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Re: Foiling with Seabirds

Postby cwood » Tue May 23, 2017 11:39 am

I am quite sure that I hit rays a few times in Hatteras sound last week. Out of the blue hitting something hard but sorta weird feeling and being thrown off. Saw schools of them so figure that it was one for sure. I figure unlike a TT the foil is silent in coming up on them...no chance and carbon at 35 kph has to leave a mark.

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Re: Foiling with Seabirds

Postby mbs » Wed May 24, 2017 4:30 am

Agree that it's awesome to be out there with the birds and sea life.
Here's cool GoPro footage that I got of crossing paths with a manatee this past winter. Manatee crossing about 35 seconds in.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Tb259SM4KC8
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Re: Foiling with Seabirds

Postby flying grandpa » Wed May 24, 2017 8:07 am

All above posts, as well as my experience with lake fishes, asks for some kind of warning divice. Both mirrors of my car are equipped with ultrasonic whistles for early warnings for animals.
I would love to install similar device on my foil, if it cost only small amount of drag.
For the safety of fishes, ours and our equipment as well.

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Re: Foiling with Seabirds

Postby phlow » Thu May 25, 2017 3:04 pm

At our home spot (El Jardin Beach , Houston) the water gets super thick with fish, it's actually quite annoying. I usually get knocked off my foil 2 - 3 times per session hitting large fish which throw me over the front. I've never seen any fish killed or stunned by impact, but we are hitting 2 pound mullet constantly.

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Re: Foiling with Seabirds

Postby Mossy 757 » Thu May 25, 2017 5:24 pm

flying grandpa wrote:
Wed May 24, 2017 8:07 am

I would love to install similar device on my foil
Sand the trailing edge of your mast and wings as sharp as you can and you'll be able to hear your foil screaming miles away.

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Re: Foiling with Seabirds

Postby TomW » Thu May 25, 2017 6:21 pm

My regular spots. Only living thing I see is jellyfish. Sad but true.

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Re: Foiling with Seabirds

Postby flying grandpa » Sat May 27, 2017 8:40 am

Mossy 757 wrote:
Thu May 25, 2017 5:24 pm
flying grandpa wrote:
Wed May 24, 2017 8:07 am

I would love to install similar device on my foil
Sand the trailing edge of your mast and wings as sharp as you can and you'll be able to hear your foil screaming miles away.
That would be a good solution, if we can create ultrasonic sound. Some fishes can hear even 80 kHz! We can hear up to 16 kHz.
The device should be very stiff and small to create such a sound.


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