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DIY Home Made wooden Hydrofoil fins

Postby Hawaiis » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:58 am

Wood is naturally buoyant, it helps lift the board off the water, resulting in higher light wind performance.

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Re: DIY Home Made wooden Hydrofoil fins

Postby BigTomi » Wed Oct 16, 2013 2:39 pm

Did I miss something?
Did not see your wooden foil ? :o but lots of walk and finding place to land kite.
Riding part of video is nice :thumb:
Show us some of that fin!

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Re: DIY Home Made wooden Hydrofoil fins

Postby Peter_Frank » Wed Oct 16, 2013 3:15 pm

A bit confused too ?

You have a wood foil front and tailwing in the start - yellow board with black pad and straps.
And the riding is showing a white strapless board ?

But like the idea :thumb:

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Re: DIY Home Made wooden Hydrofoil fins

Postby BWD » Wed Oct 16, 2013 3:40 pm

O ye of little faith:
woodfoil.png
0:41 on the video.
Looks like he has more than one foilboard ...

Looks good, how about a recipe for that!

? ?

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Re: DIY Home Made wooden Hydrofoil fins

Postby Hawaiis » Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:12 pm

I made both the front and rear fins, the front works better than the rear fin. I am going to try titanium on the rear soon. Just not much wind lately.
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Re: DIY Home Made wooden Hydrofoil fins

Postby ChristoffM » Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:25 pm

Looks nice! Did you cover the wood with some fiberglass, or are you only relying on the wood for strength?

I suppose you did not get too much vibrations, since the wood does not tend to vibrate too much? How was your top speed and "glide"/drag compared to the carafino?

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Re: DIY Home Made wooden Hydrofoil fins

Postby Hawaiis » Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:40 pm

The low AR wings Above worked fine without fiberglass.
The high AR wing below was bending too much, I am putting on fiberglass.
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Re: DIY Home Made wooden Hydrofoil fins

Postby windfreak74 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:32 pm

wow hawai,
great build and r&d :thumb: !!!
did you use bamboo plank? what thickness in mm or inches on front and back?
did you use router or did you use a sander?
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Re: DIY Home Made wooden Hydrofoil fins

Postby Bille » Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:39 am

Hawaiis wrote:I made both the front and rear fins, the front works better than the rear fin. I am going to try titanium on the rear soon. Just not much wind lately.
Could we see a shot from the side of your foils
to view the airfoils please ?

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Re: DIY Home Made wooden Hydrofoil fins

Postby BWD » Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:32 am

cool, cool!


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