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Foil rails Perth?

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Created by Gazuki A week ago, 11 Oct 2017
Gazuki
WA, 546 posts
11 Oct 2017 1:25PM
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Hey Guys, sorry for the numerous questions, just weighing up options.

Does anyone in Perth know who would install foil rails into a board?

Livit
WA, 327 posts
12 Oct 2017 10:28AM
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Gazuki said..
Hey Guys, sorry for the numerous questions, just weighing up options.

Does anyone in Perth know who would install foil rails into a board?


Man Over Board does it on SUP so he can certainly do it on a surfboard. Rails themselves are $25 each if you go for Chinook mast track. US fin box are usually around $10-15 each.
The pro will be charging $200 to 250 to do it.

Doesn't have to be tracks though, if you you know where to position the foil, threaded inserts or bolt through are also suitable options.

Either way, it is not a difficult job for the handyman.

Gazuki
WA, 546 posts
12 Oct 2017 1:01PM
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Hey thanks mate.

The only reason I was going for tracks is because I've never foiled and have never connected the foil to the board so I'm assuming there is going to be a lot of adjustments.

Thanks again bud, ill give them a bell.

Livit
WA, 327 posts
12 Oct 2017 2:38PM
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Gazuki said..
Hey thanks mate.

The only reason I was going for tracks is because I've never foiled and have never connected the foil to the board so I'm assuming there is going to be a lot of adjustments.

Thanks again bud, ill give them a bell.


Different positioning is more about the type of foil that you are getting. If you already have one, you should be able to get positioning from the manufacturer.

I usually build my boards with tracks but I found that I never adjust it so fixed inserts would just work fine too.

jamesperth
WA, 474 posts
12 Oct 2017 7:53PM
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Yep - I can help. pm or Email me

tightlines
WA, 3032 posts
12 Oct 2017 9:08PM
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I'm getting a board (SUP) fitted up ATM.
If it works out ok a kiteboard will be next.
Im sure heaps of board repairers/makers would do it, it's question of price and workmanship.

Piros
QLD, 4794 posts
13 Oct 2017 3:30PM
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Best measure for mast mount is 21" to back of mast to the tail of the Sup board. If you have it too far forward the tail hits the water when you pump. If it's a short board 12 to 13 " . With the tracks you can slide it fore and aft for learning . Slide it back to learn.

Man0verBoard
WA, 625 posts
Friday , 20 Oct 2017 9:27PM
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Gazuki said..
Hey Guys, sorry for the numerous questions, just weighing up options.

Does anyone in Perth know who would install foil rails into a board?


Hi Gazuki,

I can install whatever you need into any suitable board. It's a popular request I'm getting these days so I'm set up for Kiteboards, windsurf, SUP and surfboards.

My my details are in my profile if you'd like any work done or advice.

Cheers,
Adam














Plummet
3924 posts
Saturday , 21 Oct 2017 2:08AM
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Mast to foot strap spacings is the critical part. Foot strap position in changes depending on foil type, rear wing aoa, your skill level, the type of riding you do and personal preference.

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