Yesterday I (1,83m / 70kg) arrived on Tenerife and was sailing Cabezo 6Bft with grip75 and 4,7 . Sail was a bit on the large size but handling was ok even in the gusts. Standard setup: Mastfoot 1cm rear of mid pos. Original fins, all 1cm back from front (2cm from rear). Footstraps rear 2nd from rear and front 1st (jump side) and 2nd from rear. 30" harness lines. Boom chest high.
- When riding through the chop outside of the wave break there is a tendency to spin out even if I stand quite upright and try to bring as little side force to the fins as possible. In this case also the vertical load on the rear seems reduced and (as a result of this?) it feels like the fins lose the grip in the water sometimes and slip, as if the tail is in the air?
- In the same situation the nose rides fairly low and if I am coming down from a small wave or chop (<0,5m) the nose touches the water and board-resistance gets high. Feels very uncomfortable.
Did you experience the same and do you have an advice what to change in trim or sailing style?
Remark: During the rides so far (North Sea) i changed the mastfoot position back 1cm from middle and lowered the boom appr. 5cm from shoulder to nipple-height to improve these behaviors a little. This also eliminated completely the tendency to lower the nose when jumping, no issue any more.
Anyhow: A great board but requires too much attention when just planing outside.
Thanks for any advice.