Single fin leaning to the left

Discussion in 'Surfing' started by Jmazz, Sep 9, 2018.

  1. Jmazz

    Jmazz Member

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    I just noticed that the glasser who glassed my board was in a rush and didn't take his time to set up the fin, I just noticed this ( after buying a bigger fin)
    Anyway, it's tilted to the left. Any thoughts on weather It cam be fixed. Or don't bother
     
  2. SeniorGrom

    SeniorGrom Well-Known Member

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    “buying a bigger fin” confuses me? Guess it’s a fin box not a glass-on. Pictures please.
     
  3. Jmazz

    Jmazz Member

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    Yes. It's a fin box.
    The bigger the fin the more noticeable it is , the smaller the fin the less noticeable. Don't have pix at this time.
     
  4. SeniorGrom

    SeniorGrom Well-Known Member

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    When the fin box is installed whether it’s before or after lamination, it is trued up. The process involves having a dummy fin in the box, setting it straight and true, then placing tape from the tip of the fin to each rail. The tape stays in place until the resin cures to stabilize the box in the correct postion. The fix would be to have the box routed out and replaced. Might be more trouble and $$ than it’s worth.
     
  5. Jmazz

    Jmazz Member

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    Thanks. I understand the process. I just was sure how involved the correction would be. Probably better to go back to my 8.5 fin.
    Thanks again.
     
  6. Killafornia

    Killafornia Active Member

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    I would ask the shaper to fix
     
  7. Jmazz

    Jmazz Member

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    It's an 8.6 flathead, wide and straight. I've sure this thing for over a year and a half. I just tested out a 10 inch fin and noticed it handled like crap. While checking out he bottom. I noticed the fin was tilted slightly
     
  8. strez

    strez Active Member

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    I once bought a used board with a crooked fin box. I got rid of it before riding it.
     
  9. Surfnfish

    Surfnfish Well-Known Member

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    unless it's out of true by over a half inch at the tip, just surf it...if over, and really like the board, have it fixed by your local ding repair specialist, about $40 to $50 is the usual cost to replace a 10" fin box, less than the price of a new fin...
     
  10. Basenji703

    Basenji703 Active Member

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    It may be the fin, not the box. One of the guys who surfs with us had this happen. Was all bummed, then Frank the sponger, who makes Alaias and fins, sugggested it was the fin, not the box. He has a good eye and was right.
     

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