Not really. The carbon mast can be made in one afternoon with a hand tools, providing you are using wood as core, and a good eyeTooMuchEpoxy wrote: ↑Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:18 pmfrom what I understand, unless your REALLY REALLY GOOD. Hand shaped foils just won't work, they'll be uneaven and make it very difficult to ride. Think about it this way, Boards are big, so i takes a big imperfection to affect the ride. Foils are so small that even virtually imperceptibly imperfections will kill the ride...Are you a machinist? If so then ignore everything I wrote...
Plus, unless you get lucky and find something useful like a broken carbon mast, that materials will be very expensive. G10 ain't cheap
Have a look how fast I can wrap it in carbon. Carbon for one mast is about $50, not more:
Front Wing? Can be made even faster with a mold of one WS fin, molded for two pieces which can than form a wing. That will give you flat and perfect anhedral surface. Cost? $30
Same for the back wing. $20
Fuselage? Carbon tube reinforced with more carbon for tension and torsional strength. $25
All together $125, plus epoxy and accessories.