Radial to Full?

Discussion in 'Laser Talk' started by Goonie, Oct 16, 2002.

  1. Goonie

    Goonie Guest

    What is a good weight to switch from Radial to Full? When did you guys and gals switch?
     
  2. macwas16

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    ummm...k

    the brochure says optimal crew weight for the radial is at 110-150 pounds. the laser is 160-190 pounds.
     
  3. Goonie

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    Thanks!
     
  4. geoff

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    110 is still too light for a radial - try 135 -160
     
  5. macwas16

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    ummm...k

    i wouldn't agree with that. i'm 95 and have no prob keeping one down till around 17knts
     
  6. Goonie

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    Yeah, but after 17 knots, then what? 95 is too light.
     
  7. macwas16

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    ok poeple i'm just backing up what the brocheur says. what else would you sail, a 4.7?
     
  8. Goonie

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    Yeah! Why not?

    Seth
     
  9. phantomdarkness

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    okay, 135-160 is WAY too heavy for a raidal. The world champs a couple of years ago only weighed approximately 130!!!!
     
  10. macwas16

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    ummm...k

    exactly why the optimal radial weight is 110-150 lbs.
     
  11. Goonie

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    I NEED HELP FAST!!! Can someone please tell me the OPTIMAL crew weight for the 4.7!!!

    EDIT: Found it ;)!

    Seth
     
  12. pleon5045

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    ive heard the optimum weight for a radial at about 140.... def dont wanna be over 150 tho... i guess you could do it but it would be painful in light air. it seems like too big of a gap though, b/c you're not going to be that competitive in a fullrig until 165-170. I guess you just dont want to be in the 155-165 range. too bad b/c thats what a lot of teenage guys would be.
    kendall
     
  13. kwilson

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    It depends alot on the wind strength as well. If I'm just out having a good time I find that in heavy wind I can maintain much better control with a radial than a full rig. Consquestly providing me with the ability go faster instead of fight the boat for control. 8)
     
  14. phantomdarkness

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    in regards to a 4.7, basically, i'd say like 90-125 or so. I'm not positive, but that would be my guess
     
  15. will162878

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    See the PSE's (UK and Europe manufacturer's) site (www.lasersailing.com) for ideal crew weights. Select boats, then laser, then 4.7 and find the "tech spec" section. The figures are in kilos: 2.2lbs = 1kg. This will give a sailing weight not a racing weight so add a bit to the lower end of the range for the ideal racing weight but you should be able to handle a 4.7 at the weights specified.
     

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