The OverDrive focuses on maximum reaching speed with increased twist and less back-hand pressure. A lighter weight means improved handling characteristics.
A moderate width sleeve, 7 battens and 3 cams provide draft stability through a huge wind range. Combined with a higher aspect ratio, the OverDrive M3 has impeccable handling characteristics; a lightweight feel, with softer flex.
Smaller sizes (5.5 and down) have 6 battens to increase flex and control for when conditions get extreme. The new OverDrive M3 benefits directly from advances made on the Mach3 development. Increased depth below the boom adds drive and stability whilst the mid and upper leech have been opened more to decrease drag. Flow aligned battens further improve aerodynamics. The resulting performance is explosive acceleration and big numbers on the GPS.
The OverDrive M3 can be run on either RDM masts or SDM masts. The 4.6 is fully set up for RDM with three RDM cams. The sizes 5.0 to 7.8 are setup for SDM. They run one RDM cam (top) and two SDM cams below. The RDM top cam fits and rotates prefect on our Apex shaped masts.
To set up the 5.0 to 7.8 on RDM, simply change the two SDM cams to RDM cams and the sail is fully setup to rig on RDM masts.
KEY DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MACH3 AND OVERDRIVE M3;
33% narrower than Mach3 for lower weight and less water retention.
Lighter, softer feel
10cm shorter on most sizes for less back-hand pressure.
Compatible with both RDM and SDM masts
|OVERDRIVE M2||LUFF||BOOM||BATTENS||WEIGHT||CAMS||HEAD||RECOMMENDED MAST||RDM/SDM CAM SETUP|
|4.6||382||164||6||3.8||3||FIXED||SEVERNE 370||3x RDM cams|
|5.0||402||167||6||3.9||3||FIXED||SEVERNE 400||1xRDM(top cam), 2xSDM included. Option to change bottom 2 cams to RDM.|
|5.5||416||178||6||4.1||3||FIXED||SEVERNE 400||1xRDM(top cam), 2xSDM included. Option to change bottom 2 cams to RDM.|
|6.2||432||186||7||4.5||3||FIXED||SEVERNE 430||1xRDM(top cam), 2xSDM included. Option to change bottom 2 cams to RDM.|
|7.0||462||191||7||4.8||3||FIXED||SEVERNE 430||1xRDM(top cam), 2xSDM included. Option to change bottom 2 cams to RDM.|
|7.8||490||202||7||5.1||3||FIXED||SEVERNE 460||1xRDM(top cam), 2xSDM included. Option to change bottom 2 cams to RDM.|
|8.6||512||210||7||5.3||3||FIXED||SEVERNE 490||3x SDM|
|9.4||520||220||7||5.6||3||FIXED||SEVERNE 490||3x SDM|
|* RDM top cam also works for SDM masts|