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by TomW
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Foilboard (Pocket/Strapless) Paulownia
Replies: 13
Views: 1345

Re: Foilboard (Pocket/Strapless) Paulownia

How about using balsa?
Easy to get 100*1000mm planks in thickness 2-15 mm.
Could do 7+7+7 or 5+10+5. Make Core more of a framework.
Vbag in the rocker. Could laminate with some carbon.

I've been making footboards using surfboard blanks..wood looks fun.
by TomW
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Foilboard (Pocket/Strapless) Paulownia
Replies: 13
Views: 1345

Re: Foilboard (Pocket/Strapless) Paulownia

How about using balsa?
Easy to get 100*1000mm planks in thickness 2-15 mm.
Could do 7+7+7 or 5+10+5. Make Core more of a framework.
Vbag in the rocker.

I've been making footboards using surfboard blanks..wood looks fun.
by TomW
Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Pocket board building
Replies: 22
Views: 1969

Re: Pocket board building

I've decided to laminate the whole board before putting in bighead on deck side. I'm going to sand down the area on the deck foam around each big head down 2mm. Then put all the carbon and glass on it. Creating a thick laminate under the bighead. Then I'll glue in the big heads deck side, and add so...
by TomW
Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Difference on the small foil boards..
Replies: 18
Views: 2843

Re: Difference on the small foil boards..

Are the black rails painted? Or is it a carbon rail..
by TomW
Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Moses 2019
Replies: 71
Views: 9760

Re: Moses 2019

I think they have a sprayed clear coat on them.

For sure foil wings get scratched and banged up. Ive been repairing mine and friends wings.
Old LF, nearer Lf Impulse and and my moses.

If they could figure out a more durable finish... But I think we are looking for a miracle...
by TomW
Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: What is this thing ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1370

Re: What is this thing ?

The vortex is shooting backwards!? Wow No. The vortex trail is left behind by the wing tips, but as Tone said, the vortex is invisible until the air enters it when the wingtip breaches the surface. Then the air shoots backwards along the invisible vortex, making it visible. Ok, now I understand ful...
by TomW
Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Getting out through a shore break dump with a foil
Replies: 3
Views: 350

Re: Getting out through a shore break dump with a foil

Sounds really difficult. Big dumping close to shore, sounds like 2 man approach is good. Or good timing? I was in Brazil and the waves are 1-1,5 m " beach break" breaking in confused way on gradually sloping sand, like a 50m break zone, sideshore ( longshore) current+ incoming tide current, winds a ...
by TomW
Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: What is this thing ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1370

Re: What is this thing ?

The vortex is shooting backwards!? Wow
by TomW
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: What is this thing ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1370

Re: What is this thing ?

Those vortex streaks are going in opposite direction to his wing and or not anywhere near his wing. It appears to be some other small and Fast fish.
by TomW
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Pocket board building
Replies: 22
Views: 1969

Re: Pocket board building

My previous boards have one big piece of HD foam each side. 15mm thick. Trying more minimal approach. Board is slightly thicker than 30mm and deck is not parallel to bottom. So there's a little blank foam in the middle. I'm not sure which method is best. But my bet is putting bighead on deck is bett...

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