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Re: Hydrofoil board building - dimensions & Layups

Postby TomW » Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:00 pm

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V bagging the CF uni D on the bottom. 250g X2 layers.
Put 3 layers on deck, but it was difficult to get smooth due to faulty CF . So had to cut off the bad stuff.

I think it's going to be plenty stiff.

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Re: Hydrofoil board building - dimensions & Layups

Postby TomW » Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:01 pm

Lamination done
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Re: Hydrofoil board building - dimensions & Layups

Postby Flag53 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:09 pm

Lookin Good TomW.

I must admit I would love to build my own Shorty board but wouldn't know where to start .are there any good books or on line instructionals available for the novice board builder ?

Thanks in advance 👍

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Re: Hydrofoil board building - dimensions & Layups

Postby TomW » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:10 pm

Flag53,

Sure there are! Greenlight surf supply has a great guide.
There's some challenges:
1. Where to get materials. If you live in a region with surfing, you'll find materials close by. Otherwise order online and pay for shipping.
2. Blanks are hard to get in many regions. See above. Seabase.eu has blanks in UK.
3. Tools: you'll need some tools. A electric hand planer, a electric router, and an electric automobile angle polisher. Polisher and router are cheap ones from big builders supply. Handplaner every geek says get a Skil but they are rarer than dolphins up here. I have a Black and Decker. A Sureform, some sandpaper etc. And don't forget a quality face mask with replaceable carbon filters. Shaping stands- have to make your own.
I highly recommend buying surfboard sanding pads. I had to order mine from the USA. They go onto the angle polisher. It's nearly impossible without them. Get a soft and a hard one.
4. A place to do it with the right light and right and stable temperature. You need low lights, so called shaping lights.

Don't do it if you're thinking you'll only make one board. It's not worth the investment in time and money.

I do it because if I don't make stuff, I will jump out a window.

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Re: Hydrofoil board building - dimensions & Layups

Postby Flag53 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:50 pm

Cheers TomW , thanks for taking the time to reply buddy 👍

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Re: Hydrofoil board building - dimensions & Layups

Postby TomW » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:00 pm

All done. Test in cabarete Feb 9-23

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Re: Hydrofoil board building - dimensions & Layups

Postby TomW » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:03 pm

3,2 kg without pad and foothooks. 3,5 kg with pad.
It's brutally stiff. Zero flex.
I could cut down on the carbon and save 200g.
Could use hexa traction and save a 150 g.
Light enough, short so there's not much swing weight.

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Re: Hydrofoil board building - dimensions & Layups

Postby BWD » Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:40 am

Looks great!

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Re: Hydrofoil board building - dimensions & Layups

Postby TomW » Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:27 pm

Working on the 120cm model now.

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Re: Hydrofoil board building - dimensions & Layups

Postby TomW » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:04 pm

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