However, if something has to break, I prefer that the screws break through the Tuttle box top, it's easy to repair, than to break the foil or the board, both are much harder to repair.
In fact, I did not repair my Tuttle box top after a close encounter with a sand bar this September, I mounted the foil with plastic wishers which hold the foil nicely but will let the screwhead break through if I hit hard again ...
YES -- fuse-pins are a GOOD idea ; why destroy an expensive part, when
a simple strategically located fuse-pin will save it from complete obliteration ?
They use fuse-pins on those expensive carbon air-foiled shaped down-tubes
of the Atos Rigid-wing HG ; which is counter intuitive to a company that wants
to sell expensive parts after you take one out, (But they did that anyway) !!!
The fuse pin they used will cost Ya $5 , where-as a New down-tube would cost Ya
about $200 !!
Ps: C A R A F I N O
I'm "Glad" to see you back , & posting here again ; Lots of knowledge about hydrofoils
in that brain of yours !!