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by 3InletsWindsports
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Titanium Screws
Replies: 7
Views: 820

Re: Titanium Screws

304 is food grade Stainless
316 is marine grade.
Loose the 304 ASAP
Button head Allen type in 316 are readily available at a decent bolts and fasteners industrial shop.
by 3InletsWindsports
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil
Replies: 671
Views: 148004

Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

I liked your review PF.
Especially the pics
by 3InletsWindsports
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Cabrinha AV8 Full Carbon Race Hydrofoil
Replies: 18
Views: 2490

Re: Cabrinha AV8 Full Carbon Race Hydrofoil

<t>The true spirit of racing is not just in the race but in the preparation and planning and a host of other factors that makes it a race of fitness tactics strategy and intelligence as well as just equipment.<br/> All race classes based on rules declared to “keep down costs” invariably favour the t...
by 3InletsWindsports
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Straightening bent aluminum
Replies: 34
Views: 2137

Re: Straightening bent aluminum

The Alloy used has a lot to do with if it can be saved or not.
I remember my Magura levers on my old KTM would take a heap of bending and straightening
by 3InletsWindsports
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Does Nobile mast fit other foils?
Replies: 19
Views: 1618

Re: Does Nobile mast fit other foils?

Looks like the slingshot is 2” the Nobile 50mm
by 3InletsWindsports
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Straightening bent aluminum
Replies: 34
Views: 2137

Re: Straightening bent aluminum

An engineering shop with a press can sort out most bends but if the bend has already started stress fractures that are only visible to serious crack testing techniques then it will continue to bend crack and break. It’s the luck of the draw if you save it or not but any extra time you get to use it ...
by 3InletsWindsports
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: The Duotone Wing
Replies: 296
Views: 22574

Re: The Duotone wing

I think I have seen pictures of this in Naish and Slingshot graphics.
Maybe some one with the patent is doing the marketing rounds.
Maybe it it self furled back into a boom that morphed into a Sup paddle.
Then Ala click bar it gamechanged back into the wing
by 3InletsWindsports
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Why not more canards ?
Replies: 61
Views: 18065

Re: Why not more canards ?

I’ve been on the XXLW Spitfire for a bit now and for sure it’s fun Kiting with it on 90cm mast. Also using it on Windfoil. Also same foil will be used for Sup and Surf but first I have to learn to do them. Take it as read that going out to try with out knowing how to Sup in waves or paddle into and ...
by 3InletsWindsports
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil
Replies: 671
Views: 148004

Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

A session the other day in on off wind in flat water had me maybe not pumping as such but getting max height on foil then a slow dive that seemed to get plenty of glide I used this in lulls to keep moving and keep line tension. Not much energy expended just a technique. Also used it on some passing ...
by 3InletsWindsports
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Gong single strut kite
Replies: 27
Views: 5573

Re: Gong single strut kite

I like people referring to brands as “off”, as opposed to what? The On brands. And never would I have picked LF as one of the ON brands. But still the smaller OFF brands do have the problem s of designers less dictated to by the probably non existent marketing department. Less lead time between inno...

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