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Foilmount nightmare

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Created by olyowl 6 months ago, 20 Apr 2020
RAL INN
VIC, 2849 posts
30 Apr 2020 10:11AM
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dafish said..


RAL INN said..
I left my foil and board in about 200mm of water the other day. While I packed up kite. had to dig it out of sand. It has buried till fuselage was about 50mm under sand.
hope you don't have that problem.




Why would you do that? The abrasion and bouncing around isn't the best thing for something as sensitive as a wing and mast. They are expensive too! This doesn't really make sense to me, though you probably have a good reason. I just can't fathom it right now.



I had just enough dry land to put kite on


dafish
NSW, 1491 posts
30 Apr 2020 10:20AM
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RAL INN said..

dafish said..


RAL INN said..
I left my foil and board in about 200mm of water the other day. While I packed up kite. had to dig it out of sand. It has buried till fuselage was about 50mm under sand.
hope you don't have that problem.




Why would you do that? The abrasion and bouncing around isn't the best thing for something as sensitive as a wing and mast. They are expensive too! This doesn't really make sense to me, though you probably have a good reason. I just can't fathom it right now.



I had just enough dry land to put kite on


Well that makes sense.

Dave Whettingsteel
WA, 1377 posts
30 Apr 2020 11:36AM
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Interesting kite design I have to say!

olyowl
WA, 31 posts
2 May 2020 3:06PM
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I have been so over whelmed with the amount of support and advice I have received. It truly has been amazing to see what a great community there is out there and I can't thank you enough.
Picture below is a rough guide to where foil came off. I was directly out from Cooge life saving club. Over to my left the Woodman point dredging plant and over to my right the old power station.
If any one fancy's a mission to head out and look I am free most days at the moment, not much work happening on Rotto at the moment.
thank you all again



olyowl
WA, 31 posts
2 May 2020 3:36PM
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I have also attached a drop pin below which might be more helpful.
maps.google.com?q=-32.1169550,115.7523025&hl=en-AU&gl=au

Samuellae
NSW, 43 posts
5 May 2020 8:18PM
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djdojo said..
Eerrggh! What is this - a good-willed, thoughtful, constructive community or something? I got sick in my mouth just reading all of the above. Can someone please post something sarcastic, dismissive, patronising or just balls-deep offensive before any visiting windsurfers get the impression that we're losing our touch.

(Seriously - amazing helpfulness - carry on.)djdojo

here's a pic of a similar rig you can pine for in the mean time~


MagicMike
WA, 209 posts
16 Sep 2020 1:33PM
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Did you guys have any luck?

cauncy
WA, 7997 posts
16 Sep 2020 8:00PM
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Gazuki said..
Here is my suggestion, and I am serious,..

Whats the point of having a community if we dont come together at a time like this to help out?

My proposal is that if some of us on here, roughly 40 chip in $25 each, old mate could get his foli back? Small price to pay knowing you have made someone a very happy camper.


I'll help with your fundraiser, was it your foil



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