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by RichR2
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Lets discuss ear protection
Replies: 8
Views: 416

Re: Lets discuss ear protection

I too have had a lifetime of watersports, all in cold water (the worst for your ears) and I've suffered many of the associated problems over the years. Last year on the advice of my doctor I invested in custom moulded ear plugs...audiologist takes a mould of your ear canal and pinna and that is used...
by RichR2
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Marks on board - please tell me what is the cause of this
Replies: 11
Views: 767

Re: Marks on board - please tell me what is the cause of this

I agree with Peter, they look like impact damage, not enough to puncture the laminate but enough to craze the resin. This is where twin tip construction as used on Shinn boards wins out. But if you are after super light, then the downside is you need to handle these boards with care.
by RichR2
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: A return to building
Replies: 6
Views: 4281

Re: A return to building

Thanks for the kind words. My next two builds are underway already so they've had stringers stuck in, so can't change that, but will drop the two lateral box reinforcements. I am going with a lighter lay up this time (see my lay up thread) and Ive been able to borrow a vacuum pump so will vac bag th...
by RichR2
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Will it be strong enough
Replies: 6
Views: 4501

Re: Will it be strong enough

Thanks for sharing your experience. Clearly I'm going a bit far in my reinforcements compared to the rest of you. So, I will go ahead with my suggested lay up and will post how it goes.
by RichR2
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Pigmenting epoxy
Replies: 4
Views: 2118

Pigmenting epoxy

Has anyone used pigments in their laminating epoxy or is it just used for filling/sanding coats and finishing coats as I've heard it affects strength. Thanks
by RichR2
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: A return to building
Replies: 6
Views: 4281

Re: A return to building

Thanks
by RichR2
Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: A return to building
Replies: 6
Views: 4281

A return to building

P1000656.JPG Having made 4 windsurf boards and 8 kiteboards in the past I recently got the building urge again (after having got rid of all my vacuum equipment many years ago). So, this is my first attempt at a foil board. Hope its useful for any new builders out there to see that you don’t need lo...
by RichR2
Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Will it be strong enough
Replies: 6
Views: 4501

Re: Will it be strong enough

The previous build used 200g glass in place of the 100g and also included a layer of 100g ud top and bottom. Probably resin rich as I wasn't able to vacuum but will with these builds. Still not sure what to go with. Perhaps I should ask what layups have you done that have failed.
by RichR2
Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Will it be strong enough
Replies: 6
Views: 4501

Will it be strong enough

I’m planning my next two builds; a 125 x 48 x 3 pocket board and a 150 x 50 hoover style board but I can’t decide on the lay up and need some advice. I think I usually overdo it and end up with a board much heavier than I would like, my last 125 x 48 x 5 came in at 3.8kg. On the plus side, I’ve neve...
by RichR2
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Groove Skate
Replies: 59
Views: 30886

Re: Groove Skate

Theres a lot of good things being said about the Groove skate but I'm wondering what in the design sets it apart from other pocket boards. Gunnar in his review says its 3.5cm thick but the Groove website says its thickest part is 10cm...confused...is it domed or who is better with a ruler Gunnar or ...

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