So I have been taking forever to get my build going! I started in April 2017 at the same time Pacificmeister did, but a number of things have got in the way and as a result it is not close to completion yet! I have decided however that I will start documenting it here as well so that some can see what I have done.
I decided to to go a different parts route to what seems to be the standard for the DIY builds.
Battery: 8S - 12S (depending on what config I like and can handle)
Power Meter: Banggood 150A (may leave it off)
ESC: Hobbyking Yep 120A (I know its a gamble, but figure why not if I add better heatsinks)
Motor: SSS 5684 750Kv (capable of a max of 8Kw)
Gearbox: Torqeedo 1008 (Made by Neugart and seems to have a ratio around 8:1)
Board: Old windsurfer (cut and adapted)
Foil Mast: Slingshot Hoverglide (I pulled the plastic inserts out)
Foil Fuselage and Wings: Unifoil Kite Foil (friends have ridden it and loved it and I got a deal)
Here are some pics of the drive unit:
I have sealed the drive unit and tested it (not in water) and all seems good. I now need to shorten the mast a bit (I got the 35 inch one) and laminate the board and compartments (this is holding me up as the UK is not hot enough and I dont have a space to work in). Hopefully I will have finished up in the next month or two