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opie
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Re: filling bolt holes?

Postby opie » Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:58 am

Finally gave it a shot. Not as easy as it looks. I think it will work but I think it is prudent to start saving for a production board. Hopefully they will be available when I am ready.
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Re: filling bolt holes?

Postby RadDrDuke » Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:28 am

opie wrote:
Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:58 am
Finally gave it a shot. Not as easy as it looks. I think it will work but I think it is prudent to start saving for a production board. Hopefully they will be available when I am ready.
How is this working?

opie
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Re: filling bolt holes?

Postby opie » Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:11 am

The board held up for ten to 15 sessions, including bending the mast. I just couldn't balance on it. It was ok with no chop but I bought a Takuma and like it much better. The one I did with the pour foam is just hanging out as a backup now. The Takuma is like standing on a small dock.

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edt
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Re: filling bolt holes?

Postby edt » Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:41 am

what was wrong with it? Where the mount was? I'm gonna start making some of my own hydrofoil boards.

opie
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Re: filling bolt holes?

Postby opie » Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:19 am

The thinner nose and tail, less volume on the rails and about 20 liters less total volume than I was used to. A smaller board is more fun when foiling but the paddle back out and standing in choppy water waiting for waves is rough on a smaller tippier board. When moving the foil seems to add stability, but when just spinning to catch a wave with out forward motion every little current underneath pulls the foil every which way.

opie
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Re: filling bolt holes?

Postby opie » Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:23 am

The mount location is fine,maybe 19 inches from the back of the board to the back of the mast. I did have three washers as shims on the back bolts to get the angle right.


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