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by plummet
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Havent been kiting for over a month..... Dont care!
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Havent been kiting for over a month..... Dont care!

Bought a new mountain bike and boom. New bike speed.
I havent been kiting at all and dont care.
I'm not even looking at weather forecasts,,,,,,.............
by plummet
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: I cut a hole in my CNC machine
Replies: 6
Views: 3002

Re: I cut a hole in my CNC machine

Nice.

I'm going to waterjet my next board and mold out... oh yeah. Why. Because I can!
by plummet
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: how often do you hit fish?
Replies: 25
Views: 5289

Re: how often do you hit fish?

Has anyone killed a fish with their foil, The picted up the fish, stuffed it into their wetsuit, Taken it home an eaten it?

If so.... You are my hero!
by plummet
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Corrosion on Aluminium parts (Moses fuselage)
Replies: 30
Views: 15501

Re: Corrosion on Aluminium parts (Moses fuselage)

Side note. To break the galvanic cell between alloy and carbon you can space the 2 materials apart with something inert like a thin plastic. It still wont fix a faulty product! and the pitting corrosion extends past the point of a dissimilar metal reaction and into the a break down of the passive oi...
by plummet
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Corrosion on Aluminium parts (Moses fuselage)
Replies: 30
Views: 15501

Re: Corrosion on Aluminium parts (Moses fuselage)

Excellent, plummet. I studied electro chemistry and know a bit about electrochemical cells :wink: The corrosion will always happen as soon as you bring Aluminium and carbon into electrically conductive contact and add an electrolyte (sea water). No crevice is neededf or this. However, a crevice - w...
by plummet
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Corrosion on Aluminium parts (Moses fuselage)
Replies: 30
Views: 15501

Re: Corrosion on Aluminium parts (Moses fuselage)

Hi all, after having ridden my Moses foil in North Sea water for less than 3 hours during its first use I´ve been irritated to see clear signs of corrosion on the fuselage. The shiny black (anodized) surface was covered with numerous elevated white spots of Al2O3 (alumina). These corrosion spots we...
by plummet
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Best way to make a prototype
Replies: 20
Views: 10793

Re: Best way to make a prototype

Plummet, I have now built a few foils, starting with crapola and now having a couple pretty nice setups. I found your explanation and lessons learned quite accurate and also validated a few things i have been trying(one being multiple holes for stab placement and size relation to that placement). T...
by plummet
Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How to crash advice
Replies: 10
Views: 6863

Re: How to crash advice

It's hard to explain. When i started foiling the board would hunt me down and smack into me. Now, whenever I crash it doesn't. I think I have learned to master the art of a toe flick and dive as I exit the foil. Sends the foil in one direction while i go in the other. I really don't know how to expl...
by plummet
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Why not more canards ?
Replies: 37
Views: 12329

Re: Why not more canards ?

Did I ride a standard spitfire maybe 6 months ago? Took me 10-15mins to re-train myself to be able to ride it. It was a very responsive and lively foil. I can see why it would be fun in small waves. I found it slower, less stable and worse upwind that my foil. Ultimately I preferred my foil over the...
by plummet
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ocean Rodeo Mako vs Nomad Wave TT
Replies: 22
Views: 8338

Re: Ocean Rodeo Mako vs Nomad Wave TT

Awesome. I've been drooling over nomad boards for years. I've never seen one in the flesh, But their construction techniques and design are one of the best out there.

I'll never own a nomad board as I make my own boards. But the boards I make have some inspiration from nomad.

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