superlefax wrote:Finally I did my first "surfing" on my brand new machine. I really had to struggle with water leakages in the propulsion system. My 3d printed parts weren't watertight at all. I had to spray them with clear coat and silicon. Everything is fully unscrewable which is a big advantage to find the leakages and to eliminate them.
I think that your board is too small for a beginner. For a beginner, I think the volume and the width of the board must be enough to stand up on the water. It's important, because you must transfer the weight when the speed increase, and it's not possible if you're not on your legs. I think you must also change the angle of the entire mast. The foil must point upwards, in reaction the nose of the board will go down and the stance will be more flat and easier to ride.
If you're planning hollidays in Vendee, Frankreich, let me know!