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Re: DIY Home Made wooden Hydrofoil fins

Postby Hawaiis » Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:52 pm

tkettlepoint wrote:SWEET
what weight of uni did you get? I have 19oz here for my foil. with 12oz bi axis and 6 oz twill.. going for the 13mm thick mast

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It is 19oz 12K

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Re: DIY Home Made wooden Hydrofoil fins

Postby tkettlepoint » Sun Jul 20, 2014 12:08 am

just like I have... just didn't get a 100 yards just yet...

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Re: DIY Home Made wooden Hydrofoil fins

Postby Benicia Wind » Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:12 pm

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Here's my homemade wooden hydrofoil. The wings are made of plywood. The rest is Birch from Home Depot. It really works...not too fast though. Lots of drag. I can't complain, I had fun making it and I am having fun learning to ride it.

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Re: DIY Home Made wooden Hydrofoil fins

Postby Hawaiis » Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:33 pm

That is really sweet, it look like you already have foil shaped the Strut.
If you want more efficiency, you may shape the Fuselage like a torpeto.
I would reinforce the joint s between the Strut and Fuselage that seem to be the most stressed point.
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Re: DIY Home Made wooden Hydrofoil fins

Postby adseguy » Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:59 am

Anyone looking to buy a fixable MHL Lift Strut for their project? All carbon and carbon fiber. The thing splintered at the base plate where it meets the strut. Someone with a little bit of skill could fix this. Ready to ship, let me know if interested.
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Re: DIY Home Made wooden Hydrofoil fins

Postby Bille » Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:39 am

adseguy wrote:Anyone looking to buy a fixable MHL Lift Strut for their project? All carbon and carbon fiber. The thing splintered at the base plate where it meets the strut. Someone with a little bit of skill could fix this. Ready to ship, let me know if interested.


I could fix that ; how much money to make it go to Las Vegas ?

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Re: DIY Home Made wooden Hydrofoil fins

Postby tkettlepoint » Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:20 pm

looking inside the first hole of the first picture that looks like fiberglass to me , not 100% carbon... that would be a weak link...

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Re: DIY Home Made wooden Hydrofoil fins

Postby adseguy » Sun Jul 27, 2014 2:54 pm

It's definitely carbon. Already sold. I knew I could help someone out. :)

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Re: DIY Home Made wooden Hydrofoil fins

Postby BWD » Sun Jul 27, 2014 5:38 pm

And if they built it right those holes are over drilled and backfilled with epoxy/glass to avoid electrolysis anyway.

Did it break from a grounding?

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Re: DIY Home Made wooden Hydrofoil fins

Postby adseguy » Sun Jul 27, 2014 6:15 pm

No, they had a bad run of struts. I've actually had 3 break, they figured out that the way they had newly layed the carbon fiber out was bad, fixed, it and now I'm on a good one. I've grounded the new one like 15 times....no issues. These would break within a minute of riding.


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