is cambered
Ezzy is supposed to have some options for non-Ezzy masts - if one is willing to go that route

you said it was a "good sail", but do not mention brand, nor model - more info required ...
It's
BIC Speedster 7.8m 2-cams
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Re: What are the mast and extention sizes that can fit for 7.8 sails?

Postby joe_windsurfer » Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:38 am

that sail is used in the BIC T293 race class for kids under 17 and is supposed to be a powerful sail
with a 498 cm luff, they recommend a BIC Freeride C50 490 cm SDM mast
i am surprised they do not go with > 75% carbon ...
have NO idea what the bend curve on a BIC mast/sail is
i.e. what is a comparable replacement - since I see NO BIC masts for sale around here ...
(what did previous owner use ??)

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Re: What are the mast and extention sizes that can fit for 7.8 sails?

Postby Amir.Fitness » Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:53 am

Previous owner used Simmer 490 75%carbon.

I've been searching for any fb page or a website that sells used equipment besides the windsurf canada website to see more variety and compare but wasn't successful.
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Re: What are the mast and extention sizes that can fit for 7.8 sails?

Postby joe_windsurfer » Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:39 pm

ironically I cannot find many shops selling used equipment in ONT
there are occasional swap meets
KIJIJI is your friend

here near Montreal we some shops and they ship
check my link:
http://joewindsurfer.blogspot.ca/2015/0 ... shops.html

send me an e-mail via my post or PM or ...
and I can give you a contact who always finds and sells used in Western ONT ...

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Re: What are the mast and extention sizes that can fit for 7.8 sails?

Postby Amir.Fitness » Fri Jan 06, 2017 5:05 pm

Thnx joe I really appreciate it. I got ur email 2 and I know this man I bought stuff from him before he's an awesome person but unfortunately he don't have this size of masts. Thanks again for the post and the email. :)
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