After puzzling over how to cut down my mammoth windsurfer – and getting good advice from several here on this forum – I am now leaning towards a different approach. I have decided cutting my board to final size should be one of the last steps rather than one of the first. Here’s why:
- I need to test for correct basic function and waterproofing of my foil-mounted drive before I worry about actually foiling.
- I also need to sort out any cooling and other electronics issues.
- All these are easier to undertake on a big board that nicely floats me than on a smaller board.
- Any necessary self-rescue when something dies will be far easier on a big board.
Only once all systems check out successfully and prove durable and reliable will I turn my focus to the actual business of cutting the board and getting up in the air.
Note that I am designing my board with a removable and adjustable foil. This makes cutting the board and final placement of the foil much easier.
Does this make sense?