Ok let's start with this, since it is not a matter of opinion but of fact.
Make your case please that my single fin does not create lift.
Sure, your fins create lift. It's just in funky directions due mostly to their asymmetry and incongruence throughout their foil. Whenever I want a board with reverse lift you will be the first person I come to.
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What about vent plugs? Do you use a brass bolt, goretex plugs or something else? I'm about to install my vent plug and am going to go with a brass screw type vent this time.
Hi Clemson, I've used the goretex plugs and don't like them, as they pass such a miniscule amount of air ( especially when they have been used a few times as salt or detritus can block them) that they need to be removed when out of the water but are badly design for frequent removal, being very easy to break with a very short thread. I haven't used the goretex leash plug type though.
Your brass screw type should be fine. Does it have a hole drilled through the bolt so that it vents when backed partly out?
For longboards I use 'deck fillers' vents these are normally used for petrol, diesel, or water inlets and are large. Some types ( the 'full cover' versions ) can be operated by hand. They are available in lightweight plastic or in stainless steel, bronze or chromed bronze. There are also some magnesium alloy ones around. One advantage of the deck filler is that it has a large hole which gives better ventilation air circulation wise when out of the water than the tiny vents.
'Frosties' in the UK who is on the Tree to Sea forum has had some very nice stainless steel vents made, these are small and operated with a hex key.
Sure, your fins create lift. It's just in funky directions due mostly to their asymmetricism and incongruence throughout their foil. Whenever I want a board with reverse lift you will be the first person I come to.
Now you are just being silly, please try to be sensible.