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Tuff-Luff Aero foil #3558
03/29/07 10:03 AM
03/29/07 10:03 AM
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Highland Park, NJ
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Has anyone ordered a new Tuff Luff Aero-foil for their boat? If so, what is the correct model? Any special info needed?


Steve Buzbee
Blue Meanie J/30 #485
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Re: Tuff-Luff Aero foil #3559
04/03/07 06:29 AM
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Washington, DC, USA
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Tuff Luff Aero Foil #1706 is a complete package. Just ordered one a couple of weeks ago. Price was $769.

Re: Tuff-Luff Aero foil #3560
04/04/07 05:17 PM
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Westport CT
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Tuff Luff 1706 aero on sale $519

Re: Tuff-Luff Aero foil #3561
05/11/07 04:34 PM
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New Orleans, LA
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I'm about to order the same system. It appears the 1706 is for a 5/16" headstay. I thought the J30 has a 1/4" headstay, right?

Also, does it simply come as a kit or do I need to supply measurements prior to ordering?

Re: Tuff-Luff Aero foil #3562
05/12/07 09:36 PM
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Highland Park, NJ
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I just ordered and installed the 1706 from P-Yacht at the price listed above. All good-the luff groove size is the key, not the headstay size. The 1706 accomodates a MAX headstay diam. of 5/16"-1/4" works fine. Check your luff tape size-#6 requires the 1706.


Steve Buzbee
Blue Meanie J/30 #485
Re: Tuff-Luff Aero foil #3563
06/06/07 04:08 PM
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Bainbridge Island, WA
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Just out of curiousity, has anyone used or considered the Harken Carbo Foil option? I've used Tuff Luff foils for years. I know very little about the Harken product. If one is to believe their marketing, it sounds like a compelling alternative at a very similar price.

Thanks,
- JBro


- Jeff
J/30 #426 - Watusi
Re: Tuff-Luff Aero foil #3564
06/07/07 06:01 PM
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New Orleans, LA, USA
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New Orleans, LA, USA
I am with Jeff and want to try the Harken Carbofoil.

Mr. Class Measurer, any problems with this regarding class legality?

Re: Tuff-Luff Aero foil #3565
06/11/07 01:35 PM
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Rochester, MN
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Rochester, MN
For what its worth, the Head Foil system is lighter than both Harkens Carbo Foil and the Tuff Luff. Tuff Luff being the heaviest by far.

Re: Tuff-Luff Aero foil #3566
06/11/07 07:05 PM
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Annapolis, MD US
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LChristy  Offline
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Annapolis, MD US
Two things to keep in mind when ordering a headfoil. The number 5 or 6 refers to the size of luff tape your sail maker put on your headsails. The J30 Class rules state that the the head foil can not exceed 31mm (1.2 Inches) for and aft.

Larry Christy
J30 Class Measurer

Re: Tuff-Luff Aero foil #3567
06/11/07 07:08 PM
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Annapolis, MD US
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Annapolis, MD US
The Harken Foil for a number 5 Luf tape is legal at 1.1 inches. I do not know the dimensions for the #6.

Larry

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