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North nugget foil board mod

Postby antonell0 » Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:24 pm

Hi all,
after modifing a north rocketfish with 4 inserts for a Moses with success (8 months working great), I'm planning to modify a north nugget with a tuttle (spotz) + inserts (moses).
Do you have any experience using 2 parallel US boxes instead fixed inserts?
http://www.theshapingshack.com/10in-mast-box-chinook/
This should allow a nice range of positions. I found that, as my level improves, I need to move quite towards the tail my foil (at least 5-6cm)
cheers,
Antonello

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Re: North nugget foil board mod

Postby jplmain » Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:33 pm

Does'nt spots use the turtle type box to use with there mast?

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Re: North nugget foil board mod

Postby antonell0 » Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:58 pm

Spotz uses normal Tuttle box.
I was thinking to add two US boxes correctly spaced, for a 4 points plate. Each with two threaded mini plates, maybe hold in place with some EVA stripes.

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Re: North nugget foil board mod

Postby doofus » Wed Jul 09, 2014 1:11 am

hmmm, those boxes never seemed very strong back in the dark ages when i was windsurfing.. but two of them... maybe..

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Re: North nugget foil board mod

Postby cglazier » Wed Jul 09, 2014 4:53 am

Those Chinook boxes are designed for small windsurfing fins and are nowhere near strong enough for a foil in my opinion.

Be aware that if your foil falls off your board it will sink.

:wink: CG

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Re: North nugget foil board mod

Postby antonell0 » Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:20 am

Not worried about strength. US mast box + stringers + Tuttle box in the middle will be solid rock.
I'm more worried about the real usage of this system vs fixed 4 (or maybe 8) anchor points.

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Re: North nugget foil board mod

Postby jplmain » Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:08 pm

I have installed tuttle box into my board and found no need to support with american fin boxes. Your tuttle box is 1 3/4" deep cut bottom of board 7 x 5 inches wide. Take all foam and stringer out leave only top deck alone and laminate 5 layers of glass or carbon on under side of deck attach tuttle. Sapport around tuttle with vincel and thick resin mix a lot micro balls to make laminate light. Re-cover bottom with extra layer of class. Support of box is mainly on the deck with your screw hole is so, use a big washer. Also if wanted more support add a extra layer or two of class under foot around box area.

rowboat has some experience with his nugget ask him for some advise on how he would place it. viewtopic.php?f=196&t=2385269

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Re: North nugget foil board mod

Postby rowboat » Wed Jul 16, 2014 3:39 pm

I have a 2012 Nugget with an F-Box installed for an Alpinefoil. Mike Z @ mikeslab.com did the install of the box, so I can't speak to the details of the layup, but he knows what he's doing and it is super clean and strong. The Nugget makes a great foil platform.

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Re: North nugget foil board mod

Postby Pierrot » Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:41 pm

For step by step details on how to install a foil on a nugget, you cannlook at the attached photo album from a french shaper:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.480096238803741.1073741872.296485837164783&type=1

Result is super clean...

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Re: North nugget foil board mod

Postby rowboat » Fri Jul 18, 2014 4:06 pm

By the way, here is a video I shot riding the Nugget + Alpinefoil + 5m BRM Cloud setup:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55ZiKDQ_Rrc


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