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Shimming stab for mismatched kit

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Created by weebitbreezy 1 month ago, 19 Feb 2020
weebitbreezy
443 posts
19 Feb 2020 8:46PM
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Couldn't answer my question by reading the old threads on shimming so new thread.

I am getting one of those split boards from Nobile for foiling but their foil isn't the best so going to carry on using a different brand one. The balance point for the Nobile foil is further forwards compared to (almost) any other foil on the market so I was trying to work out if by shimming the rear stabiliser, I could shift the centre of balance along the board and continue to use the footstrap holes on the board.

Plummet
4683 posts
20 Feb 2020 12:12AM
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You can shift the foot position by shimming the stab. But that is not the way to do it as you will change the foil performance dramatically by doing so.


Shim the stab for ultimate performance and then set the foot straps to suit. If the current footstrap inserts are in the wrong place either drill in more or get a new board.

airsail
QLD, 400 posts
20 Feb 2020 5:05AM
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Your answer is to shim the mast/fuselage connection, this video explains it

weebitbreezy
443 posts
20 Feb 2020 9:40PM
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airsail said..
Your answer is to shim the mast/fuselage connection, this video explains it


Thats brilliant. Thankyou!

Not looking to change the board as its a split board for travelling with.

natho6026961
WA, 57 posts
23 Feb 2020 8:47PM
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Good info.

I started shimming the rear stab very recently and it allowed me to shift my rear foot back to where I wanted it. I'm not experienced or sensitive enough though to really notice if it performed worse. The foil definitely looks dodge with a washer under the rear stab bolt.

If you shim the mast/fuse connection at the rear, the board will point downward a bit, won't it? I guess it is so little as to not make any difference... I'll give it a crack.

PrfctChaos
WA, 35 posts
24 Feb 2020 7:40AM
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If you then shim the front board/mast connection, you will end up with the whole wing assembly moved back relative to the board, but still level.



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