Author Topic: Foil Repair  (Read 46 times)

ixd704

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Foil Repair
« on: October 05, 2017, 07:37:29 AM »
Hi folks,

I am a new Rave owner.  I bought a Rave with a missing starboard foil (torn off by a rock).  I have a few questions:
Has anyone fixed one of these? 
Is there a source for the extrusion? 
Has anyone replaced all of the foils and daggers with carbon ones (I am thinking this might be the easiest solution)?
Has anyone made different sets of foils for different wind conditions (light winds higher lift, but lower top speed)?

Thanks,
Ian

Erwin / Hydrosail

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Re: Foil Repair
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2017, 01:19:47 AM »
We stock many original Rave parts in Europe, including new and used foils. If you can't source the foil in the US, let me know and I will check cost of shipping one from Europe to the US. A slightly bend foil can be straightened, but there is no way to repair a broken foil. Even if you manage to get a solid weld (hard to do on this type of aluminum), then the weld will prevent the foil to slide up and down the foil box.