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Board for sale - RRD Firemove 140L

I am posting this for a friend that is liquidating his gear.…Continue

Started Nov 12

Adventures in fin fitting/tuning.
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Apologies if you already saw this posted on the DAWG Facebook page....While in Hatteras last week, Glen tried my board and rig to see if he should rig up. He came back asking what the vibration was.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Oct 24.

instructor info and new "how to" book
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There is a new windsurfing instructor program taking hold. https://www.windsurfingipa.org/The web site is worth a look. It is supported by many pros and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Schoen Oct 4.

BIC Nova centerboard fin plug "found"

Sorry to send this to all.... Someone recently bought a BIC Nova from Larry Campbell in Waterford.  I ended up with a box of parts from him that contained the center fin plug that fills that…Continue

Started Jul 1

 

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Bob Schoen replied to Alex H's discussion WTB: beginner gear
"I am a little familiar with the Viper and Techno. I believe the older Viper is the same board as my nTrance you see on my video.  I have also had a F2 Phoenix 320 (188L) that is 70 wide that I really like for myself and use with folks that are…"
Nov 23
Bob Schoen replied to Alex H's discussion WTB: beginner gear
"At 160#, you could stay in the lower end of that range. I would really recommend finding one with a centerboard regardless of volume.  I know BIC had a 150L with centerboard which would be a lower limit. You could get away with a shorter board…"
Nov 22
Bob Schoen replied to Alex H's discussion WTB: beginner gear
"I confess I don't know the west side windsurfing scene - especially regarding the number of sailors and quantity of used equipment. We do have a good sized group of sailors in the Detroit Metro/Windsor/Toledo area. I've hosted a spring…"
Nov 22
Bob Schoen posted a discussion

Board for sale - RRD Firemove 140L

I am posting this for a friend that is liquidating his gear.https://photos.app.goo.gl/9aPhWBZ6CWRUU1198 Here is a recent note I got from him: I found my invoices from original purchase. I paid $1979 + 147= $2,126 for board and bag in 2016.  Board in perfect condition as I only used it three times.  Asking $1000. Please contact Matt for more info.Matt Clark (mattcyukon@gmail.com)See More
Nov 12
Brian replied to Bob Schoen's discussion Adventures in fin fitting/tuning.
"Bob, Yeah, the plastic shim stock is much more durable than the sail tape.  I cut a piece larger than the fin base and glue it on.  The CA glue with activator is best, but regular super glue works if you give it time to dry, given the…"
Oct 24
Bob Schoen posted a blog post

Instructor info and new book for all windsurfers

There is a new windsurfing instructor program taking hold. https://www.windsurfingipa.org/The web site is worth a look. It is supported by many pros and others to help promote the sport. It is geared towards getting more instructors out there, but there is a lot of related info as well. It appears to be better supported than US Sailing was (they are also backing this program and forgoing theirs). They are offering a gratis Level 1 rating for those…See More
Oct 24
Bob Schoen replied to Bob Schoen's discussion Adventures in fin fitting/tuning.
"I tried using sail repair tape on the side of one fin in the past, but it started to walk out. I bet your method is more reliable, but sanding the top was pretty easy too. No muss, no fuss (so far)."
Oct 23
Brian replied to Bob Schoen's discussion Adventures in fin fitting/tuning.
"Good tip Bob.  I always fit my fins when I get a new board or new fin.  One more tip, when the fin is loose side-to-side, you sometimes need to shim the fin.  The best solution for that I think is to use plastic shim stock.  You…"
Oct 23
Bob Schoen posted a discussion

Adventures in fin fitting/tuning.

Apologies if you already saw this posted on the DAWG Facebook page....While in Hatteras last week, Glen tried my board and rig to see if he should rig up. He came back asking what the vibration was. I hadn’t noticed, but in looking it over, we found the fin to be loose in the box (Powerbox). Turns out the screw was tight, and not too long as I tried a shorter one and it still had a little slop from side to side, not fore/aft. I always torque them down good, as I lost one on Cass a few years…See More
Oct 18
Bob Schoen replied to Bob Schoen's discussion instructor info and new "how to" book
"sure, no problem. glad to help"
Oct 4
Shaun Arntz replied to Bob Schoen's discussion instructor info and new "how to" book
"Ah that would make sense. And I guess I should have said more like the figures you see on bathroom stalls rather than stick figures. Anyway thanks for the info and the description. Would it be okay if I emailed you for a more in depth conversation…"
Oct 4
Bob Schoen replied to Bob Schoen's discussion instructor info and new "how to" book
"Hi Shaun. It appears you are referring to the "complimentary" ABK manual, page 19, as the Tricktionary book is all full color pictures - no stick figures.  I am not sure why they show light wind and high wind with normal stance, but…"
Oct 2
Shaun Arntz replied to Bob Schoen's discussion instructor info and new "how to" book
"I was interested in this even though I'm a beginner really but I'm passionate about the sport. So l looked into it and downloaded the sample of the beginner portion that tricktionary had available. I'm a little confused, and again…"
Oct 2
Bob Schoen posted a discussion

instructor info and new "how to" book

There is a new windsurfing instructor program taking hold. https://www.windsurfingipa.org/The web site is worth a look. It is supported by many pros and others to help promote the sport. It is geared towards getting more instructors out there, but there is a lot of related info as well. It appears to be better supported than US Sailing was (they are also backing this program and forgoing theirs). They are offering a gratis Level 1 rating for those…See More
Sep 1
Bob Schoen left a comment for Jason
"Hi Jason.  There is a very enthusiastic group of guys/gals that sail Cass. I have a group email list of about 30 that will show up depending on the wind and their ability to sneak out of work or chores. We'll email the group to see who is…"
Jul 16
Bob Schoen posted a discussion

BIC Nova centerboard fin plug "found"

Sorry to send this to all.... Someone recently bought a BIC Nova from Larry Campbell in Waterford.  I ended up with a box of parts from him that contained the center fin plug that fills that hole when that center fin is not used (typically for beginners/ learning).  Obviously I have no use for it and would like to get it to whoever bought that board. Contact me if you are that person.See More
Jul 1

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Instructor info and new book for all windsurfers

There is a new windsurfing instructor program taking hold. https://www.windsurfingipa.org/

The web site is worth a look. It is supported by many pros and others to help promote the sport. It is geared towards getting more instructors out there, but there is a lot of related info as well. It appears to be better supported than US Sailing was (they are also backing this program and forgoing theirs). They are offering a gratis Level 1 rating…

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