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bert



Joined: 10 Apr 2000
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:13 am    Post subject: foiling hazards Reply with quote

If you are going to foil you'll inevitably encounter some of the hazards; overfoiling and taking the plunge, getting cut by the wing while waterstarting, and running aground in shallow water. Here's one more that caught me by surprise here in the SF Bay waters during one of my sessions at Coyote Point Shocked


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grantmac017



Joined: 04 Aug 2016
Posts: 550

PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Powerplate held up well!
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dllee



Joined: 03 Jul 2009
Posts: 3941
Location: East Bay

PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, and that's single screw.
Ours on day 14, still no dent on bottom of board. Guess the plate spreads the load pretty well. The club Gecko has about 40 days and showing no problems.
We, of course, don't compare with Bert's experience.
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mamero



Joined: 25 Aug 2013
Posts: 352
Location: Vancouver, Canada

PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps your local board shop can order some shark spray in for you. Looks like you could use it.

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andymc4610



Joined: 19 May 2000
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

better that shark is sucking that foil than you toes.
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