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by BWD
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Do I really need a hot coat?
Replies: 6
Views: 345

Re: Do I really need a hot coat?

Sounds great really then, however you fill and finish the glass.
Nothing like your own personal benchmark to guide a build.
Looks good, too!
by BWD
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Do I really need a hot coat?
Replies: 6
Views: 345

Re: Do I really need a hot coat?

Depends on the board design. For durability, soft cores, and designs where the glass is a major strucural component (ie 8oz or more of glass) go on and do the full or hot coat. Filling in all the waviness between the fiberglass yarns will yield a thicker skin and it’s the resin between fibers that r...
by BWD
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What is the international signal for "Abort launch"?
Replies: 38
Views: 1942

Re: What is the international signal for "Abort launch"?

Thumbs down.
Drop bar.
Punch out of CL (or shackle etc).
by BWD
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Paint
Replies: 4
Views: 342

Re: Paint

But it has to be fancy paint to cover up that expensive carbon! :lol: :lol: :lol:
by BWD
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Paint
Replies: 4
Views: 342

Paint

I am interested in getting a carbon foil. I like my Al one but it’s heavy and the wing options are limited. I ride often in dark or murky water, and live in the south, where the sun is hot. I want my foil visible, and cool. If I buy one that only comes in black, what are good painting options? I don...
by BWD
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Moses 2018
Replies: 580
Views: 164445

Re: Moses 2018

Never have to worry about it w/ stainless into stainless. Oh yeah, you do. 1/4 turn can friction weld (gall) stainless fasteners together. Have to be sawn apart and replaced. USE GREASE! And don’t over tighten! Stainless in brass or bronze though, does not gall, and the softer metal yields if overs...
by BWD
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Marks on board - please tell me what is the cause of this
Replies: 11
Views: 798

Re: Marks on board - please tell me what is the cause of this

Impact. It’s “funny” how things you don’t expect can ding or even puncture a board. I body dragged a few hundred feet in 8 knots and 6” chop on my fst FireWire surfboard wearing an engine harness with carbon slider bar, pretty low profile, but the sharp-ish edges of the carbon bar dug holes in the d...
by BWD
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil
Replies: 597
Views: 124677

Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Am I dreaming or did nico come in this site last week and tease a carbon spitfire fuselage that would work with the existing carbon mast? Can’t find such a post now... figment?
by BWD
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Pigmenting epoxy
Replies: 4
Views: 2121

Re: Pigmenting epoxy

Depending on the pigment you may or may not be able to get opaque color without adding so much pigment strength is affected, especially with thin layers. I think I’ve seen some epoxy pigments that say they are ok for strength at up to 2% volume, if that helps...
by BWD
Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Moses 2018
Replies: 580
Views: 164445

Re: Moses 2018

Not even close. The wings have different profiles... ... I have riden both foils and they are as different as night an day. -- Gunnar Sorry, was speaking of bigger ketos wave wing 1200 cm, not the 790cm^2 one you depict. The anhedral arc with flatter tips is the main obvious similarity. I have no s...

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