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by TomW
Tue May 23, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Main wing profile
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: Main wing profile

Where did you get those curves?
by TomW
Tue May 23, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: 3rd go at it - much better
Replies: 7
Views: 373

Re: 3rd go at it - much better

I kinda get the bent knee thing. As board rises onto foil ( I'm letting speed create lift) I bend knees,
front knee more, this seems to shift weight forward naturally.
by TomW
Tue May 23, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Durable board recommendation?
Replies: 6
Views: 267

Re: Durable board recommendation?

That new Shinn foil board is really nice. Ticks all the boxes and I bet it's nearly indestructible. I'd get one of those if I didn't already have a board. Wonder how their foil works. My foilboard takes a beating handling in the parking lot, in the car and on the beach. It's always on its edge /rail...
by TomW
Tue May 23, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: 3rd go at it - much better
Replies: 7
Views: 373

Re: 3rd go at it - much better

This is all fresh in my mind and you are on same development curve as I had. I'm on 13 th session, but messed up my back and am off water... Your next step is to keep surface foiling, not flying, and learn to keep upwind. Back N forth with balance, relax, keep weight forward and don't try to fly. St...
by TomW
Tue May 23, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Nomad's DIY foil build
Replies: 48
Views: 5551

Re: Nomad's DIY foil build

Awesome work ethic. Nice to see.
by TomW
Tue May 23, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Ultralight light wind boards?
Replies: 4
Views: 400

Re: Ultralight light wind boards?

Alpinefoil has a nice board with Center straps. Don't know the weight. Edit. It doesn't have tracks...
by TomW
Mon May 22, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foiling with Seabirds
Replies: 10
Views: 555

Re: Foiling with Seabirds

In Mexico during foiling leassons, I had a larger sea bird apparently wind surfing my kite, just over and in front of the LE.
I also sliced and diced a fish I think, I fell after hitting something soft. and had large 50-60 cm long pike sort of fish jump out of water a few meter in front of me.
by TomW
Mon May 22, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Corrosion on Fuselage Concern!
Replies: 17
Views: 910

Re: Corrosion on Fuselage Concern!

Yikes. I'm glad I bought a carbon foil. It has aluminum fuse, but only 13 sessions.
No sign of any corrosion. I remove fuse from strut for storage.

CG that mast sounds like scrap, or how about cutting off the end?
by TomW
Sun May 21, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Corrosion on Fuselage Concern!
Replies: 17
Views: 910

Re: Corrosion on Fuselage Concern!

Look at the OP's photo. The corrosion is at the head of the screws on the fuselage. Not the threads on the strut
by TomW
Sun May 21, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Corrosion on Fuselage Concern!
Replies: 17
Views: 910

Re: Corrosion on Fuselage Concern!

BW, Have disk hernia, so nothing better to do... It looks like your aluminum fuse have had the coating worn off through abrasion from screw heads. This has allowed salt water to corrode it. I would clean it up, wash it with alcohol, carefully sand off the corrosion. Give the area a light sanding and...

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