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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:46 am 
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I wish Hobie would make a foiling kit for the TI. There are already lots like this for Lasers: https://foilsz.com/
Stick a foil in each mirage drive well and a foiling rudder on the back and let’s see what the TI can really do!

What do you think guys? Maybe Hobie’s got a skunkworks-like project working on this idea already :)

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:09 pm 
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Been there and done that with the Hobie Trifoiler. Foils are too dangerous I think. Especially if you are not tucked down in a cockpit. You could get tossed off the boat... so we won't go there again. Even the most modern foiling boats crash hard.

https://youtu.be/L1MnPadNmJI?t=64

https://youtu.be/wpBkJp4cwrI?t=5

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:53 am 
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I like my TI just the way it is. You might look into a Windrider Rave if you are interested in a small rotomolded foiling trimaran. Wear a helmet.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:07 pm 
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Oh yeah! I posted this on April 1st 2011:

mmiller wrote:
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Brendan out testing the TI foiler this week. It's been warm and windy here in Southern California. Perfect conditions!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:54 am 
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Agree with Matt, good image too!

Has anyone else noticed a sudden surge of speed when reaching? I can sometimes
get a lift of 1 to 2 knots and I suspect that it is due to air bubbles sucked into the laminar flow under the main hull. You feel a definite push from the seat and things get a bit ‘wobbly’ -good nautical phrase from Cornwall.

TI configuration to achieve this for me:

My clothed weight 90kgs
Using aft seat
Front and rear drive plugs installed
Both self bailers open
Beam reach, boat speed above 5kts
Small choppy sea

Thinking of installing a simple low-drag hose Venturi from the front drive socket, running across the width of the wetted hull section. However this year I observed a gps speed of 10.6 knots for a few wonderful minutes whilst rounding Lands End so maybe I shouldn’t mess with anything


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:13 am 
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mmiller wrote:
Been there and done that with the Hobie Trifoiler. Foils are too dangerous I think. Especially if you are not tucked down in a cockpit. You could get tossed off the boat... so we won't go there again. Even the most modern foiling boats crash hard.


Hi Matt, there are People developing by far easier to foil vessels than the (at its time great) trifoiler.
https://youtu.be/RDN7sc8LTn4
https://youtu.be/-Rnq6xn8TKM
or even
https://youtu.be/LLsvlXXybII


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:50 am 
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Not as safe as the TriFoiler though and it was super easy. I just don't think foiling on most boats is safe for the masses.

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