airsail wrote: ↑
Tue Jun 07, 2022 9:00 pm
So you leave the alloy plate attached to the board. That plate has a heap of cavities under it holding salt water, which gradually leak in your car. And after getting home you have to pull it off to rinse it. Doesn’t sound any faster than the old system, just more maintenance.
right to flag up the possibility but in fact Wrong,
you take off the mast by removing one short 10mm pin, this of course leaves a massive mast socket in the base plate along with the 2 x10mm holes where the pin was sitting, any "trapped' water water is free to leave, but due to fact there are channels for any water to escape it left anyways on the way back to the beach,as for rinsing with fresh water its a good idea to rinse all parts at the de rig area, i always take a couple of 2ltr bottles of clean tap water to clean all parts including wings and bar and harness,
your remarks are a valid concern or would be if there was any chance of trapped sea water wetting your car, but due to the channels and the fact when the mast is removed that the very big open mast socket gap is exposed giving a good opportunity to rinse out with fresh water,
which in my book is a better option to keep things clean at the de rig area before drying, placing in soft covers and then placing in the car, all sensible stuff in my book.
more maintenance is a fact if owning the kraken system,
do you need to buy the system, NO
would I swap back to the old system?
not a chance!!!!