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by junebug
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Water in my Lift Mast - possible fix
Replies: 17
Views: 1080

Re: Water in my Lift Mast - possible fix

Because Lift wasn’t getting back to my email, I called them today. They picked up, and talked me through the mast drilling solution. They suggested filling the holes with JB Weld. I assume this will work to get the water out, but it doesn’t address the problem of how it got there in the first place....
by junebug
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Water in my Lift Mast - possible fix
Replies: 17
Views: 1080

Re: Water in my Lift Mast - fixed it

Okay, it appears I found a fix. For my fix I removed the screws and the barrel nut. There are no threads keeping the barrel nut in there. On the mast I taped the end where the screw enters and one end of the empty barrel nut hole. I mixed up enough 5 minute epoxy to completely fill both holes and u...
by junebug
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Water in my Lift Mast - possible fix
Replies: 17
Views: 1080

Re: Water in my Lift Mast - fixed it

Okay, it appears I found a fix. For my fix I removed the screws and the barrel nut. There are no threads keeping the barrel nut in there. On the mast I taped the end where the screw enters and one end of the empty barrel nut hole. I mixed up enough 5 minute epoxy to completely fill both holes and u...
by junebug
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: is super light wind the promised land?!
Replies: 73
Views: 4962

Re: is super light wind the promised land?!

Also, preferences are influenced by conditions. If my local had 5-8kn winds for weeks at a time, I’d be on 15m+ foil kite and having a blast. I’m relatively fortunate in that—particularly in the spring, summer, and early fall—the conditions where I live are often 10kn+, so it’s not often that I feel...
by junebug
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Water in my Lift Mast - possible fix
Replies: 17
Views: 1080

Re: Water in my Lift Mast

The idea of encouraging more water to enter seemed ludicrous to me. This is a fair point, but I’m concerned about added weight. I don’t really have a sense of whether that concern is justified. I can’t tell how much water is in the mast or whether it is really making a difference in the weight of t...
by junebug
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: is super light wind the promised land?!
Replies: 73
Views: 4962

Re: is super light wind the promised land?!

Yes and no. Funny, a decade ago I would have called 12 knots super light wind.... now its more like under 8. There is amazement and novelty in riding the super low end, but it's not for me. Figure everyone will have a different threshold, but there is a definite on switch for any particular set of ...
by junebug
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Water in my Lift Mast - possible fix
Replies: 17
Views: 1080

Re: Water in my Lift Mast

Below is what I was directed to do. I never did it. I meant to re-seal the leaking screw attachment point. "A very simple solution would be to drill a small hole in the bottom and a small hole in the top. 1/8” diameter. Then it can fill and release no problem and it would be clean. The cavity insid...
by junebug
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Water in my Lift Mast - possible fix
Replies: 17
Views: 1080

Re: Water in my Lift Mast

I didn’t mean to preempt discussion of this topic. If anyone has any suggestions, I am all ears. I still haven’t hear back from Lift. I sent them another email yesterday.
by junebug
Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Water in my Lift Mast - possible fix
Replies: 17
Views: 1080

Re: Water in my Lift Mast

I’m having the same problem. I can take off the wing and jerk the mast up and down and little water drops come out, but I can’t get it all out. Some of it sounds like it stuck up high in the mast. I emailed Lift last week for advice. I’ll post it once they get back to me.
by junebug
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: “Light” wind tubes
Replies: 27
Views: 2403

Re: “Light” wind tubes

all kites I have flown would stay up at 9kts (I think the threshold for tubes is 6-7kts, with some specific ones being able to survive 5 kts) Most of the kites will deep water relaunch at 9-10kts with good technique I know nothing about LF WOW but I don't see how it would be different...if it backs...

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