Thank you for all inspiration and sharing! I mean, riding theese things must be insanely fun. But the journey to the finished build is so far most satisfying.
Though I would start posting some stuff here as I am going from just lurking around and hunting parts to actually buiding.
So I get straight to it
Last summer (2016) I did put a electric trolling motor (about 2kW) underneath a cheap Decathlon longboard.
In the process I learned a few things.
- Going forward on a surfboard in total silence is a super awesome and magic feeling!
- I need more power!
- Water sealing is a bitch.
So the next step was to build my own e-foil. I was in the summer of 2016 very much inspired by the initial commercial from Lift. However I was scared off by the price and long waiting time (had some Model3 vibes there). So I decided to build my own machine.
Recently I have mostly been pushed forward by the dedicated and knowledgable people of this forum and my plan is to get in the water in mars/april when the sea is clear of ice here in Stockholm/Sweden.
I am going to build a slightly modified Pacificmeister propulsion unit, Just changed the shaft diameter to 10 mm.
The motor controller is a Trampa VESC 6.4 on a water cooled bed.
The motor is the Well known SSS 56104. Gearbox is a ple40 5:1 from alibaba/china. Good build quality. Lets see how it holds up.
The foil is ordered from China via Alibaba.com (https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/Quaway-Full-Carbon-Foil-Hydrofoil-for_60778922992.html) Still wating for delivery.
The board is going to be handmade by me A lot of work obvoiusly but I am a little sensitive when it comes to the easthetics and a chopped of windsurfer is just to ugly. Also EPS shaping and laminating is fun! The size is going to be 160 x 71 cm and volume about 110 L. Very inspired by the Lift design here. Ha ha.
That is about it for now. Things are taking shape and I will post more stuff here as I move along.