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by tahoedirk
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: How to build a carbon wing in a 2 part mold?
Replies: 6
Views: 1112

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. Concentra...
by tahoedirk
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: More wings, the hard way?
Replies: 57
Views: 15518

Re: More wings, the hard way?

Finally getting to ride these wings! Yipee, after struggling with my 2 piece foil for over a year, I am back to mostly positive results. The two similar wings I made are working very well. I have a 580 and a 800 and they are quite similar. Previously I was making 500 cm2 wings . The bigger sizes are...
by tahoedirk
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Big wings
Replies: 20
Views: 4642

Re: Big wings

So far I have only put the 1300 through any paces, and mostly on a windsurfer barely powered on a kids 3m sail. It works well but I only have limited time and patience for tuning. My 11 yr old daughter could get it to lift off every time she tried last session!! yeah I'm proud. This bigger wing seem...
by tahoedirk
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Pigmenting epoxy
Replies: 5
Views: 2487

Re: Pigmenting epoxy

powderized street chalk, construction snap line chalk, pigmented mica powders all work very well. UV resistance is an issue for lighter and brighter colors
by tahoedirk
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Boogie
Replies: 11
Views: 3967

Re: Boogie

So the boogie board wasn't quite strong enough just in front of the Tuttle box. I took my skilsaw and cut the board lengthwise down both sides of the box. Next I filled the kerf with a couple layers of 20 oz uni (my favorite). That did the trick! Riding a strapless boogie board is a novelty indeed. ...
by tahoedirk
Thu May 31, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Best way to make a prototype
Replies: 20
Views: 12111

Re: Best way to make a prototype

If you are riding your own homebuilt hydrofoil you are probably an expert! I don't agree with all your points Plum , but someone asked for your input. Good job throwing it out there, all legit if you ask me! stab on the bottom for huge jumps? sure . 1/3 , 2/3 isn't as important as aoa or the stab it...
by tahoedirk
Thu May 17, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Another home build
Replies: 20
Views: 6600

Re: Another home build

oh, ow! I missed that
Do what you love as long as possible
RIP brother
by tahoedirk
Wed May 16, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Another home build
Replies: 20
Views: 6600

Re: Another home build

wow 19! So many thoughtful aspects and good looks too
A year sounds about right if you have another job.
keep it below 30 mph and enjoy your success!
Thanks for sharing
by tahoedirk
Tue May 01, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Boogie
Replies: 11
Views: 3967

Re: Boogie

Thanks Tom Yes you got it , the nose rocker was easy to preserve in the bag with a couple bricks Sadly this board is not ready! I mounted a long foil and it is not even close to stiff enough just in front of the box. I should have spent a lot more time putting stringers directly attached to the tutt...
by tahoedirk
Tue May 01, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: T-Tails on 50 and 70 cm masts
Replies: 9
Views: 5030

Re: T-Tails on 50 and 70 cm masts

Thanks for sharing your findings Lightandfrost Those are some very specific, legitimate observations. It is so hard to find people sharing these hard won findings. Usually there is some second year know it all to shoot you down from the comfort of their laptop Keep up the good work and please keep s...

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