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by Lev737
Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Tips for drilling a board
Replies: 9
Views: 1646

Re: Tips for drilling a board

Drilled new holes in a Moses T20 board for bigger foilplate. Bought a massive nylon stick 25 mm. Cut for pices in lenghts as the board thickness. Drilled Four holes new holes in the board and epoxy laminated the four nylon plugs into the board. Drilled holes for the platescrews in the nylon plugs. ...
by Lev737
Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Hydrofoil board layup
Replies: 16
Views: 4794

Re: Hydrofoil board layup

I managed to break my HF board due to XPS delamination and planning to make a new one with EPS core as it bonds better with epoxy. I want the rails to be bulletproof as I tend to hit it with my harness hook before waterstarts. Should I use UD carbon fibre or kevlar tape? The layup would be 2x160g g...
by Lev737
Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Mast Building Method
Replies: 89
Views: 15570

Re: Mast Building Method

HI Lev, thanks for sharing. One thing tho, the easiest method for the mast 'stringers' is just buy them :) The carbon rod or even a square tube is way more cheaper than investing significant time and effort in building it. That is, IF is possible to buy cheap. If you're planning to build a mast wit...
by Lev737
Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Mast Building Method
Replies: 89
Views: 15570

Re: Mast Building Method

Hi!
Here is my future plan building the mast.
Regards
by Lev737
Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Wood hydrofoil-no sharp edges
Replies: 0
Views: 1341

Wood hydrofoil-no sharp edges

Hi!
Just built another cheap pine wood core with 600 mm long mast.
No sharp edges.
Materials are:
wood, 4 oz F/G, 6 oz twill carbon...
Regards :jump:
by Lev737
Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Use vacuum storage bags for vac bagging
Replies: 1
Views: 1494

Re: Use vacuum storage bags for vac bagging

HI!
The best vacuum bagging material is here:
http://www.cstsales.com/vacuum_bag.html
and bag seals
http://www.cstsales.com/vacuum_bag_seal.html
Regards :jump:
by Lev737
Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Hot wiring wanna bee
Replies: 6
Views: 1814

Re: Hot wiring wanna bee

Hi!
The best hot wire foam cutting is explained here:
http://booksandmag.com/arts-entertainme ... -easy.html
My own attempt is to cut Clark Y airfoil is on the picture.
Regards :jump:
by Lev737
Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Mast Building Method
Replies: 89
Views: 15570

Re: Mast Building Method

Hi!
You could create beams (or stringers) just cutting shaped foam or wood core in 2 or 3 pcs, and create your stringers wrapping the pieces with F/G or carbon.
I did build my board with the foam core and my wings with the wood core using this method- and it works well...
by Lev737
Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Mast Building Method
Replies: 89
Views: 15570

Re: Mast Building Method

Hi!You could create beams (or stringers) just cutting shaped foam or wood core in 2 or 3 pcs, and create your stringers wrapping the peices with carbon.
I did build my board with the foam core and my wings with the wood core using this method- and it works well...
by Lev737
Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Wing profile for stabilizer
Replies: 7
Views: 2437

Re: Wing profile for stabilizer


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