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4.5m Sail for light wind and person

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by morrison » Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:22 am

I need to find a 4.5m ish sail for the Woman.
Sail is used for sub16 knot conditions and 105lb sailor.
Any input into brand and model is appreciated.
Have been using old North Zeta wave sails up till now with good results but they are 25 years old and are both comming apart.
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by grantmac » Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:40 am

What masts do you have?
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by morrison » Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:48 am

SDM's.
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by Michael » Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:31 am

morrison wrote:SDM's.
Well then I'd look at getting an rdm mast as well as a new sail, I'm sure your wife will love it, and then you can match your sails and masts. I'm not sure if the UBC sailing club is having a fall swap meet but you might be able to pick up some gear there.
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by grantmac » Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:11 pm

Definitely get an RDM. What bend curve do you currently use?
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by ZeroR2 » Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:00 pm

Not an expert, but complex question. If beginner and needing a sloppy sail, then a Starboard Starter or Classic would work or Chinook Powerglide. If you are planning to use it for yourself & share, then Ezzy Legacy are great for the money. Again, I am a little different coming from flat water sailing and dudes here have wave sails. Lots of opinions.
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by morrison » Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:35 pm

ZeroR2 wrote:Chinook Powerglide. If you are planning to use it for yourself & share, then Ezzy Legacy


Thanks,
looking at these at the related websites. One of these will work.
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by ZeroR2 » Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:43 pm

morrison wrote:
ZeroR2 wrote:Chinook Powerglide. If you are planning to use it for yourself & share, then Ezzy Legacy


Thanks,
looking at these at the related websites. One of these will work.


Me personally, I would spend the money on Ezzy Legacy. It is hard to find used, but if you buy them new they hold their value. If you decide to go that route, I can tell you where to get them the cheapest (I have found). Don't know if they send to Canada, but if you have mail facility in Blaine you are good to go. You would have to PM, don't want to solicit and I have no affiliation to company.
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by Michael » Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:17 pm

There are a few ezzy's on BWD unfortunately no 4.5..
http://bigwavedave.ca/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=9559
Sailworks has used sails and the retro is a great all round sail.
https://www.sailworks.com/the-gear/used-gear/used-sails/used-2016-retro-4-5-sail-bwr.html
There should be a lot of these type of sails around but it depends on your budget.
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by Craig » Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:51 pm

i have simmer 4.5 probably 2005ish great shape. an older North Voodoo 4.7, ezzy 4.2 se 2008 or 09 i think. maybe more will have to look. i can look up the particulars if ypu need. cheap. in Squamish.
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