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tarquin

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Wing foil board build
« on: October 17, 2020, 11:04:42 AM »
so going to build a board to learn on. Thanks for the help from people so far for dimensions, volume etc. Its going to be about 6x29. See on the thickness.
 I had some pieces of foam left from some SUPs.
Vac bagged them together with PU glue.
Cut a 30 cm section out of the middle.
 Glued 5mm airex to the sides and top of the middle section.
Made a sled to get a nice flat section on the back half of the board.
Looks like it will go back together!

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Re: Wing foil board build
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2020, 11:07:23 AM »
looks like I need to re-size my photos differently!

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Re: Wing foil board build
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2020, 11:52:22 AM »
Try this size?

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Re: Wing foil board build
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2020, 03:38:53 PM »
Looks good man! I like the idea of the foam stringers. I think your size is right on for learning and more.

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Re: Wing foil board build
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2020, 10:19:58 PM »
Here are the pics again.
« Last Edit: October 17, 2020, 10:41:41 PM by tarquin »

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Re: Wing foil board build
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2020, 11:29:10 PM »
I have tacked it all back together with a little PU glue. The idea is too shape it now. Then break the sides off and wrap the central part separately. What could possibly go wrong?
 I am thinking the PU will stick better to the HD foam and just rip out chunks of EPS where the glue is. I can just fill those areas.
 Maybe I should have shaped it first then cut out the central part. Not much planning just attacked it!
 Is it better to make a template for the outline or just mark the foam and cut it?
« Last Edit: October 18, 2020, 11:38:10 PM by tarquin »

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Re: Wing foil board build
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2020, 11:11:55 PM »
Look what came in the post.

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Re: Wing foil board build
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2020, 06:39:47 AM »
Look what came in the post.

Are you going to reinforce that track box to the TOP deck with high density foam or steel?  I have never trusted Dual Tracks unless I knew DW built them with Dual Chinook extensions that look like Tuttle boxes going to the top deck. 

I had a board with that type of cassette and it lasted 5 sessions before melting down.  And that was on my small wave 6' board that I only rode in the summer on small waves.

Beware, enhance or use a Tuttle box. 

Here is what the replacement looked like 5 hours into the repair.  Not fun on a new board.

You can see the purple foam only goes down ~3" which was to the depth of the crappy 2 track cassette. 

« Last Edit: October 22, 2020, 06:47:04 AM by Beasho »

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Re: Wing foil board build
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2020, 07:24:34 AM »
Those boxes are easy to reinforce. I got 2 scrap pieces of HD foam and put them at the front and back of the boxes and then 2 layers of carbon, 2 of glass and itís bombproof.

 


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