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Sessions / Re: Back on the water
« on: December 04, 2022, 08:12:13 AM »
Got my fastest average speed too! Not sure what was up with my phone. Make sure I take my watch next time

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Sessions / Re: Back on the water
« on: December 04, 2022, 08:08:04 AM »
Back out today for a short paddle. Beautiful area. Might have to look into getting the car ferry over to Giglio one day. Either paddle round the island or down wind back.

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I would say just fill it. Lightly sand the area first to make sure there are no high spots.
 I had problems with wrinkles a few times. I was rushing to get the board in the bag. Doing big SUPs by yourself is stressful.
 I started using a slower epoxy. Take your time and make sure the peel ply is wet out properly and wrapped around the rails. Or it will move and wrinkle in the bag. At that point when the bag starts getting tight open the valve up and slowly increase the pressure pulling the bag tight around the rail. A lighter peel ply is easier to work with and wrap around rails. I asked a friend that does carbon boat construction to come up and help. He gave me a few very helpful tips. I also started using a heavier bag. Less chance of wrinkles.
 It took quite a few messed up boards before I got better at it.
 



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Foil SUP / Re: Something new?
« on: December 03, 2022, 04:21:38 AM »
Lots of studies have been done on Peregrine falcons and how they change shape to go crazy fast. 

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Foil SUP / Re: Something new?
« on: December 02, 2022, 11:08:16 PM »
He wanted to call me Peregrine, after the Peregrine Falcon that changes it's head into a wedge shape to reach crazy speeds.

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Foil SUP / Re: Something new?
« on: December 02, 2022, 11:05:25 PM »
My dad always told me foiling would take over sailing one day. When I was a kid he gave me a model of a trimaran he made. He said what everyone is doing wrong is making the foils too big to get early lift. You want something that goes fast enough to be able to use smaller foils. Only a small difference in boat speed allows you to have much smaller foils.
 He also said once people figure out it works and actually spend money on CFD specifically for foils things will develop very quickly. The elusive 50 knot barrier will become the norm.
 Eventually they will need to figure out how to slow down to be able to tack and gybe.
 The AC boats and some other classes are talking about have some system of being able to slow down.
 He thought foils would eventually become totally computer controlled and you would be able to change the shape. Some sort of second skin that could be inflated and deflated. He also said air brakes, as said above may become a thing on sailboats one day.
 Anyhow I wonder if those paddle glove things would be enough to slow you down. Like a kid flying your hand out the window of a car.

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Prone Foiling, Surf foiling, Pump Foiling / Re: Swim Missiles
« on: December 01, 2022, 02:25:17 PM »
What did the little girl discover?

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Random / West System
« on: November 29, 2022, 11:22:14 PM »

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West Systems is a generalized epoxy formulator and engineering firm (Gougeon Brothers)???
 Pretty sure they invited epoxy. If not made it available to all. Still considered one of the best epoxy resins to date. Don't think they have every changed it.

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The Shape Shack / Re: Foil Madness
« on: November 29, 2022, 12:55:42 PM »
Faster than? So short people are faster than tall people?

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But yes basicall as SUPeter said

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It all depends on what you are doing. The type of wood and thickness. If he is using Meranti and laminating his own "ply" it will be saturated or sealed. That's why I asked why he makes his own. Sometimes a solid piece of wood sealed lightly will be lighter and strong enough. The wood will normally always fail before the glue. Even if you use D4 grade wood glue. ( not sure in USof A).

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Foil SUP / Re: Something new?
« on: November 26, 2022, 06:04:31 AM »
Looks awesome. Not sure how you are actually designing the foils but this might be of interest.
 https://finfoil.io/

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Foil SUP / Re: Something new?
« on: November 26, 2022, 03:15:15 AM »
Don't know of a local, for you, dealer. I guess they would have mentioned it. I live in France.
 As I said they have always been super helpful with me. As you said at least you know you will get good help from them.
 

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Foil SUP / Re: Something new?
« on: November 25, 2022, 11:18:42 PM »
For the life of me I couldn't find those bag clips. I just made my own in the end.
 I actually threw the old oil pump away. I had covered everything in oil mist twice!
 Admin, wondering why you are buying from Easycomposits and not locally? They are super helpful.
 

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