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LF Galaxy Board 2019

Postby jakemoore » Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:40 pm

Does it require a gasket between the foil mast plate and rage bottom of the board? The earlier models had a vee bottom in the area of the tracks that required a gasket.

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Re: LF Galaxy Board 2019

Postby matanshapira » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:40 pm

I'm not sure. I use the gasket from the Impulse foil. It doesn't come with one. I think it's needed

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Re: LF Galaxy Board 2019

Postby madworld » Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:56 pm

Yes, it is called a transition plate. It is a plastic piece with one side having a V for it to be placed towards the board bottom that has a V and the other side is flat for mounting to the foil. This seems really stupid in liquid forces design. Why not have the bottom of the board flat were the mounting tracks are? But they may have done it intentionally to make you buy this $10 peace of plastic to protect the plastic molded board. Anyhow, liquid force should include this transition plate with the board purchase.

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Re: LF Galaxy Board 2019

Postby jakemoore » Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:41 am

Nice board. Easy part to lose.

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Re: LF Galaxy Board 2019

Postby madworld » Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:35 pm

jakemoore wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:41 am
Nice board. Easy part to lose.

Get some clear silicon caulk and put a few dabs on the plate and stick it to the foil.

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Re: LF Galaxy Board 2019

Postby jakemoore » Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:15 pm

There are some easy work around if just one mast and just one board or if you never anticipate moving the foil fore and aft.

If the transition plate just had holes rather than slots you could hold it to the board with the track bolts when the foil is dissembled.

I used epoxy and microbaloons to build up a flat bottom on mine ( the red one). It’s not pretty

I hope they work out a flat bottom where the tracks are for 2020.

Otherwise it’s a very nice shape and nice light board.

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Re: LF Galaxy Board 2019

Postby Peter_Frank » Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:19 pm

If it is a rubber gasket, it seems like a really good idea for a bit of protection and you can leave it on the board, I have had such one on earlier plate foils too (Zeeko Spitfire being one of them) - i prefer that instead of the aaaargh crunchy sound when you tighten the screws and sand grit tear the bottom surface up :o

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Re: LF Galaxy Board 2019

Postby Tony » Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:49 am

I have the 2018 board and it needs the plate but I think it's a good idea anyway. As Peter says, I like a protective layer between plate and board. It has never been an issue. I would not let it influence board choice in any way. For that size board, the Galaxy is a great board.

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Re: LF Galaxy Board 2019

Postby madworld » Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:37 pm

Peter_Frank wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:19 pm
If it is a rubber gasket, it seems like a really good idea for a bit of protection and you can leave it on the board, I have had such one on earlier plate foils too (Zeeko Spitfire being one of them) - i prefer that instead of the aaaargh crunchy sound when you tighten the screws and sand grit tear the bottom surface up :o

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It is not a rubber gasket. It is hard plastic.

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Re: LF Galaxy Board 2019

Postby Peter_Frank » Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:38 pm

Bugger if hard plastic, not the "cushioning" effect :x

Then I would use a bit of contact cement at the corners or along the edges, then it will protect against sand grit as it will sit on the board always, and can easily be removed if you for any reason want that later :thumb:

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