Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

Mast angle ahead of fuselage

Forum for hydrofoil builders.


User avatar
lovethepirk
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 516
Joined: Sun May 10, 2015 7:04 am
Kiting since: 2015
Style: Boosting lit up and overpowered
Gear: 16m NRG, 14m NRG, 12m Switchblade, 10m NRG, 145x43 Tronic, 160x41 Glide, Delta Race Hydrofoil w/ Slingshot Space Pickle Board
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Naples, FL

Mast angle ahead of fuselage

Postby lovethepirk » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:55 am

I've seen this on some hydrofoils and wondering what the thought is. Is this to overcome the issue with the angle of the rocker on the tail end? I'm thinking if the rocker is basically a 2 degree angle towards the back the mast needs to be angled similar to adjust for this.

Image

TomW
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 2050
Joined: Wed Oct 05, 2005 6:43 pm
Kiting since: 2001
Local Beach: Vejbystrand, Habo Ljung, Lomma
Gear: TW Surfboards 5-0
TW Surfboards hydrofoil board 135
Moses Fluente 548/550/590/330/325
North Mono 7, 9, 12
Core XR3 12m
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Sweden

Re: Mast angle ahead of fuselage

Postby TomW » Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:18 pm

The moses fuselage is parallel to the plate surface. The mast plate is offset forward compared to fuselage mast connection. In other words, the mast Leading edge is not perpendicular to the mast plate surface or the fuselage.

This may lead you to position the mast plate further forward.

Why they do this is not clear to me.


Return to “Hydrofoil Builders”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron