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Electric Hydrofoil Surfboard

Post by Selym » Wed May 25, 2022 3:53 pm

These look like a lot of fun!

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Re: Electric Hydrofoil Surfboard

Post by deepcdvr » Wed May 25, 2022 7:56 pm

I don’t know about embedding, but that is. Badass!!
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Re: Electric Hydrofoil Surfboard

Post by Captdave » Wed May 25, 2022 9:23 pm

That looks like a lot of fun


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Re: Electric Hydrofoil Surfboard

Post by Ryeguy » Thu May 26, 2022 3:30 am

That does look like fun. I wonder how much those things cost.

I have an electric skateboard that seems to have a similar concept. There is a battery pack under the deck, a small motor in the truck, and a small Bluetooth controller you hold in your hand. It’ll go about 6 miles on a charge and rolls at a pretty decent clip. It’s actually pretty fun to buzz around the neighborhood on it.

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Re: Electric Hydrofoil Surfboard

Post by Selym » Thu May 26, 2022 8:50 am

Ryeguy wrote:
Thu May 26, 2022 3:30 am
That does look like fun. I wonder how much those things cost.
Wow! They're >$10,000 Lift Foils
Ryeguy wrote:
Thu May 26, 2022 3:30 am
I have an electric skateboard that seems to have a similar concept. There is a battery pack under the deck, a small motor in the truck, and a small Bluetooth controller you hold in your hand. It’ll go about 6 miles on a charge and rolls at a pretty decent clip. It’s actually pretty fun to buzz around the neighborhood on it.
That sounds like fun. I have a long board, but pushing gets tedious, especially against the wind. Seems like it's always windy where I live. I see a lot of folks riding One Wheels around here.

Here's what it looks like out of the water.

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Re: Electric Hydrofoil Surfboard

Post by Ryeguy » Thu May 26, 2022 9:27 am

Selym wrote:
Thu May 26, 2022 8:50 am
Ryeguy wrote:
Thu May 26, 2022 3:30 am
That does look like fun. I wonder how much those things cost.
Wow! They're >$10,000 Lift Foils
Ryeguy wrote:
Thu May 26, 2022 3:30 am
I have an electric skateboard that seems to have a similar concept. There is a battery pack under the deck, a small motor in the truck, and a small Bluetooth controller you hold in your hand. It’ll go about 6 miles on a charge and rolls at a pretty decent clip. It’s actually pretty fun to buzz around the neighborhood on it.
That sounds like fun. I have a long board, but pushing gets tedious, especially against the wind. Seems like it's always windy where I live. I see a lot of folks riding One Wheels around here.

Here's what it looks like out of the water.

Image
Just a little Google research suggests that electric hydrofoil surfboard is a $5k - $10K toy. Too rich for my blood. I'll stick to my regular old surfboard.

My electric skateboard is a long board design as well. They are actually relatively cheap - maybe $200 - $250.

They are a lot of fun to use and I like getting the some funny looks from strangers as I roll up a hill with zero pushing and sipping on a cup of coffee. The Bluetooth throttle control is pretty small and pretty much unnoticeable when held in your hand.

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Re: Electric Hydrofoil Surfboard

Post by Selym » Thu May 26, 2022 10:00 am

Ryeguy wrote:
Thu May 26, 2022 9:27 am
My electric skateboard is a long board design as well. They are actually relatively cheap - maybe $200 - $250.

They are a lot of fun to use and I like getting the some funny looks from strangers as I roll up a hill with zero pushing and sipping on a cup of coffee. The Bluetooth throttle control is pretty small and pretty much unnoticeable when held in your hand.
Can you coast, or does it go into braking as soon as you close the throttle?

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Re: Electric Hydrofoil Surfboard

Post by Ryeguy » Thu May 26, 2022 10:10 am

Selym wrote:
Thu May 26, 2022 10:00 am
Ryeguy wrote:
Thu May 26, 2022 9:27 am
My electric skateboard is a long board design as well. They are actually relatively cheap - maybe $200 - $250.

They are a lot of fun to use and I like getting the some funny looks from strangers as I roll up a hill with zero pushing and sipping on a cup of coffee. The Bluetooth throttle control is pretty small and pretty much unnoticeable when held in your hand.
Can you coast, or does it go into braking as soon as you close the throttle?
You can coast. With zero throttle it will free wheel. It also has reverse, so going down a steep hill you can use some gentle reverse to control your speed.

You can kick it too, if you'd like, just like a regular skateboard if you run out of battery.

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Re: Electric Hydrofoil Surfboard

Post by Captdave » Thu May 26, 2022 12:54 pm

Selym wrote:
Ryeguy wrote:
Thu May 26, 2022 3:30 am
That does look like fun. I wonder how much those things cost.
Wow! They're >$10,000 Lift Foils
Ryeguy wrote:
Thu May 26, 2022 3:30 am
I have an electric skateboard that seems to have a similar concept. There is a battery pack under the deck, a small motor in the truck, and a small Bluetooth controller you hold in your hand. It’ll go about 6 miles on a charge and rolls at a pretty decent clip. It’s actually pretty fun to buzz around the neighborhood on it.
That sounds like fun. I have a long board, but pushing gets tedious, especially against the wind. Seems like it's always windy where I live. I see a lot of folks riding One Wheels around here.

Here's what it looks like out of the water.

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That thing has a pretty good draft compared to its length. Next thing you’ll start seeing those motors on sailboat skegs.


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Re: Electric Hydrofoil Surfboard

Post by Selym » Thu May 26, 2022 2:04 pm

Captdave wrote:
Thu May 26, 2022 12:54 pm
Next thing you’ll start seeing those motors on sailboat skegs.
That's a great idea! Much cleaner design than having an outboard clamped to the transom.

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Re: Electric Hydrofoil Surfboard

Post by Captdave » Thu May 26, 2022 5:39 pm

Selym wrote:
Captdave wrote:
Thu May 26, 2022 12:54 pm
Next thing you’ll start seeing those motors on sailboat skegs.
That's a great idea! Much cleaner design than having an outboard clamped to the transom.
Will make it harder for me to tell if they’re under sail or power…Image


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Re: Electric Hydrofoil Surfboard

Post by Ryeguy » Thu May 26, 2022 5:58 pm

Captdave wrote:
Thu May 26, 2022 5:39 pm
Selym wrote:
Captdave wrote:
Thu May 26, 2022 12:54 pm
Next thing you’ll start seeing those motors on sailboat skegs.
That's a great idea! Much cleaner design than having an outboard clamped to the transom.
Will make it harder for me to tell if they’re under sail or power…Image


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That’s exactly what I was thinking!

I guess we can now just assume they are under power and just plow on through! :shock: :lol:

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Re: Electric Hydrofoil Surfboard

Post by Captdave » Thu May 26, 2022 7:15 pm

Ryeguy wrote:
Captdave wrote:
Thu May 26, 2022 5:39 pm
Selym wrote:
Captdave wrote:
Thu May 26, 2022 12:54 pm
Next thing you’ll start seeing those motors on sailboat skegs.
That's a great idea! Much cleaner design than having an outboard clamped to the transom.
Will make it harder for me to tell if they’re under sail or power…Image


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That’s exactly what I was thinking!

I guess we can now just assume they are under power and just plow on through! :shock: :lol:
As long as they’re in a TSS


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Re: Electric Hydrofoil Surfboard

Post by Ryeguy » Fri May 27, 2022 3:56 am

Captdave wrote:
Thu May 26, 2022 7:15 pm
Ryeguy wrote:
Captdave wrote:
Thu May 26, 2022 5:39 pm
Selym wrote:
Captdave wrote:
Thu May 26, 2022 12:54 pm
Next thing you’ll start seeing those motors on sailboat skegs.
That's a great idea! Much cleaner design than having an outboard clamped to the transom.
Will make it harder for me to tell if they’re under sail or power…Image


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That’s exactly what I was thinking!

I guess we can now just assume they are under power and just plow on through! :shock: :lol:
As long as they’re in a TSS


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My challenges are more in dealing with narrow channels and people who have no clue paddling around in kayaks and SUPs.

I’m not hating on kayaks or SUPs (I own both), but we have a rental business near my marina and I’ve seen folks paddle right in front of a boat that is traveling in a very narrow channel with no ability to maneuver. Maybe they have been instructed on the “rules of the road” by the rental staff, but most seem to have limited ability to adhere to them.

Add to that we just got one of those “Freedom Boat Clubs” up the river putting a lot of novice boaters on the water and you’ve got the equivalent of a high school parking lot outside my dock.

I’m kinda shocked there hasn’t been a boat versus kayak or SUP accident yet. There have been many close calls and if God forbid it happens, the results would not be pretty.

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Re: Electric Hydrofoil Surfboard

Post by Captdave » Fri May 27, 2022 3:46 pm

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