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Tracking fin alignment

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Can anyone tell me if the tracking fins (either 2 or 3) line up and are perpendicular with the centre line of the bottom of boat

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dalt1

My 06 VLX were not perfectly in line. Don't know if that is normal or not?

 

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coldwater-echelon

The tracking fins on my Echelon were not in alignment. I was told that it was okay and correct. I haven't spend enough time under my Sunscape to know their position. 

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wdr

I would imagine you would want them aligned a straight as possible, especially for a ski boat or you may end up with some undesired tracking issues. I have seen a few boat where the lead tracking fin has been slightly rolled. A result of being beached I would imagine. Both of my gorilla fins are at a right angle to the hull and aligned to one another. I bet some otherwise not wrecked out of alignment issues could just be poor hull construction or poor assembly when made.

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Woodski

@repton footer:  mine are in line and perpendicular to the centerline, the Echy has 3.  Does your Sporty have 2 or 3?  Build tolerances are one area that could allow variation here along with impacts.  What prompts your question?

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onamission

Both my "99" & "00" RLX had the fins ever so offset.  The "99" was the boat you see overhaed at boat shows. Noticed the fins,  talked with my dealer and Malibu's head of promo department right there and told it was to help with tracking. 

Our "05" RLXI are in line, "90" Supra had the rudder offset so y you could pull the drive shaft easy.  Anything possible. 

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Chaabo

I'm in my 3rd Response right now. Everyone of them bought brand new.

Not one of them had the tracking fins aligned in a straight line.

I assume they mount them a bit off on purpose.

 

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WAwinegrapes
On 2/11/2017 at 10:38 PM, repton footer said:

Can anyone tell me if the tracking fins (either 2 or 3) line up and are perpendicular with the centre line of the bottom of boat

perpendicular or parallel to the centerline of the boat?

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