Bought a new board recently and the fin box (futures)snaps the leading edge fin point that makes contact with the box. I blamed myself for the first broken fin thinking I may have screwed it down to tight... Nope. There is definitely an issue with the fin box after the same box cracked a second fin screwed in just slightly. So not only did I spend 700 on the board, it's broken 2 expensive fins.
Anyone ever have this happen?
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Thread: Fin Box Breaking Fins
Aug 16, 2014, 01:45 AM #1
Fin Box Breaking Fins
I am not sure what you mean exactly but I snapped a futures fin like this (see picture below) a few weeks ago. Not sure how. I didn't realize it until I got ashore -- so I was surfing for probably at least a half hour w/o one outer fin in my quad setup.
It was a challenge to remove, being I was traveling and I did not have all my tools, and there was nothing to grab. I was able to find a small screw and get it to "bite" and then pulled it out with pliers.
Last edited by capecodcdog; Aug 16, 2014 at 02:15 AM.
Is your fin tight when you install it? Maybe try to lightly sand the base so it's not so tight when inserting it into the box
Aug 16, 2014, 12:53 PM #4
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Aug 16, 2014, 12:57 PM #7
It's crazy, I slide the fin in the box, and with one turn, this is what happens. The fin doesn't get seated all the way in the box.
Aug 16, 2014, 01:07 PM #8
Wierd... You think it's the angle that the fins/box where seated when they made the board? Maybe the cant is too much??
Aug 16, 2014, 02:57 PM #10
Never happened to me but I like all blues theory...but it's possible the box was routed too deep prior to box install/poorly installed and by torquing down on the front screw creating a bit too much pressure on the front of that fin...leading to a cracked fin.
Post a pic of the box...