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surfcowboy

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Re: Foamie foil board
« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2020, 08:00:35 PM »
Thanks man. I am a Zoner project lol. Any skills I get I have to credit to you all.

Whatís the best guess on how far to locate the foil from tail? Iím assuming 18Ē-24Ē. Sound right?

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Re: Foamie foil board
« Reply #16 on: September 09, 2020, 08:48:14 PM »
Ok, so Iíve cut my plate out for the bottom of the wavestorm (foilstorm?) My T-nuts just came from Amazon. Iíve copied the position for the mount from the Gong Carter and adjusted for the extra 6Ē of length.

I chose to prototype it out of sande plywood and will layer three layers of 5mm with glass and resin for the test. Iíll duct tape it on, wax the top of the tape on the deck, and get Hdip to meet me and test pilot it. He doesnít know this yet btw. Donít tell him.

If it works, Iíll maybe make one out of divinycell and carbon, or just keep the weird plywood and glass one.

The plate is full bottom width so the tape has a straight pull from the deck for strength. Itís 32Ē long. If I make one out of foam I might cheat it a few more inches, put traction on the top and use it for dock starts and behind a boat when itís not taped on and once I can surf a shorter foil board.

But this crazy idea is underway on my bench.

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Re: Foamie foil board
« Reply #17 on: September 09, 2020, 09:24:08 PM »

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Re: Foamie foil board
« Reply #18 on: September 10, 2020, 12:26:59 AM »
I went down this rabbit hole back when In 2018 when I was kitefoiling. I used this sushi board that wasnít be used in my garage. I put and aluminum plate on the top and one on the bottom. Bolted my foil plate through both plates and board. I used it kite foiling but it was a little flexy for my taste. I may revisit this board as a prone foilboard. Will need to make a longer aluminum plate to help with the board flex. Carbon would be better but not in my budget. I have pics. But unable to resize them at the moment.

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Re: Foamie foil board
« Reply #19 on: September 10, 2020, 08:15:18 AM »
Classic GIF, Hdip. my wife asked, ďwhat are you laughing at?Ē

The Gong HIPE inspired me. I figure with the board stringers and the glass/ply plate under my stance I should prevent most flex.

Long term we will see what to do. Not sure if I donít just want to make a hybrid board if this works or stay with the weird plate on foamie. If the drag and weight donít completely destroy the surfing of the board I might use the plastic fin anchors and 3m marine sealant to put it on. But this is a fun project either way. Iím trying to keep the soft top as soft as I can and avoid too much hardware.

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Re: Foamie foil board
« Reply #20 on: September 10, 2020, 08:22:01 AM »
I bought the carbon foil plate to do something similar. I've been working hard on the wiring for Fritz, my stupid Moho project, but with all the smoke in the air for the next few days working outside is probably kind of dumb. So maybe I'll jump on this and breathe resin fumes instead.
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