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Starboard Carbon Foil GT

1,899.00
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Call 01543 505084 to order

Starboard Carbon Foil GT  

The freeride model. This set uses a shorter mast for a lower, easier flight and larger wings for more stability and easier take-off in lighter winds.  5.0-7.5 m2 sails


Mast: Carbon 85cm | Fuselage: Aluminium 75cm | Front Wing: Carbon 800cm2 | Tail Wing: Carbon 330cm2

Carbon foils see an upgrade to the masts from the alloys. Still on a fully modular platform and with the ability to change between wings. These are already PWA winning race foils and are used by many Starboard and non Starboard team riders alike.


Forget weight, forget flex: foil masts have to be stiff and torsionally rigid to achieve controlled flight. The stiffer, the more stable. And the more stable, the more control and more performance the foil delivers. Starboard masts are built in 100% pre-preg carbon, with forty layers of wrapped high-modulus uni-axial, bi-axial and tri-axial Toray carbon hydraulically pressed, heated and fused into one monolithic mast of incredible stiffness.
 
The shape of our mast has also been optimized for flexural and torsional stiffness. Computer-simulated analysis shows the Starboard mast, by virtue of its shape alone, is already up to 52% stiffer than a traditional mast.
Wing Technology

We found G10 wings and glass fibre wings to flex too much, no matter what we tried. Flex reduces control and stability. Since thicker wings would reduce performance, we chose to make all Starboard Wings in 100% pre-preg Toray carbon. Like for the mast, stiffer wings equal controlled and stable flight.

Carbon foils see an upgrade to the masts from the alloys. Still on a fully modular platform and with the ability to change between wings. These are already PWA winning race foils and are used by many Starboard and non Starboard team riders alike.

Fuselage Technology

Aluminium. Why aluminium? A-B testing repeatedly found aluminium fuselages to outperform carbon fuselages in spite of their weight and the extra care needed to avoid corrosion. The longer the fuselage, the more apparent it became: unlike masts or wings that are thin, because of the solid, circular cross-section of a fuselage, not only is an aluminium fuselage stiffer, it is also tougher, stronger and torsionally more rigid. Since added weight is not a disadvantage in foils, possibly even an advantage, we chose 6061 aluminium for the fuselage construction.


Wing Saddles

The key to a good saddle design is width and square, mechanically locking shapes. With a flat and large mating surface that makes the most of the fuselage's width, Starboard's wings bolt-on with ease and allow wings of all shapes and sizes to be fitted. Want to attach your own wings? We supply G10 shimming blocks that allow you to bolt on any wings to the Starboard Modular Foil Platform.


Fuselage Fitting

A super stiff mast, a hyper-rigid fuselage and full carbon wings would all go to waste if the fuselage fitting wasn't up to par. So we designed our own patent-pending fuselage fitting that not only allows for convenient disassembly, it also allows four lateral bolts to crank up the fitting pressure between the mast and the fuselage to the max, enhancing torsional rigidity and creating a single, fused high performance unit. Three Torx bolts on the bottom carry the vertical loads. When the fuselage fitting could be the weakest link in a foil construction, our patent-pending system turns the design equation upside down, making the connection a stronger and stiffer link than had we made a single-piece mast fuselage combination.

 

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Don't hesitate to call us for any advice or to order: 01543 505084
(please note there is a extra delivery charge for the Highlands and UK offshore. Please call us on: 01543 505084 or email us for a delivery quote).
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