The F-boat Yahoo group discussion lately has been touching on somethings I have been considering. Water Ballast and Foils. Foils I think would be very usefull even when not racing to provide that bit more security in following weather. I think with foils that can be retracted to trim the lift there will be an added margin for safety if required. I have purchased Ian's drawings to reinforce the standarad F-32 beams for foils in the floats.
From the master,
"The main issue is that beams have to be strengthened, otherwise
they will eventually break due to load reversal.
The drawings available as such for installing the foils give the basic
position and general details of the foils. But easy enough to fit, provided
foil is set at correct angle".
He subsequently "Added a bit more detail, plus corrected foil angle to better suit F-32"
Edit: Going through some old F82 posts on SA and found this from Foiledagain. Noice!