MONDAY, JULY 30, 2018 6:30:24 PM
USA, flag Mark Costandi
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Kona One board graphic issue

Is it my imagination, or are the mast step designations on the board fading/rubbing off with my foot traffic while tacking around the mast. Brand new board used for the first time this past weekend and the black marks are starting to come off. I was wearing water shoes, but the main graphic of the board still look good.


SUNDAY, JANUARY 13, 2019 4:54:13 AM Reply: #1 
USA, flag Dan Weiss
Dan Weiss

Mark, I apologize for my very late reply.  Your experience is unusual. The sail size setting graphics are screened onto the foam deck in a standard way. It’s fair to say that friction from the mast foot disk can wear away these markings.  

Many folks find their mast foot has moved a bit during sailing. The obvious solution is to screw the mast foot down more tightly. The act of tightening compresses the foam and bears the plastic disc directly on the screened markings which then wear. 

These markings are are very accurate and determined through hundreds of hours of observation and testing with each sail size. Still, you really need one line that reflects your sail size -assuming you use a class legal rig.  I use a Sharpie marker to keep my line fresh. 


SUNDAY, JANUARY 13, 2019 4:55:35 AM Reply: #2 
USA, flag Dan Weiss
Dan Weiss

I mistyped. My response should’ve read, “Your experience is NOT unusual.”