i went surfing a few days ago and there was a strong lip by the shore break so i was surfing it and i have fcs fins and fin snapped right off but the two things that r on the bottom of the fin r still stuck in my board!!!! how do i get them out
go to a hardware store and get a "damaged screw remover". get the biggest one they have... not for a #6 or # 8, you need to go bigger to get something that is really stuck in there. lubricate the groves and let it sit to break down the corrosion. (you need a drill for this next part) this tool is is different than a screw extractor, being that one side of it has a twisted point to start a hole. first start the hole with the twisted point, then flip the bit and use it just like a regular drill bit (the reverse side is a normal screw extractor). on the opposite side of the bit is a reverse spiral which draws whatever it is that is stuck right out. don't press down too hard, as with anytime using a drill just apply light pressure and it will work.
Last edited by steelwave42; Jun 4, 2010 at 12:56 AM.
I dont think he talking about the allen screws he is talking about the tabs n the fin. Most of the time it you are using a FCS key to loosen the screws and it strips thats what its designed to do to prevent damage to the fin screw just get a allen wrench in the same size as the FCS key . Shoot a little ( and I mean a little) of PB Blaster in the wholes let it sit and use the allen wrench on the set screws they will come free with you put light presure on it.