Florian Scharscher wrote:
Nice setup Scuba, very neat for DIY.
May I ask a question to the Mast - Board attachment and the glass layup on the board...
I'm in the process of building a hydrofoil kiteboard in epoxy vacuum bag construction (no stringer).
My foil attaches via 4 bolts to the board. Right now I'm trying to figure out a way of how to build a solid attachment point into the board. How would you design the attachment point AND how much glass would you lay up top/bottom.
G day flo
The board I made is made up of the following:
Cut down the middle to accommodate 2 stringers of 3 mm ply set 40mm apart and cut the stringers to a rocker which you would want to use.
I made a rocker bed to hold the foam whilst gluing the stringers together.
Figure out where you want to mount the foil and remove foam and fit pine instead glueing it on the inside and outside of the stringers
Top and bottom skin is 3 mm ply glued to the foam on the rocker bed with epoxy and vac bag.
Square the rails off ready for the balsa rails 3 x 3/16 glue with wood glue just hold the first layer in place with tape or clamps the all the other layers us locktite 406 instantly bonds
Then 2 layers of 300gsm glass over the whole lot.
End result strong as hell light as f..k!
Bolt the foil down on a solid contact point.
First mounted the foil to a surfboard then altered the strap position etc till it worked then copied the foot strap measurement to the foil to new board so should feel the same as the surfboard.