I chose to make my own fins when I copied a Flow 66 back in 1998. It came with both an upright and swept fin and I wanted the same versatility so I copied them using a quick method that only took a few hours. I also wanted to use a Tuttle Box instead of the Power Box that was used on the mistral, so I also had to cast a new head. I also fabricated my own fin box which is still going strong today.
I will break down each of these steps into their own DIY articles as follows:
- DIY – Fins – 1 Step Lay-up Process
- DIY – Fins – 2 Step Lay-up Process
- DIY – Fins – Making a fin Mould – Quick Mould
- DIY – Fins – Making a fin Mould – Production Mould
- DIY – Fins – Making a Fin Base Mould
- DIY – Fins – Moulding a Fin Base
- DIY – Fins – Making a Fin Box Mould
- DIY – Fins – Making a Fin Box
- DIY – Fins – Designing & Making a Fin Plug (original)
- DIY – Fins – Making a G10 Fin
- DIY – Fins – Making a Fin Copying Machine (pantograph)
I hope to do these articles in the coming weeks(& months!), watch this space.