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Tuttle box

Postby bigcane » Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:10 pm

Currently I use a plate mount and it takes probably 10 to 15 minutes per session to bolt and unbolt to the board for transport in my car. If I move to a Tuttle connection will this become a PITA? Do I need to buy a van as well so I can leave it connected? Would like to hear your experiences. Thanks!

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Re: Tuttle box

Postby Kamikuza » Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:17 pm

Wha....? 10 to 15 minutes? Are you stopping for a beer after each bolt?

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Re: Tuttle box

Postby cor » Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:22 pm

You are doing something wrong. I can bolt the mast to the plate mount in 2 minutes (with tracks!). And no, tuttle is not much quicker to assemble.

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Re: Tuttle box

Postby bigcane » Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:29 pm

So maybe there is some chatting and distractions from the other foil homies while setting up and packing down. But the question is: is putting the Tuttle box setup together for each session a pain? Also for say 3 sessions a week do you get a lot of wear and tear from the assembly/ disassembly?

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Re: Tuttle box

Postby jakemoore » Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:15 pm

KF box is not a pain. Much easier than a plate. I imagine Tuttle is similar.

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Re: Tuttle box

Postby cglazier » Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:08 pm

I have three boards and one of each, a plate, a tuttle and a KF box. Certainly the KF box and Tuttle are quicker to assemble because they only use two screws. They also have the advantage of not having a bulky plate on the end of the mast.
Note that the KF box is an improvement on the Tuttle box (which was originally designed for windsurfer fins).
But I notice the plate system is becoming more common perhaps because thin boards generally use it.

;-) CG

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Re: Tuttle box

Postby Peter_Frank » Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:17 pm

Assembling with a box is the fastest easiest way.

Tuttle is overkill IMO, only for racing it gives extra support and they can use thicker boards as they are very deep.

KF Box has the advantage it is smaller, and conical sides, so it wont get stuck like some Tuttle box'es can.

KF Box can be used with 1 or 2 screws, and they are aligned with the mast meaning square to the board surface, opposite to Tuttle that is made for windsurfing at the back, thus tapered and does not fit foilboards well.
This can be overcome by using a special Tuttle box, and have the head with screws aligned with the mast, so possible.

KETOS use KF Box with 1 screw, thus the fastest and easiest to assemble, I love that and important for me it is as fast as possible.

No wear at all doing this, nor with a Tuttle.

8) Peter


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