Wooden mast & foil


#1

What wood would it take to build a mast and a foil, and would anyone sell to me the plans so that it could be built locally ?

Thank you.


#2

Check out https://www.clearwaterfoils.com, that might give you some inspiration. They sell very inexpensive kits. Not very refined but also not expensive.


#3

How much more drag can be expected from a DIY foil? Is it insignificant compared to the drag of having the motor assembly going through the water?


#4

Hello @Filip, I don’t think there is a general answer here. Some people did a great job in doing very refined DIY foils. On the other hand there are some very basic foils out there based on wood or G10. With these foils I would worry more about lift at low speed than drag.


#5

Thanks PB1. Yes I know this site and I really really like the idea but making a few wooden sticks come from the USA to Europe is a bit of a ecological non-sense.

I’d rather purchase the plans and have it made here. I have asked but no answer yet.