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by TomW
Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Bomb proof board from XPs insulation foam
Replies: 18
Views: 902

Re: Bomb proof board from XPs insulation foam

Max, I shaped my rocker. Towards nose I glued on an extra layer. Then cut outline, then shaped rocker. Used a hotwire and templates.
by TomW
Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Slingshot Ghost Whisperer Foil
Replies: 32
Views: 1897

Re: Slingshot Ghost Whisperer Foil

How about I put a blunt rubbery cover on it? :lol:

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by TomW
Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Home Built Infusion Foil.
Replies: 36
Views: 1294

Re: Home Built Infusion Foil.

Ok, I understand. Thanks. Really appreciate your time. I know it takes some time to describe it.
Sorry for a few more questions. What specific carbide scraper and what high bond glue.
by TomW
Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Slingshot Ghost Whisperer Foil
Replies: 32
Views: 1897

Re: Slingshot Ghost Whisperer Foil

I could cut off nose at an angle, lower edge at wing leading edge, 30-40 degrees angled back, then round off edges.
by TomW
Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Slingshot Ghost Whisperer Foil
Replies: 32
Views: 1897

Re: Slingshot Ghost Whisperer Foil

It's a mystery why it's pointy then. There's no mechanical reason the point could be blunted or shaped so it's at least not protruding in front of the wing leading edge. I'm going to take a look at it thus weekend and make a proposal to Moses and see what they say. Probably voids warranty, ya think?...
by TomW
Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Slingshot Ghost Whisperer Foil
Replies: 32
Views: 1897

Re: Slingshot Ghost Whisperer Foil

I find it a bit irritating that the big kite companies are buying in technology rather than contributing to the development. yes, somewhat- but on other hand its a small industry and co-operating concentrates limited finances to a company with core competence and allows them to move ahead faster in...
by TomW
Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Bomb proof board from XPs insulation foam
Replies: 18
Views: 902

Re: Bomb proof board from XPs insulation foam

Foam to foam, i prefer the PU glue- it foams and sticks to all other foam around- so you have to tape off .
Plastic parts to foam, i prefer epoxy with fumed silica or microballoons mix.
If structure is needed i will glue parts together with epoxy and silica and then layers of glass over joints.
by TomW
Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Home Built Infusion Foil.
Replies: 36
Views: 1294

Re: Home Built Infusion Foil.

Fabulous, thanks for the details. Spiral feeder down the middle, spiral vacation all around perimeter. I thought you would do cross feed, which I've seen in instructions.

Ditto Max's question, looks hollow to me!
by TomW
Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Bomb proof board from XPs insulation foam
Replies: 18
Views: 902

Re: Bomb proof board from XPs insulation foam

Dart, I'd shape the foam without stringers. It's easier. Stringers add some problems shaping and are stiff rib in soft foam, causing problems later. Seal the blank with epoxy and micro balloon, mayonnaise mix. Squeegie it on thin, almost nothing left on board. the foam is so soft, you have to be ver...
by TomW
Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Slingshot Ghost Whisperer Foil
Replies: 32
Views: 1897

Re: Slingshot Ghost Whisperer Foil

Moses fuse is circular in section. I have one. Be a real pain to get that thing stabbed into me, and frankly, I fear it. Already call the thing " Jaws" after ripping up my wetsuit during 3rd ( crash) session. too bad you mess up the finish by reshaping it. Peter, would you just make a bulb...

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