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    Composite Laminating

    I wonder if this will be a topic of interest to some folks. I've recently taken it upon myself to make a hydrofoil kite board, laminating with mainly fiber glass and vacuum bagging the parts . I have to say that I have a new found respect for those who do it and do it well. The project has cost hundreds in materials and and equipment, (vacuum pump, consumables etc) and many hours on YouTube. But still I find it a challenge to get great results. As well as making the hydrofoil I've modified an old Liquid Force surf board by shortening it and dropping in the fin boxes to attach the base plate of the hydrofoil. It has been a long, hard slog but i think I might get the whole thing finished in a couple of weeks!! Any way, I suppose I interested in others experiences with laminating and Vacuum bagging. There is plenty of info on the internet but mostly they talk about 'How To' and very rarely What To Do when the results are not great or need to be improved. The Mast was the first part I vacuumed as it was the simplest shape to do and it came out alright. But the other shapes were a different matter with varying degrees of finish. All parts were 3D routed out of 50mm Paulownia wood.
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    Juan Valdez

    Video Les Hemmes

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    Hi all, selling my Griffin TRX PRO 2013, 14m, kite only. It's been gathering dust so maybe somebody can still use it. It's in good condition. I pumped it today, no leaks. Fabric in good condition, a couple of small patches. It had only little use, I prefer my 10m kite. Price $200 ONO. I'm in Sydney, can post at buyer's expense. Cheers, Marcin

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