Saw one of the efoil vids on the weekend and fell in love.
Like many others in here I suspect that building one will be stretching my abilities but I’m keen. My problem is that I’m an accountant with little 3D design & manufacture background. And I’m based in Australia so that should test international shipping.
But I’m good with my hands, have a rudimentary understanding of electronics and I’m a quick learner so regardless I’m going to give it a go.
I’ve fired up a heap of things this week & thanks to the efforts of people like pacificmeister I feel like I’ve made some real traction:
- a crash course in Fusion 360. this program rocks!
- an introduction to 3D printers. Never had one but they seem to make sense. Ordered a decent size machine with plenty of PLA so play around with
- spent a HEAP of hours on ebay & amazon ordering all the parts. The lists you guys have built are awesome.
Note that the McMasters seals may not match up on the part numbers anymore (@pacificmeister : do you mind confirming the seal you used still lines up with the product listed at www.mcmaster.com search for 5154T47 as the listing says “Spring-Loaded Rotary Shaft Seal with Wiper Lip, for 5/16” Shaft Diameter, 0.313" ID x 0.750" OD")
and there is no wiring in the lists (I’ll probably be going for some silicon wiring to handle the salt water)
So basically saying thanks! I’ll let you know how I go…