Ok so latest update.
The board works really well, and very happy with the build. Just a few changes / upgrades I’ll put in and update the thread. No major changes though. I’m pretty sure I over did the strength of the board, its rock solid!
The main weak link is my ability at the moment
I am running the 2 blade propeller now, and its producing more than enough thrust.
I do have one problem which is annoying but easy enough to fix. The Flier 200a 16s Boat esc is not quite up to the task. It can run the board / motor all ok but after 5-10 mins the thermal protection on the esc is kicking in. So I am going to switch it out for the Flier 320a 16s Boat version.
For the time being I will make do with 10 min rides!
Its interesting actually, the better at riding I get the longer I can ride the undersized (200a) esc for, as its so much more efficient to plane / fly rather than push through the water.
Also I think the 2 blade propeller is helping the efficiency too as I’m sure I got longer rides when I changed over from the 3 blade.
If anyone is interested in the 200a esc, maybe for a double motor set up, kids board or a geared setup maybe?, them message me. Its in the UK so can deliver it quickly in the EU. Otherwise it will go on ebay one the new one arrives
Last ride from the weekend (about the 5th 5-10min ride in total). Sorry for the poor video quality. Its filmed on a friends phone then sent through Whatsapp