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Found a survivor

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Created by BEACHSTART 1 month ago, 28 Nov 2020
BEACHSTART
NSW, 79 posts
28 Nov 2020 2:06PM
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After many years of research I finally managed to buy one this morning in Sydney. It's a Davidson board 1992 I think?
This is going to be my summer project to get this baby back to it's original condition Missing center board and rail mast plus a few dings to fix





















AUS 814
NSW, 425 posts
28 Nov 2020 2:14PM
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Well done it's definitely a Davidson, you have won the lotto big time. This is mine that I got a couple of years ago,needed a bit of work to smooth out some bumps etc. Now I can sail her for 2 hours and dose the leak a single drop.




Mark _australia
WA, 20179 posts
28 Nov 2020 12:21PM
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Was that an attempt to make the most unstable board ever? OMG how's the belly in it! It would be like trying to stand on a log....

segler
750 posts
28 Nov 2020 1:09PM
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All of us old-timers learned to windsurf on logs. My Superlight One was a log.

AUS 814
NSW, 425 posts
28 Nov 2020 4:12PM
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Upwind in 10 knots or so it's phenomenal, super fast. Yep off the wind can be a bit hairy, they actually reach and plane reasonably well. Downwind is a bit tricky but if you leave the daggerboard down helps a bit

AUS 814
NSW, 425 posts
28 Nov 2020 4:16PM
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Upwind in 10 knots or so it's phenomenal, super fast. Yep off the wind can be a bit hairy, they actually reach and plane reasonably well. Downwind is a bit tricky but if you leave the daggerboard down helps a bit

powersloshin
NSW, 1231 posts
28 Nov 2020 4:25PM
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airinside !
must be pretty good in the chop, I think Exocet and Starboard had more modern versions.

so it is made of plastic, you cannot use fiberglass, how do you fix it ?

Mark _australia
WA, 20179 posts
28 Nov 2020 2:35PM
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segler said..
All of us old-timers learned to windsurf on logs.


I did too but never seen anything with such a round bottom all the way to tail. Gather it's a race board so not ever designed for learners but it would be hard to sail for even experienced sailors surely...?

Gestalt
QLD, 13222 posts
28 Nov 2020 7:24PM
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Yep they are really hard to sail.

segler
750 posts
29 Nov 2020 12:28AM
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Really long waterline and curved bottom makes them really fast in subplaning conditions. Kinda like the D2. But yes, they are really difficult to sail until you get used to them. I have a friend with a D2. In subplaning conditions, nobody can touch him.

Waiting4wind
NSW, 1861 posts
29 Nov 2020 4:32PM
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The look on the dogs face seem to say, 'what the hell did you buy'



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