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by JMF
Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: New North Foil's 'PA Carbon Mix 50'
Replies: 25
Views: 2422

Re: New North Foil's 'PA Carbon Mix 50'

They using what is called "forged" CF. Basically CF tows cut and mixed with epoxy when pushed into mold. Lamborghini and Calaway pioneered it few years ago.
by JMF
Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Hydro Foil almost done
Replies: 45
Views: 15584

Re: Hydro Foil almost done

Thanks for that link, I've "Liked" it. I'm cautiously optimistic. I've over engineered mine somewhat never had anything to base it on other than pictures. Was worried about mast not being stiff enough at first, I hear thats very critical. But without anything to base it on it's very difficult. My fr...
by JMF
Sun Oct 28, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Hydro Foil almost done
Replies: 45
Views: 15584

Re: Hydro Foil almost done

Gunnar that foil looks bad ass. Thats the length of that fuselage if I may ask. I also went a little longer on mine 760mm.

Below a video of a foil caveating, pretty amazing stuff.

by JMF
Sat Oct 27, 2012 5:57 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Hydro Foil almost done
Replies: 45
Views: 15584

Re: Hydro Foil almost done

Nico wrote:Amazing !
You guys built that thing on a yacht.
Hats off to you
nico
Just to be clear I don't know the guys in clip. Just something I found on YouTube few months ago. But it shows you what can be done. You don't need a massive budget to have some fun.
by JMF
Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:24 am
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Hydro Foil almost done
Replies: 45
Views: 15584

Re: Hydro Foil almost done

Thanks Billie, Nico. Billie some inspiration for you below :wink: There is a science to it all sure. But you don't have to go big to get some decent results. Do it. Nothing has stopped you before 8)

by JMF
Fri Oct 26, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Hydro Foil almost done
Replies: 45
Views: 15584

Re: Hydro Foil almost done

Challenging build man! This one is outtta my league Did you have a refernce board are are you rocking a blank sheet? Good on ya for tackling it, I hope it rides well. Thanks Johnny. No all scratch build nothing to base it on other than what I have seen on the interwebs. I've never even ridden one l...
by JMF
Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:50 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Hydro Foil almost done
Replies: 45
Views: 15584

Hydro Foil almost done

Latest project almost done, talk about learning curve! Will post more info when it is finally done and tested (if it works) Been trolling the French Hydro Foil forum for help and info it's been slow going to say the least. The Frenchies like play their cards close to their chests. Not to mention the...
by JMF
Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:09 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Elephant legs wetsuits
Replies: 21
Views: 3243

Re: Elephant legs wetsuits

Straps or Duct tape and just punch some vent holes at the back of the legs for water to escape if water does someone how make it past the straps or from the neck down. I think the industry term is Aquaflush :roll:
by JMF
Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: New kitebeach in Baleia, Ceara, Brazil.
Replies: 2
Views: 1012

Re: New kitebeach in Baleia, Ceara, Brazil.

Looks like a nice sport. Are you sure there's wind? I see a foil in the background.

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