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by BWD
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Surf Foils for Kiteboarding?
Replies: 52
Views: 3800

Re: Surf Foils for Kiteboarding?

Not Peter but the answer is that the hole spacing of the farthest holes is the same as the ketos kite wings.
The front and rear holes are on center, with the others offset to each side.
So the 1200 can go on the kite fuselage, or the beefier windsurf/SUP fuselage with 4 holes.
by BWD
Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Nobile foil board nightmare!
Replies: 10
Views: 1072

Re: Nobile foil board nightmare!

If you didn’t put mast on backwards, why is the crushed part of the rear of the mast located exactly as far from the screw as the distance from the front screw to the leading edge? Is there an explanation? Obviously something pressed on it very hard to dig a groove through there and deform the metal...
by BWD
Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Strapless surfkite board fins
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Re: Strapless surfkite board fins

Sounds reasonable to me.
I kinda like solid glass or g10 futures, very stiff and resist rocks and sandbars as well as possible. Slight weight penalty versus carbon/foam core is worth it I think.
by BWD
Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Does it matter to have a heavy board for foiling
Replies: 7
Views: 566

Re: Does it matter to have a heavy board for foiling

The less weight in the nose of the board, the easier it will be to feel what the foil is doing in the water while you are trying to master carves and jibes. The more weight and momentum swinging out there in front of you, the harder it will be. your brain “feels” the combination of the board/foil ce...
by BWD
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Do I really need a hot coat?
Replies: 6
Views: 470

Re: Do I really need a hot coat?

Sounds great really then, however you fill and finish the glass.
Nothing like your own personal benchmark to guide a build.
Looks good, too!
by BWD
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Do I really need a hot coat?
Replies: 6
Views: 470

Re: Do I really need a hot coat?

Depends on the board design. For durability, soft cores, and designs where the glass is a major strucural component (ie 8oz or more of glass) go on and do the full or hot coat. Filling in all the waviness between the fiberglass yarns will yield a thicker skin and it’s the resin between fibers that r...
by BWD
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What is the international signal for "Abort launch"?
Replies: 38
Views: 2031

Re: What is the international signal for "Abort launch"?

Thumbs down.
Drop bar.
Punch out of CL (or shackle etc).
by BWD
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Paint
Replies: 4
Views: 374

Re: Paint

But it has to be fancy paint to cover up that expensive carbon! :lol: :lol: :lol:
by BWD
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Paint
Replies: 4
Views: 374

Paint

I am interested in getting a carbon foil. I like my Al one but it’s heavy and the wing options are limited. I ride often in dark or murky water, and live in the south, where the sun is hot. I want my foil visible, and cool. If I buy one that only comes in black, what are good painting options? I don...
by BWD
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Moses 2018
Replies: 580
Views: 164745

Re: Moses 2018

Never have to worry about it w/ stainless into stainless. Oh yeah, you do. 1/4 turn can friction weld (gall) stainless fasteners together. Have to be sawn apart and replaced. USE GREASE! And don’t over tighten! Stainless in brass or bronze though, does not gall, and the softer metal yields if overs...

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