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by BigTomi
Thu Aug 14, 2014 4:46 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Carafino board inside
Replies: 18
Views: 3627

Re: Carafino board inside

Great suggestion. Regarding stringers :cry: already cut grover, so this time will let them stay oversized. Decided to remove all foam over base plate and build new mast base fixture with new block of core cell foam laminated in sandwich with carbon fibber between stringers. Both new base plate inser...
by BigTomi
Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:56 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Carafino board inside
Replies: 18
Views: 3627

Re: Carafino board inside

Stringers groves already cut, so can't get them smaller it is 2x2cm and connects both skins. Carbon fiber applied in side groves and than stringers laminated in place. Once dry whole lover skin will be sanded down to fiberglass flat and carbon fiber laminated in 4 layers reducing in length from fron...
by BigTomi
Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:57 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Carafino board inside
Replies: 18
Views: 3627

Re: Carafino board inside

Here is progress of repair

Comments and suggestions welcome
by BigTomi
Tue Aug 12, 2014 4:11 am
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Hydrofoil bord repair help needed
Replies: 5
Views: 1870

Re: Hydrofoil bord repair help needed

SaulOhio wrote:If you decide to repair, I strongly recommend cutting any foam or reinforcement parts as precisely as possible so you need as little epoxy filler as possible. That's where you add the most weight.
That was a plan , thanks

Tomi
by BigTomi
Fri Aug 08, 2014 12:52 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Carafino board inside
Replies: 18
Views: 3627

Re: Carafino board inside

Tomi there are a couple of ways to fix / do a reg surf board mount. The way I would do it is get a block of corecell 1"-2" bigger then the mounting plate all the way around and as thick as your board. crave the foam out so it fits in tight where the plate was screwed. Put your interest in the block...
by BigTomi
Fri Aug 08, 2014 10:27 am
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Hydrofoil bord repair help needed
Replies: 5
Views: 1870

Re: Hydrofoil bord repair help needed

Thanks guys for reply Decision is , try to strengthen board insert two stringers and enlarge strengthen attachment point on a lower skin of a board. Maybe it will work , maybe not worth of trying, but let's give it a try. Regardless of upper result I am in doubt to build new board or to try to use o...
by BigTomi
Fri Aug 08, 2014 10:18 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Carafino board inside
Replies: 18
Views: 3627

Re: Carafino board inside

Thanks guys for reply and yours ideas I was surprised that board has none stringer that is at least strange. :o For s fun I will try to put two marine plywood stringers with epoxy in 70% of length of a board, strengthen upper skin with fibreglass at least 3 layers and make stronger lower attachment ...
by BigTomi
Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:56 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Carafino board inside
Replies: 18
Views: 3627

Carafino board inside

Hi guys,

if you wander what is inside of Carafino boards here are some photos, this is 4-5 year old board hoping new one are bit better.

If someone has idea what to do with this board apart of scraping it weary welcome.

How to repair and strengthen this board?

Tomi
by BigTomi
Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:50 am
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Hydrofoil bord repair help needed
Replies: 5
Views: 1870

Hydrofoil bord repair help needed

Hi guys

I need a help today my HF board brake in half (it is 5 year old board) but I wish to give it a chance with repair.

In attachments are some of photos, any suggestion how to proceed with repair and strengthening board are welcome.

Thanks for reply

Tomi
by BigTomi
Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:40 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: What type of foil is best to lean on
Replies: 20
Views: 2673

Re: What type of foil is best to lean on

Hawaiis wrote:It is not only Aspect ratio, the total balance of the board is also important. Carafino is much easier to learn.
I second that having Carafino is great for beginning, next one is Moses HF :thumb:

Tomi

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