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by jakemoore
Tue Jun 22, 2021 6:54 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Fuselage corrosion
Replies: 27
Views: 1737

Re: Fuselage corrosion

[quote="Floating A new product used in the intended manner ... replaced it at no cost. Ever notice a new car has a smell? What do you suppose that is? Is it a defect, a feature, or just a phenomenon? What do you suppose it does for our sperm count? Anodized aluminum is porous. Whatever they use in t...
by jakemoore
Mon Jun 21, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Fuselage corrosion
Replies: 27
Views: 1737

Re: Fuselage corrosion

it shouldn't happen. Why wouldn't it? https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Scanning-electron-microscopy-SEM-images-of-machined-a-and-anodized-b-titanium_fig1_234087898 https://mvascientificconsultants.com/tem-analysis-testing-services-lab/anodized-aluminum https://www.researchgate.net/figure/SEM-mic...
by jakemoore
Mon Jun 21, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Fuselage corrosion
Replies: 27
Views: 1737

Re: Fuselage corrosion

Grease could ball up if there is a change in contact angle if the surface chemistry of the metal changes on exposure to salt water. Precipitation of a deposit is another possibility for example a Calcium Carbonate or another Calcium salt. It may be that there is a salt left over from anodization bat...
by jakemoore
Sun Jun 20, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Question about anemometers
Replies: 25
Views: 3358

Re: Question about anemometers

For kitesurf and windsurf the meter should be accurate in the 5-10 knot ranges and that is going to show minimum starting wind conditions. A lot of wind meters are really worthless below 10 knots and we see huge variation in people claiming low wind success. Windmeter should should also be accurate ...
by jakemoore
Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: foil kite problem
Replies: 12
Views: 696

Re: foil kite problem

If you do have a wing tip wrapped, yanking repeatedly on that side may help to untangle it. Best thing is to get it in the air even if tangled and then yanking on one or the other steering line may help. Also backstalling through the power zone and releasing may help as well since you'll get more a...
by jakemoore
Wed Jun 16, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Helmets for kitesurfing and the bucketing and drag myth
Replies: 84
Views: 3257

Re: Helmets for kitesurfing and the bucketing and drag myth.

Very little is known about surf, kitesurfing and CTE. What is known is that surfers and water-skiers have a high rate of concussion and that is concerning. Every day we learn more about repetitive head trauma and its not good. Heres a water skiier who believes a friend has early CTE due to waterski ...
by jakemoore
Tue Jun 15, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: foil kite problem
Replies: 12
Views: 696

Re: foil kite problem

Spend a good 10 hours flying the kite on land in light wind. Learn to loop it. Learn where the limits in the wind window are that the kite will fall. In particular if it is too low and at the edge it will fall. Get in the habit of always keeping the kite moving. Once you are back on the water have a...
by jakemoore
Sat Jun 12, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Prone Surf Foil that uses Pro Box
Replies: 4
Views: 274

Re: Prone Surf Foil that uses Pro Box

Project Cedrus might open up some options for you
by jakemoore
Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: cork drawer liner surfboard traction pad
Replies: 6
Views: 354

Re: cork drawer liner surfboard traction pad

Weld wood contact cement
by jakemoore
Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: cork drawer liner surfboard traction pad
Replies: 6
Views: 354

Re: cork drawer liner surfboard traction pad

It can be wonderful. The adhesive lined cork squares and hex marketed for coaster crafts do not last. I believe the adhesive is part of the problem. Some of the corks are cork composite. For example you can sometimes see the roll from the side and you can see two layers 1mm bonded to make a 2mm thic...

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