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N6.0 to N6.0NA #176299
04/27/09 11:29 PM
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What is involved in changing a 6.0 to an NA, and will it be competitive in a 20 class? or am I just killing myself with a low portsmith#?


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Re: N6.0 to N6.0NA [Re: AzCat] #176312
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often wondered this myself, we only ever had one 6.0 in europe I think that it was what you call the stock 6.0. Not really sure what the 'upgrade' was apart from taller mast.

The 6 will always be competitive upwind, we were faster on that point than the i20s when they 1st arrived.

The 6 with a kite will always struggle against a cat that was purpose built for a kite. assuming that what you mean by a '20' class is spinnaker sailing.


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Re: N6.0 to N6.0NA [Re: TEAMVMG] #176317
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Looking at the NACRA archives it shows both boats with a 31 foot 7 inch mast, both weighing 420 pounds. Sail area 251 square feet for the 6.0 and 264 aquare feet for the 6.0 NA. According to the brochures, 6.0 NA has a larger main than the 6.0 and also a larger jib with new bow foil.

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It has been my observation that Mark Ederer could consistently whup on whomever he wanted to with his 6.0NA.

Re: N6.0 to N6.0NA [Re: tami] #176321
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The N/A does have a bigger main. It also has longer spreader arms and an intermediate set of diamond wires. Are you thinking of getting Clyde Betts' boat? It has a set of N/A sails but as far as I know he didn't upgrade to the bigger spreader arms and intermediat diamonds. It needs to be done because I've been told that the original mast config will fold with the N/A main in a breeze. He also has the semi-self tacking jib wich is nice. The overlapping one is good for some screaming reaches but not worth the hassle in my opinion.


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Re: N6.0 to N6.0NA [Re: TeamChums] #176337
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That jib was what made the 6.0NA the monster it was... taking it off is like owning a wolf with dentures.


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Re: N6.0 to N6.0NA [Re: TeamChums] #176347
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Hello Lee, I guess if Clyde lives in Santa Barbra I am looking at his boat. Do you know the boat? and if so, is it in as good of shape as he says? I wanted to see it when i was out for the Border run but couldent find the time.
I will be in the area again in a couple of weeks and will attempt to find the time to see it. In the meantime, I have a TheMightyHobie18 Magnum that I will get to know better.
We missed you at the border run, Maby next year.


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Re: N6.0 to N6.0NA [Re: John Williams] #176358
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Originally Posted by John Williams
That jib was what made the 6.0NA the monster it was... taking it off is like owning a wolf with dentures.


LOL!

Slightly related:
I sail a mystere 5.5 and many supersize to the 6.0 jib. I own a few of both.... i feel the smaller jib fits better, less overlap of the mast, less hang ups of the sheets, uses less sheet, handles better (although it is also crisper) and i prefer it.

I haven't switched out jibs in the same day to compare.. but i love the smaller one... i don't really care if i am a knot slower downwind with it... i have a spin

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Re: N6.0 to N6.0NA [Re: ] #176362
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We had a 5.5 jib for the 6.0 when it was nuking... I feel that I learned how to fly a 'chute from that 6.0 jib, though. Taught me a lot about apparent wind on the run.


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