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    Senior Member Reflex's Avatar
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    Bags for Foils

    I have a Neil Pryde RS Flight AL foil. I want a bag to protect it when I transport in my van. I've seen NP sell a bag

    https://www.24-7boardsports.com/neil...RoC-d0QAvD_BwE



    Also found what I assume is a similar solution using original foam packaging;


    http://www.windsurfing33.com/forum/v...c.php?p=785953



    However I just want to unbolt the mast from the foil assembly and not take it completely to bits each time I use it.

    Two neoprene slip cases was what I had in mind. Any info gratefully received.

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    I wonder if you've just spotted a gap in the market?

    Order a custom?

    http://www.whasup.co.uk/
    Eeeh 'tis grim dahn Sarf.

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    Thanks! I will drop them a line

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    I have a NP alu foil and a AFS-2. I made a cover for my AFS-2 out of a old wetsuit. Although I did sew it a bit it was easily done -

    A wetsuit leg is about the right size to cover the foils mast, simply slide it on from the top like a giant sock. I used a sleeve to make the cover for the front wing and rear wing. for the fuselage I just clip on one of those rdm mast/nose protectors but a bit of pipe insulation would do equally well. It might not be prity but my foil is happy with its own wetsuit.

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    I have the AL foil and I was thinking of getting a bag. However I have used the foil for about 10 sessions now and wouldn't keep it assembled for more than a week after use to avoid bolts seizing. At the moment I assemble the foil before a session and will travel with it assembled, however once it's used (mainly at the weekend) I completely dis-assemble, rinse joints and bolts and also occasionally spray silicon lube onto the joints/bolts. After my first few sessions I was surprised how much sand flushes through the joins and accumulates and how quickly corrosion kicks in. I suspect if you kept the foil assembled and in use for more than a month or so, you may find it difficult or impossible to undo the bolts.

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    I believe the bolts for the NP alu are titanium which have a reputation of seizing because of the nature of titanium as opposed to corrosion. Bikes that use ti bolts have the same issues so there are various brands of special Ti anti seize grease. I bought some and it has helped a lot. I don't take mine near any sand though as sand on grease would be a bad combination.

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    I disassemble mine fully, slot it into the foam thing it was delivered in and keep that in a padded speaker stand bag - which fits perfectly. http://www.terralec.co.uk/flight_cas...11499_12c.html

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