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Mr. Fugly gets Tracks and other stuff
« on: May 22, 2019, 01:58:36 PM »
I added tracks to the existing Tuttle box on Mr. Fugly so I can use the Axis foil plate mount. I also have the Axis tuttle adapter, but I figured it might be nice to try some adjustability. In the process I learned something new. I was going to just add mast tracks, but when I went by Chinook to pick them up one of the guys said most board makers are using the 10 inch fin box instead of a mast track. The fin box has the entry slot for the T-nut in the middle, which gives a little more adjustment and no chance of popping out the nut if the plate is adjusted to near the end of the track. Furthermore, the fin boxes are a little stouter--both a little deeper and thicker walled. I didn't realize that.

Chinook can't keep the 10" fin boxes in stock, so it's fortunate that I went by. They were just finishing a manufacturing run and I got four that I had to wait a few minutes for because they weren't quite finished. Good timing.



« Last Edit: May 22, 2019, 02:01:25 PM by PonoBill »
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Re: Mr. Fugly gets Tracks and other stuff
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2019, 02:09:16 PM »
Can you share how you installed them?

This should be a good test for a 'custom' installation of tracks. 

As you know I am sour on tracks having witnessed so many rip out.  I suspect you reinforced them with something.

All ideas and photos appreciated.  Nature, the Columbia River and 16 to 17 stones will work through the hypotheticals. 
« Last Edit: May 22, 2019, 02:11:31 PM by Beasho »

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Re: Mr. Fugly gets Tracks and other stuff
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2019, 11:53:44 AM »
Actually, no. The block of PVC that the tuttle is embedded in overlapped the slots by about a half inch. I had plasnned to make half-cassettes but elected instead to just gorilla glue the tracks in place, relying on the connection to the tuttle block for reinforcement. Then I lapped a sunstantially bigger piece of carbon over everything with a layer of 6oz satin glass as a sanding layer. I think the combination of existing carbon, the PVC box, and a bigger second lap of carbon is sufficient. We'll see.
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Re: Mr. Fugly gets Tracks and other stuff
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2019, 05:18:58 PM »
Mr. Fugly styling both the tuttle adapter and the plate mounts. Here's a little quiz. What's wrong with the first picture. Besides my shop looking like it was ransacked.



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Re: Mr. Fugly gets Tracks and other stuff
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2019, 02:23:05 AM »
Easy, you mounted the foil the wrong way, it should be bellow the board and not on top of it, right.
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Re: Mr. Fugly gets Tracks and other stuff
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2019, 09:32:19 AM »
Dear lord I love your garage, so many fun projects to work on.  Of course there lies the problem.....which one?
L41 SIMSUP S4 - 7'4" x 30 1/4" x 4 1/2" 112L
L41 SIMSUP S5 - 7'6" x 27 1/2" x 4 3/16" 106L
L41 SIMSUP S4 - 7'8" x 31"x 4 1/2" 122L - Modded w/ a King's TUT Tuttle box and using a King's foil.
L41 SIMSUP S4 - 7'10" x 30 1/4" x 4 1/2" 120L
Starboard Whopper - 10' x 34" x 4 1/3" 171L - w/ FCS GL-1 fins