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Old 10-13-2013, 08:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default My mini planer board hobby

Designing planer boards is a hobby I am hooked on and wanted to share my ideas and developments. I sell BulletBobber and DualFin planers that flip direction but realized many folks just want small user friendly planers that can equal the performance of large heavy boards.
Anyhow, I'm testing wings and tails on small custom molded foam planer boards. I had the foam bodies molded in China in 4 sizes. I am drilling the hole and cutting the slot and inserting different shape wings and tails in the slot. I cut the shapes out of a milk jug. The foam bodies I'm testing are 3" long.

This is a close up of P3 pulling a lure larger then itself. The wing kept the attack angle stable at speeds from 0.2 to 2.0 mph. The furl off the keel hits the wing harder the faster you go keeping it stable. Forgive me for struggling to explain how it works, I'm still trying to mechanically rationalize my observations and put them into words!

Here are P3 and P5 planing way out to the side with large lures.

I also figured out how to attach a fin to a BulletBobber

It worked great for trolling from shore by walking and I caught several Bass and many bluegills.

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Old 10-13-2013, 10:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Very cool. I would like to try out a few of them. Let me know the 411 when complete for sale. Simple PM can work

Thanks for sharing
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Check that, I am on your website. Little early this morning
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Old 10-13-2013, 12:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It may be a while before I have the hard foam style ready for sale. The boss says I spend too much on my hobby...I still have a lot of BulletBobbers and DualFins to sell and regroup and change direction with a new style. I do have 500 each of the Styrofoam bodies in 4 sizes with paint but no holes, slots or rigging because it was the minimum I could order and get a deal on molds. They are a pain to machine because the material melts so easily.

I have been looking at hideaway fins on the DualFin and am going to test this one this week. It is nice being retired and having a excuse to go FISHING!
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You can reply to PM's and inquiries about your product all you want, but you can't post a link to your website on the open forum...
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So are these done, or are you still developing/improving them?
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Here all the things i am selling now.
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