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Re: DIY Home Made wooden Hydrofoil fins

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:18 am
by Hawaiis
Everything is still work in progress. The wood is 4 inch bamboo flooring from homedepot.
Planed down to 10mm it depends on the Span, adjust accordingly.

Re: DIY Home Made wooden Hydrofoil fins

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 5:56 am
by Nico
Great efforts there dude.
Keep it up : )
Nico

Re: DIY Home Made wooden Hydrofoil fins

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:28 am
by BigTomi
Now you are talking! This is great work.
Thanks for sharing.
One question, you have Carafino board I guess with full set of foils, what made you to make yours one?
How do you compare yours with Cafafino's one?

Re: DIY Home Made wooden Hydrofoil fins

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 7:32 am
by Hawaiis
I just wanted to try different materials and shapes to see if it will be more stable or faster.
Lately there has been no wind( under 5 knots), so hard to compare, will do full report after more testing.

Re: DIY Home Made wooden Hydrofoil fins

Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:50 am
by Hawaiis
Almost finished

Re: DIY Home Made wooden Hydrofoil fins

Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:33 pm
by Bille
Did you wrap your pylon with some glass to strengthen it
up a bit ?

Bille

Re: DIY Home Made wooden Hydrofoil fins

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:15 am
by Hawaiis
just enough to waterproof the wood.

Re: DIY Home Made wooden Hydrofoil fins

Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:01 am
by mede
what kind of wood do you use for the vertical and horizontal structures?
is the dimension based on testing, or just a guess, or an analogy to the carbon strucutures we see on the market?

keep up the great work, really interesting to see your findings :thumb:

Re: DIY Home Made wooden Hydrofoil fins

Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:43 am
by Hawaiis
The wood for the T bar is made from Hawaiian Koa Wood. The same wood that made the Canoe that navigated thru out the Pacific Ocean. The dimensions are by trial and error. The first one was made with Oak from homedepot, and was too weak. This is a more robust unit. It is stronger than the MHL lift in rigidity and twist but not as strong as the 2008 Carafino or Rush Randle Aluminum foil board.

Re: DIY Home Made wooden Hydrofoil fins

Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:37 pm
by sflinux
Hawaiis,
Love all of your hydrofoil posts and Vimeo videos, keep them coming.
Would you mind sharing the dimensions of your front and rear wooden hydrofoils?
I have John's blue RR board.
Mahalo,
Bric