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I like the thread. Thanks.  Just my 2 cents. Whenever I stick wood in a board i will soak it or coat it in a Wood Preservative or Wood Hardener, forget what its actually called. It comes in a screw top yellow can and is basically polystyrene melted into acetone. It easily soaks deeply into wood and makes the wood impervious to water ingress. As far as weight, it is negligible. A light sanding will assure a good bond with epoxy or Gorilla Glue.

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Foil SUP / Re: Another revelation about the Barricuda style Kalama board!
« on: November 14, 2022, 04:21:35 AM »
OK, yes that makes good sense thanks for that. What conclusions have you come to wrt volume? Im guessing theres no point in being too corky. What do you think?
definitely need to match your weight to volume of board. I weigh 150 lbs and ride a 112-114 L board. The lower it sits in water the more stable you will be.  My deck sits about 1/2" above waters surface.

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Foil SUP / Re: Another revelation about the Barricuda style Kalama board!
« on: November 11, 2022, 05:00:13 AM »
My 20" wide 8 footer is as stable as my 25" wide , 6' 3" downwinder board.  Narrower boards are less effected by undulating sea surface and the righting moment and leverage of foil rig has a greater influence on narrower boards.

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Foil SUP / Re: Downwind Foil Videos
« on: November 11, 2022, 04:55:07 AM »
Maine SUP downwindah!
Technical issues !LOL!

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Foil SUP / Re: Downwind Foil Videos
« on: November 09, 2022, 09:30:09 AM »
Maine SUP downwindah!

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Foil SUP / Re: Another revelation about the Barricuda style Kalama board!
« on: October 26, 2022, 05:57:10 AM »
I think the correct volume is very important. I weigh 150 lbs and my board volume is 114L.  Too much volume and the board will sit too high in the water and become more unstable.  My deck floats just above (1/2" or so) the water's surface when I'm standing on it. Of course, with enough deck recessing this instability could be mitigated while going for extra volume but I do not like the idea of a deck which sheds water slowly.

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Prone Foiling, Surf foiling, Pump Foiling / AXIS PNG 1300
« on: October 18, 2022, 05:43:08 AM »
I had been doing a lot of dock starting using the Axis PNG 1150. Great to learn on and easy .  Recently started using a PNG 1300 and loving it. So much faster than the 1150 and I can cover far more ground than the 1150 before failure, which is usually around or just over a minute. The 1300 just seems easier.  I'm really not interested in time spent pumping.  I'm far more interested in the quality of the ride and the range of speed(slow, as well as fast). Any one else out there preferring the 1300 over the 1150 and even the 1310. Also have had some great SUP downwinding sessions on the 1300. I switch to the HPS 1050 and ART 1099 as conditions grow.

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Foil SUP / Re: Another revelation about the Barricuda style Kalama board!
« on: October 18, 2022, 05:34:21 AM »
Here is my initial take on bevels.     
       Yes, they are beneficial and better than having a vertically sided board for the following reasons.
1)  As the board initially picks up speed it rises slightly out of the water therefore making the board even more narrow, decreasing hull drag further.
2)  The beveled sides throw water away from board during the pumping/slapping phase of the take off. I further flare out the rear bevel to enhance the the deflection of water away from the tail.
3)  The bevels may help to deflect energy from chop and keep from pushing the board around  versus a vertical wall which would be more directly affected by chop.
4)  In addition, keeping the hard chines going as far forward as possible helps to enhance the release of water from the nose during that pumping/slapping phase. This may help to reduce drag at take off. I do not find the board any more difficult to handle in relation to tracking on take off.
5)  In addition, these narrow boards again are far more stable than they would appear.  Less edge leverage provides greater stabilizing influence of the foil and mast producing a platform that does not roll side to side as much as a wider board. The extra length provides increased pitch stability.

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Classifieds / For sale- Axis PNG 1150
« on: October 12, 2022, 05:49:10 AM »
Used, good condition. Minor scratches/dings. All repaired. Great for learning;  dock starting, winging, SUPů.
Asking $550
Located in Maine, USA

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Foil SUP / Re: Another revelation about the Barricuda style Kalama board!
« on: October 04, 2022, 08:28:17 AM »
I was never good at pics.,

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Foil SUP / Re: Another revelation about the Barricuda style Kalama board!
« on: October 04, 2022, 08:25:05 AM »
Board pics, I hope?

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Foil SUP / Re: Another revelation about the Barricuda style Kalama board!
« on: October 04, 2022, 08:20:01 AM »
Peter, I'm very impressed with your build. Planning to build one myself. Would a wave piercing bow help the design, and are bevels really necessary on a board only 20 inches wide?

The narrower hull created with bevels allows less surface area touching the water during touchdowns and lessens surface drag.  Very much an important part of overall design.

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If you use any type of wood, first soak it in Wood Preservative/Wood hardener, forget the exact name. Yellow metal can, in Painting section of Lowes or Home Depot.  Its basically styrene foam dissolved in acetone. make your own.  Its super low viscosity and will penetrate deep into wood so water will not if breaks occur. Give it a surface sanding prior to bonding to epoxy resin.

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Classifieds / Re: Wingfoil Stuff For Sale:
« on: September 22, 2022, 11:27:17 AM »
I thought that the cnski name looked familiar.  I once bought two wings from him and this guy is legit. Not sure what the delay in messaging is all about but he has since contacted me and, yes, the items he has for sale are legit.  Learned a big lesson in all of this. I will definitely never post private info again.

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Classifieds / Re: Wingfoil Stuff For Sale:
« on: September 22, 2022, 07:53:39 AM »
I came close to getting scammed but stopped payment very shortly after reading your posts. Thanks all for the heads up.  I just cant understand why cnski never responded to our requests if this post was legit. All this leaves me very concerned about any future purchases off of this forum.  The guys name who hacked the system is Ricardo Morales. Anybody know him?

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