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TOPIC: Hot Sails Maui design customisation

Hot Sails Maui design customisation 2 weeks 1 day ago #13

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David Mark wrote:
I've sailed nothing but HSM since 2003, I had a 6.3 Superfreak color option #1, my most used sail, everybody in Chicago knew my sail. Kept it for 10+ years, then sold it on Ebay to a freak in NY who had a set of smaller ones, and bought it for $140. Since I bought it for about $350 at year-end sell off, what amazing resale value. I replaced it with new but old-model Firelight 6.0, which is lighter than Superfreak and rigs on a 400 mast. I still have 7.0 Superfreak ultralight (thinner softer Dacron) and 5.3 Superfreak. The SF are probably less powerful for their size than other sails, when I compare what I am using to others at the same time. The custom sails I imagine are great, but I have had tremendous luck buying used and new old model sails and masts on their web site.
Show us your freakishness! Pictures please!

Hot Sails Maui design customisation 2 weeks 1 day ago #14

7.0 on beach and flying away from me. It is very flat on beach because battens do not extend to luff, sail cloth is all folded up at luff and fills when sheeted in. Sail instantly depowers, which is both good and bad.
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Hot Sails Maui design customisation 2 weeks 1 day ago #15

The SuperFreaks have two 90% battens (the two above the boom) which gives you a luff-able sail. Great for depowering when riding waves, and a huge benefit when sailing overpowered. When you sheet out the sail goes flat and lets you stay in control.

The SpeedFreak is all full battens.

You can see the SF luff in this picture (extreme upper right corner):


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Hot Sails Maui design customisation 2 weeks 14 hours ago #16

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Great looks! Those sails are HOT indeed and super tough on top. I wish I can afford to go somewhere and try them out this winter, but it won’t happen. :(
It would be fun to sail a few as they are almost unique compared to everything else out there.
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