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Author:  jb92563 [ Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:06 pm ]
Post subject:  TF Questions

I'm interested in the TF and based on my area winds I wanted to know what the takeoff flying speed would be?

I get a daily afternoon wind from 5-15 knots but the good days generating white caps between 10-20 kts.

When the wind dies its like 3 kts and I wondering if sailing upwind slow to get home is possible or would I need an auxilliary motor for that little wind to go upwind?

I'm in Southern CA and looking for a TF if any are for sale. Distance is no issue as I enjoy an occasional road trip.

Also wondering if there were multiple TF models or just the one size?

Author:  mmiller [ Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:15 am ]
Post subject:  Re: TF Questions

One TF was built by Hobie Cat.

Take off wind speed is 10-12 knots. Crew weight is a factor.

You can sail upwind in lighter winds, but very shallow angles and slow.

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