Replacing a glass on with a fin box?

Discussion in 'Surfing' started by Patrick Riley, May 6, 2019.

  1. Patrick Riley

    Patrick Riley Active Member

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    I have a Christenson cc slider I acquired with a beautiful glass on D fin. I had another cc slider I loved with a fin box. This one was in such good shape I went ahead with it. I don't hate the D fin I just feel like I could add versatility with a box. But I'm torn.

    I know it's been done before, but is it worth the risk? It's glassed heavy with volan (unsure exactly what weights) Anyone have experience with this?

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  2. 70s SanO

    70s SanO Active Member

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    I have a 10’5” volan tint Becker Malibu with a glass-on. Took it to Bashams a few years ago and got a box put in. Looks like had been there since day one. I think it was $75.

    Only concerns would be enough thickness in tail and position of the box. I went 6-1/2” and wish I had gone at least 7”.

    John
     
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  3. SeniorGrom

    SeniorGrom Well-Known Member

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    Agree can be done easily. True, tail thickness is needed. Just be sure who ever does the work completes the job by capping the new box with cloth. I see way too many top name brand boards with no cap. Bogus.
     
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  4. KDenning

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    Can you describe what this entails? Getting into shaping myself and always eager to learn what others are looking for/expecting!
     
  5. Veterano

    Veterano Well-Known Member

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    IMO, a no brainer. A box on that board is far superior. And it's not that hard at all. BUT you need the power tools AND the skills to use them on a finished board. Go to a pro for the mod.
     
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  6. cuda

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    its going to show. No way to get the fin box back far enough to cover the area where the
    D fin is but as veterano says go to a pro. I want to do it to a board I have but no one near by me can do the work.
     
  7. Patrick Riley

    Patrick Riley Active Member

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    This is what I’m worried about. I know someone who could do a quality job, but I don’t think the fin box would be able to be pushed far enough and keep the integrity and beauty of the board.

    Thanks for all the input, but I think I’m leaning towards keeping this work of art intact and not forcing my will upon the board. The older I get, the more I appreciate learning to surf the board instead of imposing my will upon it.
     
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  8. cuda

    cuda Well-Known Member

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    iirc those fins are pretty flat ( not foil very much) but I cant recall how deep(?) maybe just reshape the fin foil it and gloss it up all pretty. I think a Tyler NoseRider template or something similar might fit
     
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  9. cuda

    cuda Well-Known Member

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    this could work too
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  10. Patrick Riley

    Patrick Riley Active Member

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    I didn’t really think of this option! Awesome thank you!
     

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