Built to Travel
The Bolt On Kit combines the classic design of the Standard Foil with the portability of removable wings. Although hydrofoils are sleek and nimble in the water, they are an awkward shape to transport from your house to the beach. Having the ability to remove the wings makes packing much easier. Already epoxied into the fuselage, are five high end metal inserts. The wings also have solid epoxy areas for the bolts to pass through. Glass this kit just like any other and then carefully drill the inserts open. Finally, line up the wings and drill holes for the bolts. A few extra minutes or drilling results in a much more portable foil!
- 5 stainless metal inserts already installed
- 5 stainless M5 bolts. (choice of countersunk or pan head)
- All parts 100% ready to fiberglass
- Includes all five parts
- 5 stainless bolts (choice of pan head or countersunk)
- Basic glassing instructions
Pan Head bolts are the easiest to instal. An ordinary drill bit is all that is needed. Pan head bolts are more forgiving with inaccuracies in drilling alignment.
Countersunk bolts sit flush with the wing surface. A countersunk drill bit is needed and this method is less forgiving with drilling inaccuracies.
Please note that at the cruising speeds of this foil there is no perceptible difference between pan head bolts and countersunk.
A close up of the inserts epoxied into the fuselage. (white specs are small air bubbles that disappear after glassing)