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by Sailrepair
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Foiling
Topic: 2018 JP 135 Hydrofoil & Slingshot Foil Combo?
Replies: 29
Views: 988

Re: 2018 JP 135 Hydrofoil & Slingshot Foil Combo?

Being close to the bottom does effect things. Near here they started to run a new fast ferry but because there was only 6' of water under its flat bottom it created a displacement wave that washed people off the shore. So now it has to go slow until it is out in deeper water. or to put it more scien...
by Sailrepair
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Foiling
Topic: 2018 JP 135 Hydrofoil & Slingshot Foil Combo?
Replies: 29
Views: 988

Re: 2018 JP 135 Hydrofoil & Slingshot Foil Combo?

Think of your board as a seesaw with the pivot under the front straps. the bigger (heavier) the rig the further back you need to bring your mast foot to balance the board. I have nearly gone foiling on Loch Morlich but every time the wind has completely changed buy the time I have rigged up. I know ...
by Sailrepair
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Foiling
Topic: 2018 JP 135 Hydrofoil & Slingshot Foil Combo?
Replies: 29
Views: 988

Re: 2018 JP 135 Hydrofoil & Slingshot Foil Combo?

I have had it when using a naish foil but I think that was when over foiling. I quite like overfoiling and seeing how far I can skim on the top but the naish went sideways.

I guess the more low aspect the wing the more likely it is to do it.
by Sailrepair
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Foiling
Topic: Slingshot 10mm Bolt conversion
Replies: 3
Views: 100

Re: Slingshot 10mm Bolt conversion

Interesting. I have been foiling a few years and never bent a M6 bolt. Bending a bolt would suggest the foil head can rotate in the tuttle box, I wouldn't have thought it could, maybe I'm wrong. The Pryde powerbox foil heads come with a 8mm drill bit with its own handle so it looks like a "T" shaped...
by Sailrepair
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Foiling
Topic: the future of rigs for foiling
Replies: 14
Views: 448

Re: the future of rigs for foiling

I think we can forget about wingfoils, just get yourself a umberella. Heavy guys can use a golf umbrella or one of those big green fishing umbrellas for light wind days.
https://youtu.be/YdTjr_5JE4k
by Sailrepair
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Foiling
Topic: the future of rigs for foiling
Replies: 14
Views: 448

Re: the future of rigs for foiling

Anyone had any thoughts on changing sail battens to change the character of their sails? Presumably good quality rectangular battens would stiffen the leech and provoke a more draft forward profile. Stiffer battens might also be heavier so you might find that the sail would "wag it's head" more whe...
by Sailrepair
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's wrong with windsurfing?
Replies: 64
Views: 3741

Re: What's wrong with windsurfing?

For four years some of my hire out sups could take a windsurf rigs. They are inflatable boards some people use them here but people often hire them to take away on holiday and I would often say "the board can take a windsurf rig" and not once has anyone asked if they could hire a sail. I know only o...
by Sailrepair
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's wrong with windsurfing?
Replies: 64
Views: 3741

Re: What's wrong with windsurfing?

I sell sups and I hire out Sups and 5 years ago all the brands were thinking the growth of Sup was great and it would lead to people then taking up windsurfing but it just hasn't happened. The people hiring/buying sups generally have a completely different mind set to us windsurfers. They think of S...
by Sailrepair
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's wrong with windsurfing?
Replies: 64
Views: 3741

Re: What's wrong with windsurfing?

Maybe we have to ask why a bunch of guys are sitting at PCs wondering why not many people windsurf. With SUP there are as many women doing it as men you can't say that for windsurfing. So while we question accessibility, cost of kit etc I think we need to think why windsurfing doesn't attract more w...
by Sailrepair
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Foiling
Topic: Deck Pads.
Replies: 4
Views: 235

Re: Deck Pads.

Yes, self adhesive deck pads are tricky. OK on a totaly clean and smooth deck but on other surfaces you are much better using bostik 2402 but then you have the problem you encountered about trying to get the adhesive off. I prefer to use the stuff that is not self adhesive. I have been using my 105 ...