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Water inside fuselage (cloud IX carbon fuselage)

Postby Mikkelza » Sat Jul 31, 2021 8:38 pm

Dear kiteforum, hydrofoil section.

I find that my (carbon) fuselage have some water inside.
The brand is cloud IX, but I guess it is similar to liquid force fuselage that comes with e.g. the Impulse foil.
It is not much water. I hear when I shake the fuselage, and some come out if I let the fuselage standing vertically after use.

Please help me:
- will this damage the fuselage?
- ayn one who knows the type of fuselage? Can it be fixed?

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Re: Water inside fuselage (cloud IX carbon fuselage)

Postby Johnnyrotten204 » Mon Aug 02, 2021 10:25 pm

My Impulse/C9 front wing and fuselage leak. I tried to reseal the wing leading edge and was successful, but it's leaking through the bolt holes as well and I didn't want to epoxy the bolt in place so I just let it go... I noticed the same thing as you on the fuselage, but just let it be as well. It's the forward nose cone seal most likely.

It's more weight for the setup, but nobody rides LF for the weight anyhow. I ride my LF setup because I don't feel too bad riding in sketchy locations. If it fails, it fails... Left it alone for around 100 sessions or so without issue so far

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Re: Water inside fuselage (cloud IX carbon fuselage)

Postby Mikkelza » Fri Aug 06, 2021 12:52 pm

Johnnyrotten204 wrote:
Mon Aug 02, 2021 10:25 pm
My Impulse/C9 front wing and fuselage leak. I tried to reseal the wing leading edge and was successful, but it's leaking through the bolt holes as well and I didn't want to epoxy the bolt in place so I just let it go... I noticed the same thing as you on the fuselage, but just let it be as well. It's the forward nose cone seal most likely.

It's more weight for the setup, but nobody rides LF for the weight anyhow. I ride my LF setup because I don't feel too bad riding in sketchy locations. If it fails, it fails... Left it alone for around 100 sessions or so without issue so far
Thanks, Johnnyrotten204. Great answer and useful for me. (Luckely) my wings do not leak (although the bolt holes start to look a little 'weak'). Only the fuselage leak.

The LF Impulse/Cloud S24 wing is a great shape, though.

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Re: Water inside fuselage (cloud IX carbon fuselage)

Postby purdyd » Fri Aug 06, 2021 9:47 pm

I’d contact cloud ix. they are really solid guys.

info@cloud9surffoils.com

https://cloud9surffoils.com/pages/contact-us


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