I design and market light aircraft(Paraventure 210 motorized paraglider and the Powerglide Lite trike).
I also have a Airborne Edge with a Mountineer Mentor 220 wing and a Polaris flying RIB
...I have gone thru two wings and a J&J seawing trike frame within 2 years time due to salt
related degradation when operating near the ocean(J&J are junk to start with and fly like a brick)!
I know that the Airborne is made with Moly as opposed to Aluiminum for the frame but it still wont hold up as well as stainless,which is why Polaris is made of stainless...
I started a Hangliding school
in 1991 and within 1 years time all wings had to be scraped, even with daily maintenance! For my Airborne trike and wing I have resorted to oil
filled tubing and this seems to keep the oxidation to a minimum but the salt
in the air is a constant problem and I don't fly it on pontoons!
The Polaris is better suited for ops on the water
IMO than any other LSA out there that I have seen. I think the Airborne line of products is the best all around trike out there,but I would talk to the guys at Airborne about a wing that was built with a seawater environment
in mind if it is to stay on the boat most of the time. We had to fresh water
wash our wings every day and they were still oxidizing before our eyes. I keep my wing at the mast
when it is used a lot and when not I reduce it to the short pack and keep it hanging from the top of the cabin
trunk below. I have also converted the forward cabin
into a small machine shop where I can do a complete final fab. of both the light trike and the Paraventure 210.
I have a true,aircraft assembly plant in a 32 foot sailboat! All parts
and initial fab. are done at my land based shop but I can store and assemble(final) on the boat ..I can store 4 complete paramotors and one lite trike in the forward vee berth(4 Solo 210 single
cyl. 14.6 hp engines and 1 Rotax or Kawasaki twin cyl 40-50 hp engine
My trike frames are designed to fold down into a very compact size and weigh less than 200lbs complete ready to fly with the Solo and a 2.58/1 reduction,a little more with the bigger engine