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General Category => The Shape Shack => Topic started by: outcast on July 11, 2019, 06:20:13 PM

Title: FrankenFoil
Post by: outcast on July 11, 2019, 06:20:13 PM
In part spurred on by this forum, and in part as a foil exploration i converted an old kids sup into Frankenfoil.

Design was for mostly wavefoil sailing / sup....The board was just lying around....now my kids just borrow mine, and that board really was never right for them anyway

Too much rocker, but i knew i could paddle it, and up haul it

Title: Re: FrankenFoil
Post by: outcast on July 11, 2019, 06:35:39 PM
I cut off the tail...flattened the rocker, dropped in boxes, and vac wrapped it in carbon
Title: Re: FrankenFoil
Post by: outcast on July 11, 2019, 06:42:48 PM
Like most recycling projects, i saved nothing environmentally,  and new build would have been cheaper lighter and easier...but maybe not as fun...buying one off the rack would have been the smartest play

Design parameters have been met...5'10...wide enough to uphaul , and paddle   I plan for it to be a wind wave thing with 60% sail/30% paddle/10 tow

It did come in heavier than i would prefer, but the kids sup weighed too much to begin with

Title: Re: FrankenFoil
Post by: PonoBill on July 11, 2019, 07:58:18 PM
Buying off the rack give a tiny burst of pleasure that fades faster than a popcorn fart. That's a nice design, well done.

My last "peel off the old glass and make it new" effort is going to wind up guarding the gate at my shop. I like looking at it.
Title: Re: FrankenFoil
Post by: surfcowboy on July 11, 2019, 10:13:13 PM
Backing this 100%. And you canít buy the fun of building crazy projects.
Title: Re: FrankenFoil
Post by: outcast on July 12, 2019, 08:09:28 AM
Thanks guys ..means alot

Kind of took me too long in life to recognize that the willingness to make mistakes and be comfortable with them is a real  asset....

The Tuttle box gave me fits....Not for alignment, but the board at that point is almost 6" thick, so lining up the bolt holes was a pita.  May not do another tuttle, although that's what i usually run...the prebuilt double A boxes look easier

Laying the wedge of divinycell on was first done with spray on 3M 77, but then the sanding started to lift it, so i started over and had to poxy it down.

The  glasswork was easy...I overbuilt with kevlar tape on the rails.

Paint scheme was intended to do the dorsal/ventral fade of our Great whites, with a fishing lure  fluorescent orange tail as a motivator to keep it flying!
Title: Re: FrankenFoil
Post by: FloridaWindSUP on July 30, 2019, 08:51:52 AM
It looks awesome. Does it work?
Title: Re: FrankenFoil
Post by: outcast on July 30, 2019, 09:35:44 AM
Sailing yeah
For Sup, I thought about adding (but did not do) the Kalama forward fin to stabilize paddle yaw

Truthfully, I just want a lighter foil and mast, may move away from slingshot for that reason
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