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Foil Protection

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Forum Name: Repair & maintenance
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Topic: Foil Protection
Posted By: Chew my RS
Subject: Foil Protection
Date Posted: 14 Dec 05 at 2:10pm

This might be a daft idea (again), but I thought I'd seek opinion anyway.

Has anyone tried covering their foils (or at least the leading edge) with a polyurethane film? This is a bit like the plastic sheets used to laminate paper and is commonly applied to cricket bats to prevent scratching and denting. Cricket, in turn, got the idea from helicopter rotor blades, which are covered in the stuff to prevent damage to the leading edges. It could even be used to cover the underside of hulls to prevent scratching. See 3M's site if you want more info.




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Posted By: les5269
Date Posted: 14 Dec 05 at 9:19pm
Think most classes would probably have a law against this.But I may be wrong.Not sure it would help think it may even slow you down

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Posted By: Black no sugar
Date Posted: 14 Dec 05 at 10:10pm
That could be a good idea for the trailing edge of a Contender centreboard. It's really thin wood and gets easily dented by the trapeze hook, when righting the boat. Hmmmm, it's worth investigating.. 

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Posted By: Wave Rider
Date Posted: 22 Dec 05 at 2:04pm
Most SMOD's ban any thing being added to the c.board in case it stiffens it or add's any advantageous (is that even a word!) properties.

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Posted By: Jack Sparrow
Date Posted: 22 Dec 05 at 5:03pm
Originally posted by Chew my RS


This might be a daft idea (again), but I thought I'd seek opinion
anyway.


Has anyone tried covering their foils (or at least the leading edge) with
a polyurethane film? This is a bit like the plastic sheets used to laminate
paper and is commonly applied to cricket bats to prevent scratching and
denting. Cricket, in turn, got the idea from helicopter rotor blades, which
are covered in the stuff to prevent damage to the leading edges. It could
even be used to cover the underside of hulls to prevent scratching. See
3M's site if you want more info.



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