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by Bluecrewmark
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Old School Hand-Crafted Mast
Replies: 10
Views: 3246

Re: Old School Hand-Crafted Mast

Very slow going, but I finally got the wings and fuselage attached. Now the tricky part getting it symmetrical, and of course rideable.
Since this is my rookie build, I think I will carbon wrap the fuselage and mast as one piece. Getting a solid joint is tough!!!!
by Bluecrewmark
Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Lost & Found
Topic: Lost: Kitemare in Barbados!
Replies: 0
Views: 1516

Lost: Kitemare in Barbados!

Alien Air board and LIFT Foil lost at sea after a Kitemare. I launched at Silver Sands kite beach, self rescued into Frieghts beach and Lighthouse. For awhile, I felt like Tom Hanks in Castaway. IMG_0657.JPG IMG_0656.JPG Strong westerly current. Unlikely it drifted ashore on the south side of Barbad...
by Bluecrewmark
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: DIY Paipo Foilboard
Replies: 1
Views: 1334

DIY Paipo Foilboard

Fellow builders, here's my first attempt at crafting my own Paipo Foilboard (and surfboard). And yes, she has positive buoyancy with a G10 wing, as well as a Lift foil. Construction notes: 2 1/4" laminated cedar decks, glued together with 3M 5200 on a rocker table 2x 6oz glass Aluminum plate sandwic...
by Bluecrewmark
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Carbon, steel, wood
Replies: 7
Views: 2199

Re: Carbon, steel, wood

Sweet!!! Now can you give us the run down on your materials and building method? We are, after all, DIYers! Thanks Man
by Bluecrewmark
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Foil Board DIY
Replies: 28
Views: 9308

Re: Foil Board DIY

Here's my wooden board builds. Works good, lasts a long time!
by Bluecrewmark
Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Building my first hydrofoil
Replies: 13
Views: 3249

Re: Building my first hydrofoil

Nice rookie build Lev! What materials did you use for the board, wings, fuselage? More importantly, how does she ride?
Bluecrew Mark
by Bluecrewmark
Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Old School Hand-Crafted Mast
Replies: 10
Views: 3246

Re: Old School Hand-Crafted Mast

Pics of the Mast and bottom plate...
by Bluecrewmark
Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Old School Hand-Crafted Mast
Replies: 10
Views: 3246

Re: Old School Hand-Crafted Mast

Thanks for the feedback fellow builders. As I slowly progress with this project, I have managed to create more problems. While laying up the mast to the base plate, I managed to get the base plate out of level. It became especially aggravating when I couldn't draw a good vacuum and therefore creatin...
by Bluecrewmark
Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Old School Hand-Crafted Mast
Replies: 10
Views: 3246

Old School Hand-Crafted Mast

Any suggestions on how to proceed on my Mast/Tuddle build up?
Wrap the mast with carbon first?, or build up the mortise/tenon end , then wrap the mast with lots of carbon?
by Bluecrewmark
Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: choice - (MHL) Lift NF2 vs. (LP) Silencer NF2 vs. Ghost Whisper
Replies: 20
Views: 2854

Re: choice - (MHL) Lift NF2 vs. (LP) Silencer NF2 vs. Ghost Whisper

I just weighed my Lift, and it comes in at 6.82lbs./3kg.
Mast 3.86 lb
Wing/Stab/Fusealge 2.8 Lb
Hardware .16

Total weight does matter for 3 reasons: Swing weight, Inertia, and "Travel burden".
Something to consider gentlemen.

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