Author Topic: Tuttle Plate Adapter Aluminum vs Carbon Weight  (Read 2601 times)

Beasho

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Re: Tuttle Plate Adapter Aluminum vs Carbon Weight
« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2019, 06:07:41 AM »
That Carbon plate adapter was so good it ripped the bottom of my board off.

I am DONE with dual tracks. This installation lasted 5 sessions.

At least with a Tuttle you HOPE the board designer put the box all the way through to the other deck.  In truth I have had 3 complete Tuttle failures including cracking the female Tuttle box half way through the box e.g. bowed out the tuttle from the middle and cracked it.

Then again in big enough conditions NOTHING WITH HOLD and there is a lot of surface area on these rigs.

Kudos to Blueplanet and Robert Stehlik. 

My Easy Foiler is the only board I have not broken of 4 total boards.   2 of my 3 other boards have had multiple box failures. 

This emphasizes the need for multiple back-ups.  The motto 1 is Zero and 2 is 1 holds true.  This applies to body parts as well. 
« Last Edit: July 01, 2019, 06:18:21 AM by Beasho »

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Re: Tuttle Plate Adapter Aluminum vs Carbon Weight
« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2019, 06:12:58 AM »
Whoops!  I have had 5 total foil boards.

I forgot about the Ghetto foil.  The boxes on this board didn't fail because the plate was attached to 1 X 36" Pressure Treated Plywood.

This system will hold with the "Dual Track" method. 

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Re: Tuttle Plate Adapter Aluminum vs Carbon Weight
« Reply #17 on: July 02, 2019, 05:36:50 PM »
I just bought a tuttle adapter that Foil Mount.com makes, its 650 grams. I have not used it on account the mounting holes for the tuttle are slotted for some reason. Doesn't look like enough meat there to make a solid connection. Gonna get the GoFoil one......

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Re: Tuttle Plate Adapter Aluminum vs Carbon Weight
« Reply #18 on: July 04, 2019, 09:17:57 PM »
Beasho,
Have you seen how the tracks are mounted on the Foilsupmachines.com website? His design looks pretty bulletproof.

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Re: Tuttle Plate Adapter Aluminum vs Carbon Weight
« Reply #19 on: July 10, 2019, 06:43:58 PM »
Here is the link to DW's site.

Nice to find a picture of MY FIRST BROKEN FOIL BOX on his site.

These dual tracks look promising but MAN what a lot of work.

https://www.supsurfmachines.com/ 
« Last Edit: July 10, 2019, 06:57:19 PM by Beasho »

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Re: Tuttle Plate Adapter Aluminum vs Carbon Weight
« Reply #20 on: July 11, 2019, 08:29:00 AM »
A lot less work than doing it twice. And actually, in effect, DW is turning the tracks into Tuttles. If I install another one I'll do this, it actually doesn't look like too much effort--but nothing ever does until I get into it.

So far, my tracks have stayed put, but they have a lot of reinforcement, added a lot of weight, and don't get used in the kind of waves you foil in. I'm surfing baby waves mostly. Anything even slightly big has been with a Tuttle, not by design, that's just what I've got.
« Last Edit: July 11, 2019, 08:30:48 AM by PonoBill »
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Re: Tuttle Plate Adapter Aluminum vs Carbon Weight
« Reply #21 on: July 11, 2019, 10:32:41 AM »
Hi Beasho,
Good to hear the 6'6 Easy Foiler is still going strong.  As you know I put heavy use on that board for almost a year before selling it to you.  We improved the layup of our Foil Strongbox to make it lighter without giving up strength and we will have these in stock at the end of July. I think it's the strongest way to install both a Tuttle and plate mount into a board, you might want to replace the failed track with the foil strongbox.
« Last Edit: July 11, 2019, 10:34:18 AM by blueplanetsurf »
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