Monday 25 May 2009

Custom laser measurement machine to check foil shapes

In house development is continuing with a new laser measurement machine. This laser measures foils and allows us to get accurate data on the fairness of the foils. Foils can then be graphed in a variety of programs to check the fairness and foil shape and compared to the original design. It also allows us to re-design foils around the existing base sections. Proper foil prep is one of the key elements of sailboat racing.