My name is Claudio, I live in Buenos Aires and I sail in the De La Plata river.
I wanted to show you what I built last month, a wooden and epoxy hydrofoil with fiberglass and carbon fiber, all without vacuum. The core is plywood 11 mm except for the fuselage that is a handle of a large hammer.
Last edited by clauditene on Wed May 02, 2018 9:35 pm, edited 1 time in total.
I am learning to ride foil. I only rode it once and I could do a few meters. It was my friends that they have been sailing for quite some time with Mosses and Slingshot, who said that it is slow and vibrates something, but that it is very good to learn . Flat with little speed
I did not even imagine the hard work that was to build it, but I liked doing it, it was worth it.I think the mast lacked carbon = hardness
Solid build. I like the side bolt through mast/fuse. Cunning.
Think about countersinging your bolts on the top plate. Then you wont piss your feet off when moving around the board.
Only thing i dont agree with is the rear wind on the bottom. That means all the force of the water is trying to rear the wing from the bolts. If the wing is on the top then the bolts secure the wing. The water pressure drives the wing into the fuse. Theres less stress on the bolts.