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Re: Ghostwhisper adapter plate

Postby BWD » Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:19 am

Thickness should be enough to be stiff and hold the hardware, probably 8-9mm.
And/or skinned with a few carbon layers to make sure it’s stiff enough.

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Re: Ghostwhisper adapter plate

Postby trod27 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:33 pm

You guys have been supper helpful. Leaning towards aluminum adapter plate because it is cheaper than G10.
Or drilling holes in the foil base? IS this stupid. Anybody know tricks for drilling in carbon fiber? or take to machine shop?

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Re: Ghostwhisper adapter plate

Postby airsurfer » Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:52 pm

I have a Newind split Chiodi I drilled my carbon mast base with regular cordless drill no issues foil and board still going strong. The hardest thing for me is getting hole plugs to stay in when used in surfboard mode.

align the mast on the board use a pencil to mark the center of the holes on your base. make small pilot holes at center then use larger bit carbon take a while. so go slow and. steady carbon dust is nasty so do it outside use a brush to clean area. when bit tip gets to the other side stop then drill out the other side to avoid splintering.

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Re: Ghostwhisper adapter plate

Postby airsurfer » Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:54 pm

airsurfer wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:52 pm
I have a Newind split Chiodi I drilled my carbon mast base with regular cordless drill no issues foil and board still going strong. The hardest thing for me is getting hole plugs to stay in when used in surfboard mode.

align the mast on the board use a pencil to mark the center of the holes on your base. make small pilot holes at center then use larger bit. Carbon takes a while. so go slow and. steady carbon dust is nasty so do it outside use a brush to clean area. when bit tip gets to the other side stop then drill out the other side to avoid splintering.

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Re: Ghostwhisper adapter plate

Postby trod27 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:22 pm

Thanks. Did you use any coolant? water? I assume no. Like you said go slow. Like the tip about coming in from both sides.

Next question is how does the geometry of the foil to board work. I have only flown the hoverglide foil. I have heard the GW will require a different position of feet. I think I will foil the GW on the hoverglide board to see where its happy spot is on the track. Make sense? or am I overthinking it?
I don't use footstraps. I do use a hook only so I can get up. So that should help that I can move my feet

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Re: Ghostwhisper adapter plate

Postby airsurfer » Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:36 pm

no water or coolent used just use a good bit. you should be fine with foil position as is you might need to shift your rear foot back especially coming from hover glide which has much more lift and front foot pressure. see photo below I'm using 2 foot hooks.
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Re: Ghostwhisper adapter plate

Postby trod27 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:53 am

thanks bro. love the photo. I was worried about my Newind being to nice to jump, but I might rethink that...

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Re: Ghostwhisper adapter plate

Postby airsurfer » Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:51 am

trod27 wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:53 am
thanks bro. love the photo. I was worried about my Newind being to nice to jump, but I might rethink that...
don't worry my Newind has travelled all over and been ridden hard with only minor issues that I was able to fix myself. it's a rare board that's fun as a surfboard and foil board. I mainly ride it as a surfboard these days and it's fun and strong for strapless jumping and has decent flex for wave riding

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Re: Ghostwhisper adapter plate

Postby Da Yoda » Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:43 am

Could this work? I can't tell the full bolt dimensions by looking at your pick.
http://www.moseshydrofoil.com/adattator ... ses-mhw030

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Re: Ghostwhisper adapter plate

Postby trod27 » Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:59 am

Da
Good find. I did not see that on Moses site, but it looks like it would not work. Hard to tell. But looks like it is for Track to smaller foil. My GW has the large base and the board has the small bolt pattern.
I am pretty comfortable drilling base as long as I take it slow.
Thanks all for help


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