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Re: Board top profile?

Postby Tinkersailor » Fri Oct 02, 2015 3:52 pm

2.12kg so far.....heavy?
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Re: Board top profile?

Postby Tinkersailor » Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:03 pm

Rail inserts and foot strap inserts done. In to the carbonate machine.

Wow this project is going fast.....

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Re: Board top profile?

Postby TomW » Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:03 pm

You've moved really fast. I'm beginner foiler and started on high volume board 3 strap board , but then tried lower volume board with 2 straps in center and found it much easier to learn. Low volume was important to allow board to sink somewhat went water starting.
At same time there's many on the forum that say otherwise.
I think your wood matrix is way overkill. High density foam at plate area Luis some extra lamination will most likely be sufficient.
Your board may well end up 4 kgs. But ts going t bee bomb proof

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Re: Board top profile?

Postby Peter_Frank » Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:15 pm

Really fast ?

We are talking about almost 2 years since the first picture/post with the blank, right Leigh, and you were ironic I assume ? :rollgrin:

Cool to be able to acknowledge this, hats off, hope it works out :naughty:

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Re: Board top profile?

Postby Kamikuza » Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:48 am

TomW wrote:
Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:03 pm
You've moved really fast. I'm beginner foiler and started on high volume board 3 strap board , but then tried lower volume board with 2 straps in center and found it much easier to learn. Low volume was important to allow board to sink somewhat went water starting.
At same time there's many on the forum that say otherwise.
I think your wood matrix is way overkill. High density foam at plate area Luis some extra lamination will most likely be sufficient.
Your board may well end up 4 kgs. But ts going t bee bomb proof
I'd agree with that. Volume is a real hassle in choppy water. First time I tried three-straps, I found the balance difficult . . . but the straps were small and pushed my feet to the heel side edge so that didn't help. A very wide and loose single strap at the front is a very easy and safe way to learn IMO.

I see no question about board top profile :lol: but I've found I can't notice any difference between convex, flat or concave :D I even rode one with that hump in the center, that I hate on surfboards but got used to it just fine on the foil. . . .

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Re: Board top profile?

Postby Tinkersailor » Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:41 pm

Good guess Tom. 4.28 kg and still some finishing and paint to go.
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Re: Board top profile?

Postby Tinkersailor » Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:51 pm

The vertical is close to done.

I want to bolt the fuse on and need a blind nut solution. I don't want metal. Anyone know of a strong composite nut that could be shaped to fit in the 2 voids.

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Re: Board top profile?

Postby Tinkersailor » Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:55 pm

Pictures.

Bike inner tubes used to inflate woven carbon tube during bonding. Hope this eliminates any chance of separation of the two halves.

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