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Aluminium Clearwater

Postby IainMacaskill » Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:45 am

Has anyone had a pop at the new Clearwater?

https://www.clearwaterfoils.com/collect ... tefoil-kit

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Re: Aluminium Clearwater

Postby Kykeon » Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:57 am

Looks interesting but I already have a foil...

I see a great potential in offering wings for other brands fuselages, that I would buy!

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Re: Aluminium Clearwater

Postby jumptheshark » Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:29 pm

Interesting. At first I thought this was a bit a an inbetweener option that doesn't make as much sense as a full diy kit, but looking at their site, they have the full range. From all wood, to complete finished foil on offer. Larger wing too.

Wonder what the quality fit and finish is like on the aluminum components.

Their full wood kit is a crazy low price. This offering is also a pretty well priced option. Done really nicely I bet it would be a nice looking foil. Black metal and wood. The more I think about it, the more I like it.

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Re: Aluminium Clearwater

Postby Mossy 757 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:12 pm

jumptheshark wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:29 pm
The more I think about it, the more I like it.
yeah, I like the modular approach here. Build a wing from their template, then mess with it all you want to get it right, or build others from your own template. It's a foiling tinkerer's dream! The most complex part is done for you and all the customization and nitpickiness is DIY.

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Re: Aluminium Clearwater

Postby TomW » Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:14 pm

Pretty smart approach. I wonder if the mast is the same bolt pattern as the slingshot. Anyone know?
That way I could get longer mast locally, avoid shipping cost, and just get a fuselage and build my own wings for the fuselage.

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Re: Aluminium Clearwater

Postby NYKiter » Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:18 am

Wonder how he was able to persuade the Chinese to let him have the masts.....

They seem hell bent on protecting the big players and not selling below 1,000 units in a single purchase...


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