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Thanks all.  I appreciate your time to respond.

One question... I will want to regularly change wings on my foil, and it will be easier to remove the wings for transport and storage.

So on those bolts, should I just use grease?  It sounds like tef-gel is quite sticky and not suited for repeated disassembly?

Nuh stick (pardon the pun) with tefgel, just don't put much on, you only need a little bit.
Try not to drop the bolts in sand and you will be fine.
I'm swapping wings and fuses all the time.

The people that complain about tefgel are usually the ones that have spent a fortune on another brand of carbon foil and are trying to justify their purchase, it's really not that bad if you go easy.
Pono Bill's idea of using a mascara brush sounds like a good idea actually, I might try that one.
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Thanks all.  I appreciate your time to respond.

One question... I will want to regularly change wings on my foil, and it will be easier to remove the wings for transport and storage.

So on those bolts, should I just use grease?  It sounds like tef-gel is quite sticky and not suited for repeated disassembly?
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Classifieds / Fanatic Sky Wing Foilboard 5'0"x 24" , 75L
« Last post by kitesurferro on Today at 05:37:09 AM »
Fanatic Sky Wing Foilboard 5'0"x 24" , 75L
Board is used in good working condition, no dings, cracks scratches or repairs except couple of deck pad chips on the corners and a bubble on the bottom of the board ( a tad of delamination that can be fixed see photo ) none of which affects the performance of the board. Local pick up in MD or buyer pays shipping.
Asking $715 obo
shugarescu@hotmail.com
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Is it best to have neutral foot pressure when wing foiling?  Would there be any advantage to having more weight on a particular foot?  What is your preference?

Right now I have my mast set at the KD balance point. My weight on each foot is more or less equal and the foil feels very stable. Should I expect this to change as I become more advanced?

I'm just flatwater foiling. Not jumping or surfing. Specs are below.
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Don't waste your time with grease or other home remedies. Tef-Gel is the only way to go.

Put it everywhere that metal touches metal. Take the foil apart every six months just to check on it. Re-coat where needed.

Unlike grease, Tef-Gel is extremely sticky which helps prevent screws from coming loose. Two ounces is a lifetime supply.

https://www.amazon.com/Tef-Gel-TG-02-Anti-seize-Anyi-gull-Lubricant/dp/B00CEF65T4?pd_rd_w=lNaPA&content-id=amzn1.sym.bc622850-a717-4d94-96c3-7cc183488298&pf_rd_p=bc622850-a717-4d94-96c3-7cc183488298&pf_rd_r=CAP7QHT1YAMW86EYXKBX&pd_rd_wg=XoGQt&pd_rd_r=79e6a3f3-d945-44ad-af73-64e664e819b0&pd_rd_i=B00CEF65T4&psc=1&ref_=pd_bap_d_rp_16_t

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Tefgel as said above, formulated to break electrical current i think.
It is electrolysis that kills the alu.
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I grease all my connections, not just the screws. Vaseline works great and stops corrosion on not just the screw threads but the whole connection area. Yes, you may occasionally need to tighten the screws but thatís only once every few sessions. I rarely disassemble my foil, just a quick external rinse when I get home. Never had any corrosion.
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Sessions / Re: Some room to play
« Last post by surfinJ on Today at 12:09:17 AM »
Thanks for all the supportive comments. So happy to share my stoke.

You are right Bean, the spot filled up for sure as the day progressed. As the summer deepens it will get rarer but the visitors deserve some fun as well.

Thanks Creek, you are THE inspiration.

Thanks DuskPatrol, it is humbling to think of you at work taking time to view my vid. But stoked to hear it spread some grind relief.

Thanks NightWing. I have a series of cutaways, 7 8 & 9inch that I fin up my longboard with.  I picked them up in Santa Cruz CA and the are designed by an ex longboard champ? surfer named Wingnut. I love how the narrow base keeps them loose while the hatchet tip holds no matter how hard I lean into a turn.

And surfercook, thanks for the poem, very cool.  That board you showed has a fun shape. Back in the day I had in the daily board mix a 5-10 LocalMotion twin fin and a
10í GreekEliminator 1960ís noserider. I definitely enjoy having a large volume difference between my short and long boards.


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I have been working on boats all my life and there is nothing like Tefgel. Other things like grease will work but bolts can vibrate loose with grease. There used to be other products but they don't exist anymore.
 For the price you are paying for your foil gear it's not worth risking a bolt getting corroded and stuck or vibrating loose because it was greased.
 I have pulled things apart years later that were bolted in with Tefgel that look like they were bolted down yesterday.
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Tefgel. I have a 2 ounce container that I've owned for probably ten years. It's still full though I use it all the time. I apply it with a mascara brush. A tiny amount lasts for months or even years. Stainless wants to gall when screwed into stainless or aluminum. Tefgel eliminates that. Get TefGel and stop paying attention to the issue entirely.
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