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by plummet
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Officially announced: North becomes Duotone
Replies: 90
Views: 51300

Re: Officially announced: North becomes Duotone

What a stupid assed name change.
Did they run an internet competition for most shithouse name? Hell "Kitey McKite Face" would have been way better.
by plummet
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Havent been kiting for over a month..... Dont care!
Replies: 26
Views: 8432

Re: Havent been kiting for over a month..... Dont care!

I can relate Plummetski..... yetiz.jpg (However, I did just buy a new quiver of kites so, I'm jonesing bad to use them...) Now we've just been nearly flooded with heavy rains so the mountain bike trails are closed and there isn't a hint of wind. Stupid nature.... :cool2: Nice! I need to upgrade to ...
by plummet
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Havent been kiting for over a month..... Dont care!
Replies: 26
Views: 8432

Re: Havent been kiting for over a month..... Dont care!

Thanks for the concern and lack of concern!. Argh. Ill be back at it when some sweet westerlies tie into a weekend. I've been biking for 24 year's kiting for 14. This is the first time biking has been winning since I started kiting. Toby, I've tried the different kiting disciplines and settled into ...
by plummet
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Havent been kiting for over a month..... Dont care!
Replies: 26
Views: 8432

Havent been kiting for over a month..... Dont care!

Bought a new mountain bike and boom. New bike speed.
I havent been kiting at all and dont care.
I'm not even looking at weather forecasts,,,,,,.............
by plummet
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: I cut a hole in my CNC machine
Replies: 7
Views: 3749

Re: I cut a hole in my CNC machine

Nice.

I'm going to waterjet my next board and mold out... oh yeah. Why. Because I can!
by plummet
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: how often do you hit fish?
Replies: 28
Views: 6227

Re: how often do you hit fish?

Has anyone killed a fish with their foil, The picted up the fish, stuffed it into their wetsuit, Taken it home an eaten it?

If so.... You are my hero!
by plummet
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Corrosion on Aluminium parts (Moses fuselage)
Replies: 30
Views: 15656

Re: Corrosion on Aluminium parts (Moses fuselage)

Side note. To break the galvanic cell between alloy and carbon you can space the 2 materials apart with something inert like a thin plastic. It still wont fix a faulty product! and the pitting corrosion extends past the point of a dissimilar metal reaction and into the a break down of the passive oi...
by plummet
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Corrosion on Aluminium parts (Moses fuselage)
Replies: 30
Views: 15656

Re: Corrosion on Aluminium parts (Moses fuselage)

Excellent, plummet. I studied electro chemistry and know a bit about electrochemical cells :wink: The corrosion will always happen as soon as you bring Aluminium and carbon into electrically conductive contact and add an electrolyte (sea water). No crevice is neededf or this. However, a crevice - w...
by plummet
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Corrosion on Aluminium parts (Moses fuselage)
Replies: 30
Views: 15656

Re: Corrosion on Aluminium parts (Moses fuselage)

Hi all, after having ridden my Moses foil in North Sea water for less than 3 hours during its first use I´ve been irritated to see clear signs of corrosion on the fuselage. The shiny black (anodized) surface was covered with numerous elevated white spots of Al2O3 (alumina). These corrosion spots we...
by plummet
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Best way to make a prototype
Replies: 20
Views: 10872

Re: Best way to make a prototype

Plummet, I have now built a few foils, starting with crapola and now having a couple pretty nice setups. I found your explanation and lessons learned quite accurate and also validated a few things i have been trying(one being multiple holes for stab placement and size relation to that placement). T...

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