mbs wrote: ↑
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:47 pm
Foil wrote: ↑
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:13 am
They are used only for metal to metal applications.
I would need to bond the metal to the fin material (?G10) if I choose to permanently fasten it. Acrylic glue? Resin? or go with the red lock-tite anyway?
The G10 fin's hole will become loose after some use. Put in metal tab is the only secured fix. Zeeko and infact all fin makers just being cheap not using metal tabs
Does anyone have experience with putting threaded female inserts into fins? Could I even find one to accept those screws that would fit in the fin holes?
Ive never had fins get loose on any other boards in nearly 16 yrs of kiting. I think it may be the fact that I was taking the screws out and putting back in with every session, and rather than using a straight screwdriver, the provided tool has multiple allen keys on a single handle. Since the handle isn't perfectly in-line with the tool, theres a slight wobble when turning the screw. Perhaps that is contributing to damaging the hole over time?
this unexplained loosening phenomenon is common on other brand wings to mast connections,
however I have not experienced the rear screws coming loose, only the front screw on the front wing, happened every single time, to mine and many others, I have now fixed this but my fix is hard to do without the tools, see my separate thread on this subject. viewtopic.php?f=196&t=2403884
i did use loctite at first and it worked, but having to take the wing off and on and waiting for it to cure made it useless for me,
it maybe worth trying as its very cheap for a bottle, £2 a bottle delivered off ebay, I used the blue loctite.
if your rear wing is actually G10 I cant see you damaging the threads, g10 glass is pale green normally, and so tough its very hard to damage, you can give it almost any sort of abuse and it will be fine, and threads in G10 are so strong I don't see you ever stripping them, but I am referring to the genuine G10 glass not the cheap standard stuff found being used to make the fins on cheap and not so cheap Ttips.
genuine Ttip fins made of G10 just last forever grinding them up any pebble beach bottom,