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I tried windsurfing a 14' SIC Bullet V2
« on: February 05, 2018, 01:12:57 PM »
After looking curiously at gzasinet's 14' SIC Bullet V2 every time we went downwind paddling together, I theorized that the bullet had the right rocker and rail shape to be pretty fun as a windsurfer. Also, the recesses around the carry handle would allow me to tie on a temporary mast attachment based on a 2-bolt universal joint attached to a piece of plywood with holes drilled in it and a rope to tie it down around the handle (see picture).

I tried it yesterday with a 6.8 sail in about 14 knots of wind, and it worked great. Smoothly glided up onto a plane, accelerated quickly, and was very fast on a broad reach with the nose riding well above the chop. With the small 7" SIC fin it needed to be railed to windward a bit to cut upwind, but it was still quite fast in that mode. A bigger fin (maybe 9" or 10") would probably let it get upwind on plane without digging the rail in as much. gzasinets has a video of it on facebook. 

Anyway, I was quite pleased with how well it worked. Sails a lot more naturally than my 14' Fanatic Falcon (which I put a permanent mast track on), though both boards are fun to sail. Highly recommend copying my jury-rigged mast attachment if you have a board with a SIC type carry handle.
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Re: I tried windsurfing a 14' SIC Bullet V2
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2018, 04:51:58 PM »
Here is the video
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Re: I tried windsurfing a 14' SIC Bullet V2
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2018, 05:00:08 PM »
Simply beautiful guys.  That V2 is planing just like it was designed for.  Looks like a hoot.  Would go for a bigger fin to try to track upwind.  Awesome little jury rig.  8)
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Re: I tried windsurfing a 14' SIC Bullet V2
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2018, 06:23:53 PM »
There's a production F16 with rudder for sale at Second Wind in Maui with a mast track on it, Some guy decided that paddlers needed a crab claw type sail to go downwind. I guess because it's just not fun without one. Another case of solving a problem no one has. But if you want to sail a downwind board, then there's your chance. Pretty cheap, like $1500 bucks as I recall, with not a scratch on it.
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Re: I tried windsurfing a 14' SIC Bullet V2
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2018, 08:04:45 PM »
Nice work guys! Good times.

Next time in Naples, I'll try to bring my SIC FX 12.6.
It has a built in single M8 mast attachment bolt, maybe
you could do Something fun with that?
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Re: I tried windsurfing a 14' SIC Bullet V2
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2018, 09:07:04 AM »
Nice work guys! Good times.

Next time in Naples, I'll try to bring my SIC FX 12.6.
It has a built in single M8 mast attachment bolt, maybe
you could do Something fun with that?

Awesome!
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