FoilMount Board Installation
FoilMount Installation Guide Congratulations on your purchase of the FoilMount, a Universal Hydrofoil Track Mounting System! There are a few considerations to take into...
This is a permanent solution to your foil mounting problems. With the FoilMount you can easily install an adjustable track system to just about any board by simply sticking the FoilMount to the board's bottom. Our patent pending system turns ANY board into a hydrofoil board! You can also fix or convert old or broken hydrofoil boards.
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Just prep, peel, stick and press....wait 24hrs to cure and you're ready to hit the water!
Once your FoilMount is installed on your board, you can use the integrated track system to adjust your hydrofoil placement forward and aft.
The 90mm track system used on the FoilMount is industry standard and will work on any track mount foil. Multiple bolt options are included with the package to help interface with most foil base plates.
We use a special 3M adhesive tape specifically designed for polyester and epoxy resin surfaces. This tape was designed specifically for this application and creates a very strong bond when installed properly.
Thanks to the light weight and low profile of the FoilMount, there is minimal drag from it moving through the water. You may be able to "feel" the FoilMount during certain activities but it is minimal.
Removal is possible without damage to the board; it is tricky, however. We suggest you contact us to send your board in to have the FoilMount professionally removed.
Total thickness with adhesive tape is about 10mm or 0.4 inch. This is it's maximum height off the board after install.
FoilMount with T-nuts but no hardware weighs in at 115grams or about 0.25 lbs.
If it makes you feel better you can put a short leash with kite line to from around the mast at the base plate to the rear footstraps or leash hole on your board. The FoilMount will not come off the board, but it is hard to trust it until you actually ride it a bit.
Everything breaks at some point. The failure under extreme stress is usually the board or the T-nuts pulling through the track, but it takes a lot of stress to make that happen. Because you can use this on so many different boards in so many different situations it is hard to say for sure, but in none of our tests has a properly installed FoilMount come off a board. In many cases, if the board is strong the T-nuts will pull through the slots before the board fails…whereby saving the board. In the cases where the board broke first it floated the foil as the mount doesn't come off. We have never broke a FoilMount unintentionally because the design is very strong and reliable, it takes a lot of effort to actually get one to break.