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Dale974

Repairing a front tracking fin

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Dale974

Caught onto a log of some kind the other night on the river. Everything seemed ok until I checked the boat afterwords on the trailer and realized I was missing the front tracking fin. Looks like the bolts that hold the fin on stripped out, any suggestions on how to remount a fin into place here. If I fill the voids with fiberglass resin and redrill the holes to tap the new bolts into, will this hold? Any suggestions would be great, I can get tracking fins from bakes, although I'm not totally sure about the hardware part...

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coldwater-echelon

I lost one a long time ago and thru bolted the fin with large fender washers and nylon nuts. I was unsure if filling the holes, drilling and taping would be structurally sound enough. I figure the nylon nuts would strip out if hit hard enough to knock off a fin. I can get a picture if you like.

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Dale974

I have heard options of that, was hoping to be able to just rebolt the new fin on, but that sounds like a reasonable option if needed... at least the front one would come up in the ski locker under my ballast pumps so it wouldn't be too hard to get to

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jshad

Biggest problem I had after losing a front fin on my Sportster was drying out the screw holes sufficiently for filling with epoxy so they could be drilled and tapped for new screws, The drying process took 6 weeks or so. I think the 3M Adhesive does most of the connection of fin to boat though.

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