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Choosing Correct Custom Mast AdaptorUpdated 8 days ago

Choosing Correct Custom Mast Adaptor



As of Friday the 26th of April 2024, Foil Drive kits now come with a Universal Mast AdaptorContinue reading below if the Universal Mast Adaptor does not work with your mast, and you need a custom adaptor. 

WHAT IS A UNIVERSAL MOTOR POD?

The Universal Mounting Pod paired with the Mast Adaptor is one of the most important parts that allows Foil Drive™ to be retrofitted to a growing range of foil masts. To learn more about the universal mounting pod, click here


HOW DOES IT WORK?

The Mast Adaptor (C & D in the image below) is a two-part attachment which is clamped around your mast (This is why your pod selection is extremely important). Parts A & B are the Universal Mounting Pod which house the adaptor to secure it to your mast!                                                                   

CHOOSING THE CORRECT ADAPTOR

It is imperative that you choose the correct mast adaptor for your mast specification, not just the same brand!

Note: Many foil brands change their mast design from year to year to improve strength or reduce drag. If you purchased your mast some time ago and you are unsure, please check with us at [email protected]


WHAT IF MY MAST IS NOT LISTED?

A. If your mast is on the compatibility chart but not in the drop-down menu on the website, please email [email protected] with the following:

' I would like to order an adaptor that is on the compatibility list but not on the website.
Adaptor Number:

Please let us know if you wish to order additional parts i.e. You also want to order a Universal Mounting Pod and spare bolts. '

We will then create a custom invoice for you. Please also outline if you would like standard or express postage, and ensure you include your postal address for shipping. 

B. If your mast is not listed, we can make a custom mast adaptor. Click here to learn how. 

DOUBLE CHECKING MEASUREMENTS

The two key measurements to ensure you have the right adaptor is to compare the cord length (from trailing edge to leading edge) and the thickness (how wide the mast is). 

Note: Measurements not specifically named "E-foil" are taken 20-25cm below the mounting plate of your mast, this is important for tapered masts.


WHAT TO CONSIDER IF YOU HAVE A TAPERED MAST

Tapered masts measure at 20-25cm below mounting base plate, however, some masts are tapered and may affect what adjustments you have to make to mount your adapter.

Note: If your mast has quite an aggressive taper, please ensure you have measured your mast accurately!

MY ADAPTOR IS SLIGHTLY TOO BIG 

If the adaptor is only slightly bigger than the mast (between 1-3mm), you can add thin layers of electrical tape or insertion rubber to pack it out. 

Be careful not to add too much! We recommend adding one layer at a time.

Watch this video below to learn how to fit your adaptor to different positions on your tapered mast.

CABRINHA FUSION CARBON MAST

If you have a Cabrinha Fusion carbon mast, please watch this video below before ordering your pods. 



To learn more, check out the other articles on our Help Centre which can be found under the 'Support' tab on the website.


As always, if you have any questions, please reach out to us at [email protected]


Happy Foil Driving!

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