Dave, i bought exactly that finbox from viralsurf, the 15 inch one. Have not had time to put it in the board and test it yet, but it looks sturdy and strong. Bought 2. I will put windsurf mast screw nuts in there, its an M8 screw size. 4 of those i hope is strong enough.faklord wrote:A few builders are using fin boxes to give a sliding mount, for masts with the plate style attachment. Thinking of doing the same to mod an old kite surf board.
A few ponders:
1) Do these just need to be standard US fin boxes (normally about 10-32 or 5mm screws but could use 6mm with modified plate nuts) or mast base boxes (8mm screws)?
2) Any recommendations for make/source for EU shipping? Chinook look tough but are expensive in EU. Fins Unlimited look like they may be ok?
3) This looks like an option:
http://www.viral-surf.com/shaper/en/50- ... single-fin
The longer versions 12" & 15" could be good for adjustment range and load distribution. Any eerie cue with these or views?
I will weigh one this afternoon for you, going up to the workshop now!faklord wrote:They sound promising then.
Are you planning on wrapping them in closed cell foam, board lady-wise?
Also have checked you can get w/s mast nuts in the slot? And have you found a reasonable source for the nuts or are you going to make your own?
One last thing. If you get a chance can you weigh one?
Hey Davefaklord wrote: One last thing. If you get a chance can you weigh one?
That is true. But then, i rather have a slightly heavier board that holds up, and that allows me to adjust the positions. I am a beginner both in construction and in riding (never tried) so i rather focus on things holding up for my first rides than building super light stuff... =)faklord wrote:AndKite: Thanks for that. That's quite a weight to be lugging around.
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