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Daggerboard Removal

from Bill
2012-08-28
Should I be able to remove the daggerboard without removing the side panels? The oly way I can remove it is by unscrewing the four screws. Is this correct?

Answer to: Daggerboard Removal

from Joachim Larsson, Kona ONE
 
You can remove the dagger if you mashine the plugg if not there are fixed with the screws!

Fin

from Jens Dreyer
2011-12-19
Can I use the 40 cm fin for racing.

Answer to: Fin

from Joachim Larsson, Kona ONE
 
Yes, both the 40 and 46 Kona fins are class legal.

Is the new Weed Fin available yet?

from Matthew
2013-03-28
I see a picture of the new weed fin, but I don't see any link to a purchase site. Is it still under development?

Answer to: Is the new Weed Fin available yet?

from Joachim Larsson, Kona ONE
 
The WeedOne Will arrived to the marketing in May. The fin are producera now.
the fine Will arrived end of june, but asked your national Kona partner.

Kona One Board Bag

from Tim
2013-07-15
I see the Kona One Board bag on your website but I don't know how much it is or where I can purchase it. I am assuming that this bag will have the fin slot located in the correct position so that I can choose to leave my fin on. As I'm sure you know, regular boards bags fins slots do not line up correctly because of the step tail.

Answer to: Kona One Board Bag

from Joachim Larsson, Kona ONE
 
You can buy this board bag in US at.


Aerotech Sails

Phone: +1 386 760 9926
Fax: +1 386 760 9923
Email: sailaero@aol.com


Can I use my own mast?

from Client
2012-10-01
Can I use my own mast, or do I have to buy a Kona mast?

Answer to: Can I use my own mast?

from Joachim Larsson, Kona ONE
 
The mast, boom and extension are optional, but limited to max 75% carbon and aluminum booms of any kind.
But the Kona mast fron 2011 are exact tuned for our gears who make it the best chose.

Fin?

from Client
2012-10-01
Can I use my own fins?

Answer to: Fin?

from Joachim Larsson, Kona ONE
 
Only class legal fins may be used. There are two different sized class fins, but only one may be used throughout an event.

Ranking points in our last race

from Client
2012-10-01
I placed 2nd. but only got 42 ranking points in our last race. How does the Kona ranking system works.?

Answer to: Ranking points in our last race

from Joachim Larsson, Kona ONE
 
The system consists of base points and reversed scores. Example; If you are 54 competitors, the winner get 54 points, the 2nd. finisher 53 points and so on. The base points reflect the value of the event;

Club: 5 points
Reginal: 10 points
Local Kona Cup; 25 points
Nationals; 50 points
Continentals; 75 points
Worlds; 100 points   

remove ALL the EVA

from Client
2012-10-01
I´d like to remove ALL the EVA, then lightly sand, inspect and recover with nice EVA foam material from NSI. Will this violate the Class rules? I saw something about preserving the ´graphics´. The board will be the same, maybe a few ounces heavier.

Answer to: remove ALL the EVA

from Joachim Larsson, Kona ONE
 
Yes, unfortunately that will violate the (ISAF) rules. You may purchase complete deck covers from us. To apply it, please use contact glue.

Sail number

from Client
2012-10-01
How do I register my sail number. Should I get it from my National Federation.?

Answer to: Sail number

from Joachim Larsson, Kona ONE
 
The Kona sail numbers are issued by the Kona Windsurfing Association (KWA) and pre-printed in all sails.

Scoring system at Kona events

from Client
2012-10-01
How are the scoring system at Kona events

Answer to: Scoring system at Kona events

from Joachim Larsson, Kona ONE
 
The competitors are scored as one fleet (over-all) but all weight groups/divisions are rewarded separately, based on their scores on the over-all list. Example; If you finish 5th. over-all in a given race, but 2nd. in your group,- your score is still 5th.

smaller sail size?

from Client
2012-10-01
Does any rule allow a smaller sail size

Answer to: smaller sail size?

from Joachim Larsson, Kona ONE
 
According to our Championship Rules A (male) competitor of any division may choose one sail size down, but still compete in his weight class. Such choice/preference must be submitted with the pre- registration, and can not be altered at on-site registration.

How can I publish event?

from Thomas G
2012-10-01
How can I publish an even at www.konaone.com registrate at www.konaone.com/join and the send an email to contact@konaone.com that you like to have adminstration rights for eventmanager.

Answer to: How can I publish event?

from Joachim Larsson, Kona ONE
 
Registrate at www.konaone.com/join and the send an email to contact@konaone.com that you like to have adminstration rights for event manager.

Where do i find information about events?

from Claus
2012-10-01
Where do i find iformation about events?

Answer to: Where do i find information about events?

from Joachim Larsson, Kona ONE
 
Claus, You can always find all the events here. http://www.konaone.com/Events.aspx

Good price for used kona

from Bob
2011-12-29
I am looking for used gear what Is a cheap deal on a kona?

Answer to: Good price for used kona

from Joachim Larsson, Kona ONE
 
The Kona One are an One design board it means the second hand price are always in a secured level, the price depends which country you stay?

Right sail size for my weight?

from Cliente
2012-10-01
How do I purchase the right sail size for my weight.

Answer to: Right sail size for my weight?

from Joachim Larsson, Kona ONE
 
There are 4 weight groups in addition to the women’s and Cadet Divisions. See our class rules, C.2.3 section a, b and c.

Sponsorstickers

from Client
2012-10-01
How to remove Sponsor stickers from my sail?

Answer to: Sponsorstickers

from Joachim Larsson, Kona ONE
 
You may use white spirit, or even Acetone on Mylar cloth, but evan simplier to take it away when it´s warm conditions.

Summer Sail

from kaiallard
2014-12-01
What is the difference between Summer Sail and One Design sail? I could not find it in your website.

Answer to: Summer Sail

from Joachim Larsson, Kona ONE
 

OD-Sail


For one design racing

The One Design sail is Kona’s most exclusive sail and the one to be used together with the Kona One. They are the two components that compose the one design class where the sail size is depended of the sailor’s weight.

The design of the sail has carefully been improved each season to perfection making this the sail to accompany the Kona One. Thanks to its great flexibility it will serve the sailor in all conditions.

It can be rigged from full power in light conditions to reduced power making it enjoyable and controllable in winds exceeding 30 knots. It is extremely well balanced using a carbon mast.

The sections of the sail taking the most pressure also have been reinforced for endurance and longtime use. The One Design sail is also available in a complete x-ply version (special order), aimed for windsurfing school.

http://www.konaone.com/the-boards/one-design-sails/
Movie:


Summer


Reliable and affordable

This is the perfect choice for the beginner and for young people. It is a very light sail and rig, which is of great importance to the beginner.

The construction is very reliable making it easy to handle and the perfect entry- level sail. Together with the StepOne it constitute an unbeatable combination between price and performance making it an attractive alternatives to families, clubs and schools.

It is designed for easy use but also for individuals or windsurfing schools with clients eager to test racing. The Summer sail line is exclusively made of x-ply which distinguishes it from comparable sails traditionally made in monofilm.

http://www.konaone.com/the-boards/kona-summer-sail-range/
Movie: https://vimeo.com/90565502



Vent screw

from RC
2011-05-26
The screw above the mast track, is that a vent screw? Do I tighten it and leave it that way?

Answer to: Vent screw

from Joachim Larsson, Kona ONE
 
It needs to be tight most of the time. Open it only when your board will be subject to important temperature changes or airline transport.

Water that gets in the board is very difficult to get out. The foam acts as a sponge (not a good one though..) There will be no water moving around your board, but it will get heavier. It seems the only way to get it out is to plug a vacuum pump on your board. It can then take weeks to dry it.

What kind of foostraps?

from Client
2012-10-01
If I change the Kona footstraps to some that are adjustable with velcro, will I still be legal as a one design?

Answer to: What kind of foostraps?

from Joachim Larsson, Kona ONE
 
Yes, you may use adjustable footstraps of any brand, or non-brand. They are a non advantage item if the question is related to racing.

daggerboard unusable .

from ravy
2013-05-18
How can I make the dagger board gasket looser?

Answer to: daggerboard unusable .

from Joachim Larsson, Kona ONE
 
To adjust your dagger you can lose the screw and press them to dagger Wall to put a flat screw driver between the daggerplate and the daggerboard.
of the daggergasket are to stiff use mclube for marine use.

Fin screw

from Nate H
2013-02-27
I lost my screw for the fin and was wondering what the length of the screw is.

Answer to: Fin screw

from Dan Weiss, Kona ONE
 
Hi Nate,

The screw for the fin are 50 mm long.

Foam decking

from Holty
2012-02-20
Hi. What is the best way of repairing holes on the foam decking?

Answer to: Foam decking

from Joachim Larsson, Kona ONE
 
Use Epoxy. Polyester eats the foam. With smaller dings, you may also use gel coat to get a nice finish cover with overhead plastic film to press the surface, some times almost just polish... afterwards

Glue for gasket

from Jesper
2013-05-27
What kind of glue should you use for the centerbord gasket?

Answer to: Glue for gasket

from Joachim Larsson, Kona ONE
 
The adhesive is manufactured by TRS International GmbH. It's called PLASTO and is a "polyurethane adhesive for PVC belts." That is a two-component polyurethane adhesive. Should be at tired/rubber companies. I've done clean surfaces and brushed them with coarse sandpaper or even an angle grinder. I put on a layer that is allowed to dry on both flaps and board, then I put another layer on both surfaces. Then I tape across the flaps ie, from port to starboard. You may need a piece of cardboard on the flaps to increase the tape's pressure. Remember to mask the board so the glue does not creep out and get stuck. Drying guess I'm a few hours but I have not dared to tempt the joint until after 12 hours at room temperature.

Glue.
TRS Plasto Polyurethane adhesive for PVC-belts   Art. N. 303110.
 
TRS International GMBH
Seestrasse 15A
82727 Schliersee
Germany
info@trs-international.com

Sweden supplier:
Phone no 0046 / 156 190 05
Mail         tomas@primogum.se

How do I clean my EVA deck?

from Cliente
2012-10-01
How do I clean my EVA deck?

Answer to: How do I clean my EVA deck?

from Joachim Larsson, Kona ONE
 
Use gentle dish soap or Dettol. (You can buy it at pharmacies)

Kona boom parts in US?

from Gianni
2015-03-12
need Boom Extension Collar Clip

Answer to: Kona boom parts in US?

from Joachim Larsson, Kona ONE
 
Please contact:

Sandy Point Progressive Sports (Wind/Sup)

3090 S. Ridgewood Ave.
S. Daytona, FL 32119
Tel: 001 386 756 7564

sailaero@aol.com

replacement parts

from Jonathon
2012-07-31
I was wondering if there were any stores that sold parts for kona boards in Windsor Ontario. I lost the nut that holds the sail mount to the board and I don't know where to find a replacement.

Answer to: replacement parts

from Joachim Larsson, Kona ONE
 

Call US

Aerotech Sails

Phone: +1 386 760 9926
Fax: +1 386 760 9923
Email: sailaero@aol.com

Screw above the mast track?

from Cliente
2012-10-01
The screw above the mast track, is that a vent screw? Do I tighten it and leave it that way?

Answer to: Screw above the mast track?

from Joachim Larsson, Kona ONE
 
It needs to be tight most of the time. Open it only when your board will be subject to important temperature changes or airline transport.

Mast Track

from Windjibe13
2011-07-02
Please advise the general positions of the mast in the mast track...conditions to have it forward, when in the middle, when back.. and what the effects of these mast track positions are, related to performance.

Answer to: Mast Track

from Joachim Larsson, Kona ONE
 
Mastposition depend on wich size of sail, but 9:0 absolut in front, then 8:2 5 mm back, 7:4 5 mm more back.Thats the normal position.

When you have a lot´s of wind and you only go out for freeride you can take the mast back 8-10 cm for the biggest sail (9:0)

The smart thing with this system are that you dont need any mastrack be course you have the step-tail who makes the board shorter when yuo get in planing condition.


Out hal ehen going upwind or going downwind?

from Client
2012-10-01
Is the general idea to outhaul when going upwind and have less outhaul when going downwind?

Answer to: Out hal ehen going upwind or going downwind?

from Joachim Larsson, Kona ONE
 
The adjustable outhaul is very beneficial at any point of sail and essential for keeping the sail balanced when the wind pressure changes. The general principle is to apply outhaul (tighten the sail) for upwind and release when going downwind; wind and sea conditions as well as your weight and sailing style have a lot to do with how you adjust it. Go out and use it and find out what works for you.

Rigging Guide

from yvonneh
2012-07-11
Is the rigging guide available yet in a readable format online, or is there another way of obtaining one?

Answer to: Rigging Guide

from Joachim Larsson, Kona ONE
 

rigging guide pdf

from zach
2011-07-10
where might I find a pdf version of the rigging guide. The online version is not readable.

Answer to: rigging guide pdf

from Joachim Larsson, Kona ONE
 
We working on a new riging guide, but this are bigger.
Rigging guide

Set the rig?

from Client
2012-10-01
I have just bought a Kona, but find that I can not set the rig to my satisfaction

Answer to: Set the rig?

from Joachim Larsson, Kona ONE
 
Downhaul until you get even twist in the second batten from the top. (light wind, but more in high wind) Not too much outhaul. You need pressure on the third batten from the foot, and less on the three top battens.

Sliding outhal!

from Client
2012-10-01
My outhaul clam cleats keep moving inwards on the boom. How to prevent it?

Answer to: Sliding outhal!

from Joachim Larsson, Kona ONE
 
If the component slides down the boom. Consider putting duct-tape on the boom just behind the component ends. This will act as a stopper. Duct-tape remains the most reliable old-school `all purpuse` tool for windsurfing.

Beginner

from Matilda
2012-09-04
I'm still a biginner but I want to buy a board. Is Kona the right one for me or is it to hard to start with? I would like to race when I get better but can I have the same board in that case or do I have to buy a new?

Answer to: Beginner

from Joachim Larsson, Kona ONE
 
For shore Kona One are the board for you, we use it at our windsurfingschools and we use it at advance sailors.

FOOT STRAPS

from Speedy
2012-05-23
What is the optimum placement of the foot straps for sailing in race mode?

Answer to: FOOT STRAPS

from Joachim Larsson, Kona ONE
 
The placement depend of how you stand on the board, but normal skilled sailors have the outside and to the back.

I like to start my own Kona School

from Nevin G
2012-10-01
How can I start my own Kona School?

Answer to: I like to start my own Kona School

from Joachim Larsson, Kona ONE
 
Use this application and Kona Windsurfing will contact you http://www.konaone.com/Contact/812/Distributor-application/

Insurance

from Anders
2012-10-24
What kind of insurance is recommended or mandatory for the competitors? If required please recommend a company.

Answer to: Insurance

from Joachim Larsson, Kona ONE
 
Anders,
Normally you can find your information on the respective country's sailing association. In Sweden you can find it on http://www.svensksegling.se/Kappsegling/Forsakring/ their choice that suits the country best.

Mastfoot

from Tom
2014-06-19
Can your Kona One board use my Mastfoot from my old board (Fanatic 295 Slalom)? If I buy the board does the (Kona One) come with a mastfoot standard or buy it separate? & do have a vendor in Michigan ? Regards, TN

Answer to: Mastfoot

from Joachim Larsson, Kona ONE
 
TN,

Normally we deliver with the mast foot if you buy a complete Kona One with the rig, but it is up to your local Kona partner. To purchase your Kona One in Michigan contact Kona's main partner

Sandy Point Progressive Sports
3090 S. Ridgewood Ave.
S. Daytona, FL 32119
Tel: 001 386 756 7564
sailaero@aol.com


Removable daggerboard

from Kona Klub
2013-08-16
What is the preferred shape of the machining needed to make the board removable without removing screws and case ? Is it an angled or straight notch and leading fore or aft. Can the case be machined cleanly with a router ?

Answer to: Removable daggerboard

from Joachim Larsson, Kona ONE
 
Hi you should do maching on the plug at the daggerboard, you should turn the daggerboard in 45 degree and do the maching. check this pictures.

Speedsailing a Kona One

from Spennie
2013-09-20
Is there a speed record for a Kona One? I went 26.5 knots on mine with a Sailworks race sail and an after-market fin.

Answer to: Speedsailing a Kona One

from Joachim Larsson, Kona ONE
 
Spennie,

I the begining we have an record with smaler fina and a speed sail 37 knots on flat water in Holland, but not comfirmed. I suggest you go to this topic and get into the discusion: http://www.konaone.com/Topic/299/speed-record-for-kona-one-within-class-specs/

Upwind with Kona ONE

from Andree
2011-05-25
What are the secrets to go up wind in over powering conditions. Use the centerboard or ride the fin? I was over powered again and still struggle to get upwind efficiently. I have the centerboard up. Those who race me have theirs down. They are going real slow but sail the shorter course. We seem to get to the finish at the same time. Actually they are faster because I was ahead. When I put the dagger down I feel out of control and very slow. Maybe there is a trick to point upwind with no dagger? The rails are so round of the Kona it is difficult to point.

Answer to: Upwind with Kona ONE

from Joachim Larsson, Kona ONE
 
Hi Andree,
It was with me at the Midwintwers on Sunday that you experienced an episode what you describe. I sailed daggerboard down all the way that day.
In my experience, there are some key factors that combine to (positively or negatively) make you go upwind in heavy air.
1) Rig tuning: you must be comfortable in the conditions.
When it starts blowing I make sure to go out early and adjust until I find my sweet spot. This includes boom height. Otherwise you'll be struggling all day.
2) Harness Lines: I have been struggling with these myself on the Kona. I am finding out the Kona rig is much more sensitive to harness line positioning than other course racing rigs I have used in the past.
This affected me at the Midwinters in light air until I kind of figured it out late Saturday.
But in heavy air is even more critical to have them set correctly so you can stand as forward as possible to allow you to put pressure on the front foot to keep the board moving and not pinch. (assuming daggerboard down)
You can also try not putting the daggerboard down all the way but find how much you can use and achieve a happy medium.
3) The reality of your weight.
Heavy sailors will do better in heavy air. It's physics. Same as lighter ones in the light stuff.
This is where having everything adjusted correctly will help you close the gap with heavier sailors in heavy air.
I just installed the adjustable outhaul and am finding it very helpful to find the sweetspot in different conditions.
To me, a very important factor is wanting to sail in heavy air conditions and learning to enjoy it. Not everybody does.
I was very new to the Kona at the Worlds in Miami and was amazed at how some people handled the heavy stuff. Now I am finding myself more and more comfortable with the Kona in heavy air even in the chop we get here in Puerto Rico.
Hope this helps.

Where install the mastbase at mastbox?

from Christer Larsson
2012-10-02
Where should you instal the mastbase at mastbox? It´s diffrent in diffrent conditions?

Answer to: Where install the mastbase at mastbox?

from Joachim Larsson, Kona ONE
 
The mastbase should be in the same place if you do racing, but you can always take it back if you will sail only in hardwind downwind reaches, but normal you should have the in the possition the scale are design. Center on the pin should right on the line.