> I am in a horrible predicament. My only board, an E-Rock, is now
> unsailable! Yesterday while sailing, I bent my fin-box (a slot-one
> with nut and bolt) and the fin ripped out. It will finish its life
> on the bottom of the lake (Rest its soul).
> I am going to attempt to fix it myself (with the help of a friend or
> two from the beach), but do not know the steps to follow. I am going
> to replace the box with a new one of the same type. I need detailed
> instruction about steps to take and materials to use...
> Thanks in advace,
I have had the same experience with a board ('85 Fanatic Viper - lost 2
separate finboxes within a 6 month span!).
I ended up replacing the custom Fanatic box with a standard fin box.
First off, I fastened the box to the board using threaded bolts and
epoxy. Next off, I filled the dead space between the finbox and board
with a tube of bathroom silicon sealant (from Canadian Tire). Finally,
I bought a fiberglass boat repair kit (also Canadian Tire) and glassed
over the edge of the box to make it flush with the bottom of the board.
The total cost was about $30 (not including the fin box itself)
and it took me about 4 hours (allowing another couple of days for
Ambrose S. Au