Foiling Behind a True Kit Inflatable

Foiling Behind a True Kit Inflatable

March 11, 2019

If you have never heard of foiling or seen it before, you are not alone.  But the chances are with the current growth of this activity you soon will.

Foils create lift and are used underneath many watercraft including surfboards, SUPs, kiteboards, windsurfers and yachts.  Many will have seen the last Americas Cup with the foiling catamarans reaching speeds close to 50 knots.  

Foiling behind True Kit Discovery

Once the foil starts moving forwards it begins to create lift.  Depending on factors such as the size and shape of the foil, the weight on top, the sea state etc at a certain speed the board will begin to lift out of the water.  Once this happens the drag drastically reduces and along with it most of the noise.  The result is an incredibly quiet and smooth ride above the water.

So you no longer need a big boat with a big engine to tow someone around.  A small True Kit inflatable can be an ideal platform for towing a foiling SUP around.  You can get the person foiling above the water as slow as around 8 knots and can even do it with a very small outboard like a 5hp!

True Kit Discovery

If you want to tow something like a foiling SUP behind your True Kit you will need to add 2 towing eyes on either side of the outboard and make up a small bridle that allows the towline to sit behind the outboard.  We offer this service when you get you boat from us and we always use stainless steel 316 (marine grade) eyebolts and seal it up using Sikaflex Marine 291.

Make the most of your fun time in your True Kit and have a foiling experience.




Also in News

It's all in the details...
It's all in the details...

April 06, 2020

How do you choose an inflatable boat?  What are the details of the boat?  What is it made of and how are the seams put together?  What valves are used and what pump is included in the package?

Read More

Tour Through the True Kit Workshop
Tour Through the True Kit Workshop

January 14, 2020

Join us as we share our new additions to our range

Read More

Navigator 300 v Discovery 280
Navigator 300 v Discovery 280

November 18, 2019

We discuss the merits of the Navigator versus the Discovery and put them to the test

Read More

Join the True Kit family today

True Kit inflatables are perfect for fishing