Greetings Efoil builders!
I’ve been lurking here for a couple of years. I started a new foil zone login linked with my youtube channel just recently. I spent the fall building my own version of an E-Foil board using a Cedar strip and fiberglass method used for Kayak and Canoe building. I painstakingly documented the whole process and just posted my first two videos on the build with the following links:
I look forward to constructive criticism on the build and guidance in selecting the propulsion system and battery components in time to launch the board this spring. I am offering the challenge to the group to suggest the safest and least complicated build components for a true beginner to E-foiling with basic cruising performance and ride time of up to 20-30 minutes.
Question: Is the Maytech E-Foil kit a legitimate option? (motor/ prop/ waterproof ESC/ remote for around $1200) If this setup is truly plug and play, I would consider the cost worth it to simplify build time and engineering.
I extend my sincere thanks to you all well in advance for your help and good advice.
Yes I am in Colorado! I’m just down the road in Boulder. I must have overlooked your build on the forum. It never occurred to me that there might be another local builder doing this. It looks like your setup has been very successful. Your Schrader valve idea is BRILLIANT! I figured I would have to wait until spring to try to test the water tightness of the board, or at least find someone with a really big hot tub!
Where do you ride??
I’ve been riding on byod and beodecker. Currently beodecker is open enough and was going to ride yesterday but had an issue that I had to skip it. Going to try and go back on the next warm day I think.
Got to try and lift foil on boulder res early last year, but apparently he got talked to and you need a powerboat permit to efoil there…
I had to register my efoil with the state as a boat last year so I could keep riding byod.
Looking forward to checking out your efoil at some point!
I’m inspired that you are out riding in January! I have a ski boat on the Boulder Res. They are extremely restrictive. I was aware that at least one person had an efoil out there but I never saw it. They hardly let anyone out on the res this year due to COVID. Registering the foil as a boat makes sense, its just a bit of a hassle.
I would really love to check out your foil setup if you would have the time. I need to start making decisions on hardware and seeing a completed build in person would help a lot.
Thanks in advance
The board alone is about 21.5 lbs or 9.75 kg. I don’t really know what to compare it to, but I’m sure its a bit heavy compared to a carbon board. I built it large. It’s a full five and a half feet, similar to a lift “cruiser” board.
Yeah I guess my ride on boulder was probably 2 years ago now, I know it was pre-covid because I heard the lake got locked down pretty good.
Yeah would be happy to get together at some point, maybe when the water starts to open up again. My tries at beodecker were unsuccessful, the wind blew in the ice at the launch and didn’t want to do a big hike to get to open water.