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SurfIC

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Any DIY ideas on creating a carbon boom for a Slick
« on: April 23, 2021, 02:28:55 PM »
I havnt got a broken carbon paddle I can use. Any ideas how to make a cheap carbon mini boom as Duotone one is v. expensive ? It needs to be 129cm long.
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Re: Any DIY ideas on creating a carbon boom for a Slick
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2021, 06:39:55 PM »
KeNalu paddle shaft. I'd use a xTuf(s). They might have climbed in price, but you can buy just the shaft. Shipping might be horrible though.
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Re: Any DIY ideas on creating a carbon boom for a Slick
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2021, 09:01:39 PM »

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Re: Any DIY ideas on creating a carbon boom for a Slick
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2021, 09:02:19 PM »
Try asking at your local board shop, they might have some laying around.

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Re: Any DIY ideas on creating a carbon boom for a Slick
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2021, 11:46:52 PM »
https://shop1.r-g.de/en/art/740908

I think now it will work,scroll down to diameter and lenght you need.

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Re: Any DIY ideas on creating a carbon boom for a Slick
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2021, 02:58:05 AM »
I donít think youíll find anything cheaper than https://www.rockwestcomposites.com/45355 and made in the US. Shipped in a rigid cardboard tube.


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Re: Any DIY ideas on creating a carbon boom for a Slick
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2021, 12:04:23 PM »
I donít think youíll find anything cheaper than https://www.rockwestcomposites.com/45355 and made in the US. Shipped in a rigid cardboard tube.



For me to import the carbon tube (exchange and shipping) will cost nearly as much as the already complete and ready to go Duotone carbon boom made for the Slick.

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Re: Any DIY ideas on creating a carbon boom for a Slick
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2021, 07:05:43 PM »
Hence the price. You can actually make your own. I've done it. It's a stupid lot of work since you won't be making more than one. Step one--make a mandrel--a shaft with a slight taper. Wood is OK, whatever you have handy will work.

Method A. 1. wrap it evenly with several layers of mylar tape from an old VHS cartridge. leave the end of the tape sticking out at one end, secured with a rubber band or tape.
2. Prewet carbon of the appropriate length and enough width to do six full wraps. wrap the carbon onto the shaft as tightly as you can manage.
3. Layer on VHS tape very tightly by having someone turn the mandrel while you tension the tape and wrap it in a tight helix.
4. Let kick. Remove outer tape wrap. pull the inner tape with firm, steady pressure until you get as much of it out as you can. Knock the mandrel out.

Option b: Wrap two layers of prewet fiberglass onto the mandrel. Let kick. slit the fiberglass and remove it from the mandrel. Wrap the glass tube with prewet carbon, do the same tight layering with mylar. Let kick, remove mylar, done.

Yes, that's a stupid amount of work, yes, I'm dumb enough to have done both methods, no I won't help you or do it for you, ever.
Foote 10'4X34", SIC 17.5 V1 hollow and an EPS one in Hood River. Foote 9'0" x 31", L41 8'8", 18' Speedboard, etc. etc.

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Re: Any DIY ideas on creating a carbon boom for a Slick
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2021, 01:23:42 AM »
Right, I'm not going to bother. Now to work out if 250 grams is worth an extra spend of £100 over the Alu boom..

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Re: Any DIY ideas on creating a carbon boom for a Slick
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2021, 07:41:17 AM »
Find a used, cheap carbon SUP paddle. Cut it up.
Foote 10'4X34", SIC 17.5 V1 hollow and an EPS one in Hood River. Foote 9'0" x 31", L41 8'8", 18' Speedboard, etc. etc.

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Re: Any DIY ideas on creating a carbon boom for a Slick
« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2021, 12:56:51 PM »
I just ordered a Slick so the question now is what diameter shaft to go with.

I have 2 potential sacrificial paddles to choose from. A  C4 paddle shaft. That is 1.229" (31mm) in diameter.
Or AXE paddle who's shaft is 1.07" (27mm) diameter which is more standard size, the same as my KeNalu paddle which seems too flexy.

I have zero experience with a boom so no iidea which might be better. I can say I still like my AXE paddle, but not the C4 mainly because it's fiberglass blade only used it to loan out. Any thoughts? Is 31mm too big for the wing's pockets?
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