First, pardon the heretical question. I realize that an efoil is not the forum to ask esup (?) questions, but this community seems awesome (after just a couple of days of obsessive lurking).
I bought a very used board off craigslist designed for windsurf foiling (232 x 95cm). Has a pretty solid tuttle (maybe deep tuttle?) port for a fin in the back. But I don’t feel skilled enough to make mods to the board itself to house ESC, batteries, etc. Is having a waterproof box somewhere on the surface of the board even an option? Here’s a pic:
As an incremental step, has anyone looked into a simpler build that is more like a powered SUP? Obviously way less cool than flying, but feels like more beginner friendly both to build and ride. Any thoughts on this? Do you think hydroplaning would be possible without the wing underneath?
It would involve a lot of the same parts, maybe less powerful and cheaper. Thoughts on a good motor and ESC if I want total cost to be sub-$1K?