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by RichR2
Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Hydrofoil boxwing 3
Replies: 11
Views: 992

Re: Hydrofoil boxwing 3

Truly stunning finish, I love the different weaves you've used and the way you used the interlaced strips of UD. Fantastic craftsmanship. Thanks for sharing.
by RichR2
Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Pocket Board foil attachment method
Replies: 27
Views: 2225

Re: Pocket Board foil attachment method

I should have added, I ride exclusively on the sea
by RichR2
Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Pocket Board foil attachment method
Replies: 27
Views: 2225

Re: Pocket Board foil attachment method

Down under, after what you said about 304 I panicked and went to remove my straps and check my home builds. This one is two and a half years old. Should I worry?
by RichR2
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Pocket Board foil attachment method
Replies: 27
Views: 2225

Re: Pocket Board foil attachment method

https://snowboardmaterials.com/index.ph ... ng-inserts

Also bought from this place in US years ago when they didnt charge the ridiculously high price they do now for shipping.
by RichR2
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Pocket Board foil attachment method
Replies: 27
Views: 2225

Re: Pocket Board foil attachment method

https://www.boardbuildingsupply.eu/shop ... 8.5mm-x-m6

I'm in the uk, and have not found any suppliers there, so had to get them from EU. I tried ordering some last month but no reply so dont know if they're still trading.
by RichR2
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Pocket Board foil attachment method
Replies: 27
Views: 2225

Re: Pocket Board foil attachment method

Yeah, I usually cut a few notches in the plug to help. Also pass a lighter flame lightly over the ABS, as I once read it helps with adhesion...not sure about the science behind that though.
by RichR2
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Pocket Board foil attachment method
Replies: 27
Views: 2225

Re: Pocket Board foil attachment method

Finally, the lightest option. Cut 3cm diameter ABS rod to board thickness length and drill 6mm or 8mm hole depending on your foil mount bolts. Cut out 3cm holes in your blank and use resin and glass bubbles to fix in. Then laminate board with extra cloth patches over the area. When cured drill thoug...
by RichR2
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Pocket Board foil attachment method
Replies: 27
Views: 2225

Re: Pocket Board foil attachment method

Alternatively, install US fin boxes to allow for adjustment. Cut slots for the boxes and use resin and glass bubbles mix to fit. Then fill the box with plasticine or blue tac or wax before laminating the board (add several extra patches of cloth over the boxes. When cured cut through the laminate to...
by RichR2
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Pocket Board foil attachment method
Replies: 27
Views: 2225

Re: Pocket Board foil attachment method

These are snowboard inserts that you could use. Set them in some ABS sheet and use resin and glass bubbles mix to glue into the blank. Then laminate over the top with several layers of additional cloth. When cures drill through laminate to expose hole and thread. The photos show then being used for ...
by RichR2
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Wrapping rails neatly
Replies: 16
Views: 1165

Re: Wrapping rails neatly

Some great advice Tom, thanks.

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