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F-18 5150

Member Since 08 Apr 2009
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In Topic: New Flying Phantom Essentiel

Yesterday, 11:11 PM

 

Boat is designed to be a foiler or a class legal F-18. Trunks will accept a straight foil, rudders and remove wings and you will be class legal for F18 racing.

????  You Where do you read that on the Essentiel??? I think you confused comments on another project. The Essentiel hull  is not F18 Class legal as it is epoxy / foam core built and will not accept straight boards.

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Only way hull to be hull class legal is to be epoxy / wood core.

 

You need to read well articles before transcripting what you think you understood. An F18 Class legal hull with a convertible dagger case is a project we will do coming months with a known A-Class / F18 builder.

 

Cheers.

 

"In fact this project , the new Phantom 'Essentiel' is basically what we have in mind as plan B for the F18 Scorpion hull, and I even wrote a for the record document some months ago for the F18 Class WC,   not on the foiling per se, but on the ability to fit a 4pt foiling boards setup on a convertible dagger case a la Nacra 15 and epoxy hulls (no carbon) construction to add structural support and longer life and the alternative to use the same platform in floating F18 legal racing mode and foil for fun."


In Topic: New Flying Phantom Essentiel

06 December 2016 - 04:26 AM

 

If I could get a set of foils at a reasonable price, rather than cutting up the Wildcat I would get an old Capricorn and cut in cassets. Would be a cheap folier. if 10kg is the wt difference most of this could be found for minimal cost of a few carbon bits..


Weight means bigger foils which means heavy weight foils which then means higher over all weight, which means a stronger layup, you get the picture.

As to the Capricorn, it's one of the smaller F18 hulls and would make a great foiler conversion but my Capricorn hulls are nearly 54kgs each such is the agricultural build of the F18's ( nothing against AHPC but why economise on weight when the total sum is going to be under class weights ), but you can by them for £4K or less, say 3k on 2 main foils, T foil rudder extensions say .5k and voila one pretty good foiling workhorse. Maybe there is life yet for the F18 class.

 

Go for the new Capricorn F18


In Topic: New Flying Phantom Essentiel

05 December 2016 - 06:28 PM

The Phantom has always been a painted boat. Even the first F18 phantoms were painted.


In Topic: New Flying Phantom Essentiel

03 December 2016 - 09:59 PM

Boat is designed to be a foiler or a class legal F-18. Trunks will accept a straight foil, rudders and remove wings and you will be class legal for F18 racing.