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by BWD
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: High Lift Wings like Moses 633 Onda: who is it for?
Replies: 26
Views: 16835

Re: High Lift Wings like Moses 633 Onda: who is it for?

One piece wing/fuse seems limited for normal people. It’s nice to have 3 wings mast fuse stab and hardware in a small bag. I can’t imagine wanting to lug 2-3 one-piece foils in a car, especially with other riders and gear along too. On a plane? Forget about it. 51 mph? That kind of speed is like the...
by BWD
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: High Lift Wings like Moses 633 Onda: who is it for?
Replies: 26
Views: 16835

Re: High Lift Wings like Moses 633 Onda: who is it for?

...zeeko and some others are smart enough to make the wing:fuse joint flat. But you can’t have everything!
by BWD
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Corrosion on Aluminium parts (Moses fuselage)
Replies: 30
Views: 15501

Re: Corrosion on Aluminium parts (Moses fuselage)

Evan, sounds like you had a little excess grease. Fuse failing structurally would probably take a long time, since loading is spread across tenon/pocket in fuse. Might lose some rigidity if screw holes got wallowed out. crevice corrosion on the SS bolts would be a worry too... But bumpy oxide zits o...
by BWD
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Corrosion on Aluminium parts (Moses fuselage)
Replies: 30
Views: 15501

Re: Corrosion on Aluminium parts (Moses fuselage)

1. Proper Al alloy, hard anodized. 2. Paint on top of anodization. 3. Lay up outer layer with s-glass or basalt plus barrier coat of epoxy on mast tenon that goes into fuselage. Same for wing attachment areas. 4. Good barrier coat of epoxy and/or paint on wings too. 5. Carbon fuselage not such a bad...
by BWD
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Corrosion on Aluminium parts (Moses fuselage)
Replies: 30
Views: 15501

Re: Corrosion on Aluminium parts (Moses fuselage)

Another question comes to mind: are the wings, including the screw holes, fully sealed? This sounds like there is exposed carbon involved, not just steel versus aluminum, to see damage in hours. Maybe the attachment areas need a barrier coat of epoxy, especially in the holes? Just a thought, I don’t...
by BWD
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Corrosion on Aluminium parts (Moses fuselage)
Replies: 30
Views: 15501

Re: Corrosion on Aluminium parts (Moses fuselage)

Sounds like OP would be just the expert to pick the right coating to apply as a barrier, find an anodizing shop, fit an anode, or whatever....
But Moses should make sure their anodizing is thorough, hard, and follow zeeko example by following it with PAINT also!
by BWD
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoils banned at Anglet beach (Biarritz) France
Replies: 4
Views: 4166

Re: Hydrofoils banned at Anglet beach (Biarritz) France

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by BWD
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil
Replies: 572
Views: 114010

Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

It might happen...
by BWD
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: anti-slip versus pad on a foilboard
Replies: 10
Views: 6880

Re: anti-slip versus pad on a foilboard

Since oysters, mussels, wings, stabs etc are sharp and last year’s season was interrupted by an oyster foot gash, I go with booties >90% these days.
by BWD
Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil
Replies: 572
Views: 114010

Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Really I think something like a circa 1200cm “Carver XL” would make me quite happy, and hopefully still go well over 20 knots. Even better if a bit lighter than the solid g10 wings...
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