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by faklord
Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Balance question - before I get my drill out....
Replies: 31
Views: 1350

Re: Balance question - before I get my drill out....

One other point is the front foot hook places your front foot further back than straps would.
I suspect that with this setup you are always going to find it difficult with the mast in the more forward position.
by faklord
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: vac pump (a fridge compressor) problem
Replies: 11
Views: 643

Re: vac pump (a fridge compressor) problem

Downunder, I would be a bit cautious about regularly running a fridge compressor ‘dry’ overnight. My understanding is that in normal use the refrigerant provides some circulating lubricant. As previously stated, I periodically squirt some oil in the inlet pipe. To prevent spitting oil, the exhaust h...
by faklord
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: splicing advice
Replies: 6
Views: 476

Re: splicing advice

by faklord
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Ketos G10 Stabilos
Replies: 3
Views: 331

Re: Ketos G10 Stabilos

Peter, thanks for your input. You’ve got too many toys! Interesting that you cut down a stab. What did you do, if anything, to seal the ends? (I assume the carbon wings have a foam core as they are so light) Maybe I’ll try Sending steph66 a PM. I notice in the credits at the end of his latest video ...
by faklord
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Ketos G10 Stabilos
Replies: 3
Views: 331

Ketos G10 Stabilos

Just wondered if anybody had any experience with the new (?) Ketos G10 stab wings and how they compare with their carbon counterparts? In particular comparison with the Carbon Stabilos M with Stabilos G10 380. I’m hoping they provide similar pitch characteristics but with more yaw agility (due to be...
by faklord
Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: G10 wing replacement for fragile carbon
Replies: 46
Views: 2986

Re: G10 wing replacement for fragile carbon

stillLovingIt, Thanks for your post, that is a great link there to check angle of attack, Just bought the little Wiixey digital angle gauge off EBay, new for £25 delivered,everything else I have. Looks easy to do so will crack on with it in a few days when it's delivered. Then post back the results...
by faklord
Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: vac pump (a fridge compressor) problem
Replies: 11
Views: 643

Re: vac pump (a fridge compressor) problem

My guess is it a starting capacitor https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motor_capacitor 1) I doubt that this is causing your delay. 2) I expect the motor would just not start at all if you disconnected it (and a stalled motor will get hot!). In fact I wonder if the delayed start is actually because the ...
by faklord
Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Stainless steel pins used in leash quick release
Replies: 72
Views: 6560

Re: Stainless steel pins used in leash quick release

faklord: thank you for your research on this. I'm trying to modify an existing bar in a way similar to the BRM bar to use in very light winds with my Cloud D (I want to set it up permanently with 30m lines) - getting info on the release pins has been a mare. The terminal eye idea did come to mind, ...
by faklord
Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: G10 wing replacement for fragile carbon
Replies: 46
Views: 2986

Re: G10 wing replacement for fragile carbon

If I understand correctly the problem you were trying to solve is that you cold not sand the carbon wings smooth enough. Why not spray paint them and sand the paint? Tried that with Hammerite black spray paint, looked great, but came off very quickly as we all have to rest our boards on the sand ei...
by faklord
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Pump similar to small WMFG
Replies: 5
Views: 391

Re: Pump similar to small WMFG


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