Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

Search found 330 matches

Go to advanced search

by SaulOhio
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: How to build a carbon wing in a 2 part mold?
Replies: 6
Views: 803

Re: How to build a carbon wing in a 2 part mold?

hey Faklord, your'e on your way! I'm guessing your'e making a wing... Don't over think your layup schedule. If you cut your cloth on a bias(45deg) then it will expand and contract to the curves of your mold nicely. This prevents the edges from being so fragile and is essential for fitting. Concentr...
by SaulOhio
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Straps or strapless poll
Replies: 40
Views: 1890

Re: Straps or strapless poll

straps : count 9
strapless : count 10
by SaulOhio
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: How to build a carbon wing in a 2 part mold?
Replies: 6
Views: 803

Re: How to build a carbon wing in a 2 part mold?

The outer layer of carbon needs to be larger than the part you are molding. I am adding recessed areas around the edges of the part so the carbon doesn't hold the mold halves apart. WindsurfMastRight3.jpg WindsurfMastRight2.jpg WindsurfMastRight.jpg I am working on more precise wood cores. The cores...
by SaulOhio
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: What is considered to be a big or small Board size for hydrofoiling
Replies: 11
Views: 1017

Re: What is considered to be a big or small Board size for hydrofoiling

People have noted that my Waltzing Bear is very big for a kitefoil board, but I found it very helpful to have something that big and floaty. It was easy to handle on the water before waterstarting. Unlike the Cabrina I borrowed a couple of times, which was as thin as most twintip boards, it was real...
by SaulOhio
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Cutting a new mold for a foil
Replies: 12
Views: 731

Re: Cutting a new mold for a foil

I have used PVA. The problem with PVA is its hard to fix mistakes. Any runny spots, or a bubble, or a piece of dust that lands on it is there for good. I like waxes because I can buff out any mistakes. For sure, a polished wax surface will give a slightly better finish, depending on how nicely you ...
by SaulOhio
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Cutting a new mold for a foil
Replies: 12
Views: 731

Re: Cutting a new mold for a foil

A good mould release schedule on a gel coat mould would be 6 layers of carnuba wax (wax on/wax off) and then a layer of pva release agent. On HDPA you may need less layers of wax. The pva forms a thin sacrificial skin which dissolves with water when you remove the cured piece - highly recommended i...
by SaulOhio
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Cutting a new mold for a foil
Replies: 12
Views: 731

Re: Cutting a new mold for a foil

are happy with it ? Some little fuzzies stuck to the mold, but otherwise it came out perfect. It just took most of the day. I'm wondering when I'm going to have the time to carve the other side of the mold. And then the stabilizers. And the mast. Rad! But still use a release agent, you aren't going...
by SaulOhio
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Cutting a new mold for a foil
Replies: 12
Views: 731

Re: Cutting a new mold for a foil

Edited
by SaulOhio
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Teaching wife hydrofoil.
Replies: 18
Views: 1268

Re: Teaching wife hydrofoil.

my wife told me, if it wasn't for my patience and attention when I was teaching her, she would not become a kiteboarder. its very much individual I think... Actually, not being married myself, I really wouldn't know. I was just repeating something a married friend of mine told me. One thing I have ...
by SaulOhio
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Teaching wife hydrofoil.
Replies: 18
Views: 1268

Re: Teaching wife hydrofoil.

Teaching your wife to do anything, the first step is:

Did you get her to sign a pre-nuptual agreement before you married? Check with your lawyer and make sure you are protected so when the divorce happens she doesn't get everything.

Go to advanced search

cron