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Aluminium Clearwater

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:45 am
by IainMacaskill
Has anyone had a pop at the new Clearwater?

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

Re: Aluminium Clearwater

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:57 am
by Kykeon
Looks interesting but I already have a foil...

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

Re: Aluminium Clearwater

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:29 pm
by jumptheshark
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.

Re: Aluminium Clearwater

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:12 pm
by Mossy 757
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.

Re: Aluminium Clearwater

Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:14 pm
by TomW
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.

Re: Aluminium Clearwater

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:18 am
by NYKiter
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...