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Anything but really deep gouges can be visually eliminated with light sanding and spraying with matte clear rattle-can spray.

All better. No filler, no body putty, no epoxy, no rubbing compound. All three wings were equally trashed, I did them all in well less than an hour. anyone who knows me realizes I'd never spend more time than that making something pretty.

A second coat of gloss on top of the matte would make them all shiny and new-looking. I didn't bother.

I keep chipping the GoFoil paint on the tips of the front/tail wings. I used to try and cover it with epoxy but have gotten lazy and just rattle them now. Iíve tried a couple of types or rattle paint; epoxy, metal and something else I think. It seems strong but then starts to chip away. Thoughts on why itís not sticking? Iíve tried to lightly sand the areas so the paint sticks but it doesnít seem to make much difference unless I do epoxy.

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Foil SUP / Re: NL Wingtips
« on: November 12, 2020, 12:53:10 PM »
Fascinating stuff.

I remember hearing or seeing people try attaching wake board fins on various parts of the wing.

Has anyone tried putting wing tips like the NL on their high aspect wing?

I think Alex Auguera has. You can see them on his GL in this video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6BWBE9pFrc

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Foil SUP / Re: total geek out post on the GL210
« on: September 29, 2020, 07:04:14 AM »
Hey Jon,

At $20 it seems like one of these contour gauges may make quick work of section acquisition.  If you wanted to get fancy you could also use it to grid the wing which would show wash, etc.


Heh, I have a couple of those tools. I tried to use them to copy the contour of my GoFoil 18W tail so I can design some 3d printed shims. In short, it didn't work that well.

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Foil SUP / Re: Crack developed around a box track
« on: July 26, 2020, 07:48:21 PM »
I avoided to box repairs and installations for years.  The scariest repair to do on a surfboard (worse I think that a full 2 part break and repair).

HOWEVER using Gorilla Glue combined with a spritz of water has changed all that making box installations a snap. 

I watched that video a while ago but I was wondering why you didnít use expanding urethane foam? (Will watch later again) Iím guessing thatís what the Gorilla Glue is? If it is, what density?

Yes - Gorilla Glue with Water Spritz is expanding Eurethane foam.   4 lbs per Cubic Foot.  This is in the Video Thumbnail

 Duh! Thanks! ;D Iíll watch it again once Iím back at a computer tomorrow.

So, 4lb expands pretty far. 8LB Iíve used and itís hard but 16lb should be even harder and a lot less expansion. ? So thatís why I had the lazy idea of drilling around the boxes and filling with the harder foam. Biggest reason (other than lazy) is I wouldnít have to align the boxes. Routing around them and filling could also work. Mostly just busy to start the project. Just learned I now need to repair a roof leak. *SIGH*

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Foil SUP / Re: Crack developed around a box track
« on: July 26, 2020, 02:17:45 PM »
I avoided to box repairs and installations for years.  The scariest repair to do on a surfboard (worse I think that a full 2 part break and repair).

HOWEVER using Gorilla Glue combined with a spritz of water has changed all that making box installations a snap. 


I watched that video a while ago but I was wondering why you didnít use expanding urethane foam? (Will watch later again) Iím guessing thatís what the Gorilla Glue is? If it is, what density? Iíve used (still have some) the 8LB density and itís TOUGH, seems close to PVC foam tough. This stuff sticks to everything, higher density expands less. I was thinking of trying some 16lb density. The place where I got the 8lb says the 16lb would need a hammer to dent: http://uscomposites.com/foam.html Would need to devise something to hold the boxes straight in place.

@PonoBill
This is a crossover board. If I use the stick-on pad, I canít use it as a surfboard. Tried the sucking trick right after the session I noticed it on. Think itís just paint but trackís definitely coming up. I could just cover the tracks and use it as a surfboard. Have plenty of other boards but feel this oneís worth saving. If anything itís just experience working on boards but I still havenít fixed some of the other boards I broke. :D



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Foil SUP / Re: Crack developed around a box track
« on: July 23, 2020, 01:07:01 PM »
Thanks for all the suggestions! I really don't think it's just a paint crack.

I have a RideEngine foil track box that I never used for anything. The reason it was never used? Because I've followed most of the install/fail threads here for years and you guys just dont make it look easy! ;D Well, some make it looks easy but I know it's not. Routing the boxes out and putting in new ones _seems_ like a solution with the least amount of cutting. I guess if that fails I could then try and put the RideEngine box in.

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Foil SUP / Crack developed around a box track
« on: July 21, 2020, 04:29:31 AM »
One of my surfboards has developed a tiny crack at the end of one of the foil tracks. It looks like the plastic box is ready to start pulling out. I caught it early and it's just the paint that's cracked.

I'm wondering what's the best way to go about fixing it. Could I just cut around the plastic fin box, remove it, glue it back in and add some glass layers over the top? Was also thinking just drilling some holes close to that area and injecting 8LB density urathane foam, then a glass layer over the whole thing?

thnx

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Foil SUP / Re: Quick release dual track and pedestal
« on: February 14, 2020, 06:52:38 PM »
Interesting. Iím currently using the Noir Matter quick flight system when bringing the foil on a jet ski. The quick release option is nice but I would still feel more comfortable with a screw. What about using the tail mount slides like this new system and have two standard T nuts in the front? Or maybe even just one.

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Classifieds / Re: WTB: GoFoil Kai Tail (smaller/red one)
« on: December 10, 2019, 11:59:43 AM »
Got one. Thanks!

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Classifieds / WTB: GoFoil Kai Tail (smaller/red one)
« on: December 02, 2019, 08:32:41 PM »
Please let me know how much if you have one to sell.

Thanks!

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Foil SUP / Re: Help chosing a foil
« on: October 23, 2019, 05:42:52 AM »

I foil behind a mastercraft x24, on a lf galaxy board with a slingshot i 84 wing, riding 2nd and 3rd wave back.


The Slingshot Infinity 84 is a 2066cm≤ wing and that's pretty big. You're already familiar with that setup so why not bring it? Seems like you would have one less thing to learn once you're flying. Unless you just want a new toy and I completely understand that.  ;)

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Foil SUP / Re: GoFoil Pedestal Bolt Spacing
« on: October 16, 2019, 05:14:41 AM »
That sounds like a lot of work.

When I say, you could machine, I mean you could bring it to a machine shop :).  Super quick and easy project for them.

 ;D  I guess I should have mentioned that I have a HarborFreight Mini Mill LOL that I've pretty much only used it as a drill press but have tried my hand at "machining" stuff and lets just say it was FAR from mediocre. I think a 3D printer would probably work better for this.

Basically I'm just being cheap on blowing another $300 on a tail wing that I don't need. I'm just interested in what my original wings would feel like with a faster tail. Spending $ at a machine shop to mount some wings that don't fit or might not even work wont help me with my cheapness. 

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Foil SUP / Re: GoFoil Pedestal Bolt Spacing
« on: October 15, 2019, 05:20:25 PM »
If your Moses is under-mount and the holes don't align you could machine a plate that extends just past the end of the GoFoil fuselage and under-mount it there.

That sounds like a lot of work. Just did a quick measurement from a picture based on the bolt head size that Moses uses (M6, ~12mm) and it seems the distance between the two bolts holes on Moses is ~50mm. May not be able to measure my actual wings until next weekend but it definitely looks longer than 30mm.

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Foil SUP / Re: GoFoil Pedestal Bolt Spacing
« on: October 15, 2019, 09:08:19 AM »
I think you mean the tail pedestal.  If they don't match up you could machine a thin adapter plate and use the existing inserts on both wings.  You could also make your adapter adjust fuselage length and rear wing angle :).

Yes, I meant the tail pedestal. I'm wondering if my Moses tail wings would work. They're also two bolt though mount differently. Just something to play with.

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