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Topic:eeee...foiled...again :) | Category: Fishing Talk

itsaboat 2 months ago
#6640

I met a young man today in Wagga riding one of these things...and all I can say is I WANT ONE !!!

Of course, I pinned him down and demanded some answers

Basically if you want one, you have to build it your self. But he told me that it is expected for the first commercially produced ones to be on the market this Christmas. He said you can buy them on line now, but they cost about $15,000 (Aus). But he made his for about $700.

I should have asked his name, oh well...He got a second hand surf board on ebay for $100 and the foils direct from China for $200. He used a 3D printer to make the motor housing. He is using a 700Wh battery bank (@ 50 volts) which is about (actually it is exactly) 14Ah. He gets 20 to 30 minutes run time. He said he is building a new battery box with 2000Wh battery bank (40Ah). His motor is from an RC airplane with a small 3 fin boat prop.

He told me for all the help and info just google "efoil builders"...so I did and found this - http://efoil.builders/latest

I am going to assume that this is the site he was talking about.

I am already designing a 2 seater with 2 motors. I reckon I could put a 24 volt solar panel "wing" out the back. A 2 seat purpose built fishing efoil !!....Like it is not going to happen !!!

Anyway, the best way to show what I am talking about is to see it...I just picked this vid at random. But you can search Youtube for "efoil" to see more. Check it out.

Seems like the Youtube insert thingy is not working for me so try this - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KlgDDTDIwQ

(don't worry Mark, I have poor internet ATM. I will try again tomorrow)

itsaboat mate...Life is just a boat and then ya marry one !
JewCraze 2 months ago
#6642

Oh that is so awesome! Thanks for sharing itsaboat!