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skistud1

Waterski fin protector?

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skistud1

I recently saw what appeared to be a molded PVC tube around a waterski fin block and I'm trying to figure out where to buy one. Can anybody point me in the right direction? It goes by an odd sounding website IIRC.

I made one similar to this one ( I broke it)

http://www.h2osmosis.com/IMG/jpg/fin_protector.jpg

What I liked about the PVC is that it wrapped around the tail of the ski and didn't touch the fin. The owner of the ski even stood on the tail!

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Woodski

Here is a fin guard shown on John Horton's website (carbonfins.com)

Email at: thager10 @ hotmail.com

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wienrdog

From the waterski forum:

Cheap fin guard - 4" thinwall PVC, about 14" length. Fit an old sock over the end of the ski, then the PVC. Works like a charm

If you want to, you can cut off the upper portion of the PVC, so it is shaped like a C. It will still protect the fin, but won't stick up too far from the top of the ski. You'll have to look/experiment. IIRC the moulded PVC fin guard was made just around the corner from here in Morrow, OH, but I can't seem to find the site.

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VinRLX

Kind of a neat idea. Though it protects the fin nicely, one of my fears of airline handling would be the tail of the ski/fin.

Corey, you may want to put something in your profile that clarifies your business interests. Lots of friendly folks here that'd be glad to help you out.

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skistud1
From the waterski forum:
Cheap fin guard - 4" thinwall PVC, about 14" length. Fit an old sock over the end of the ski, then the PVC. Works like a charm

If you want to, you can cut off the upper portion of the PVC, so it is shaped like a C. It will still protect the fin, but won't stick up too far from the top of the ski. You'll have to look/experiment. IIRC the moulded PVC fin guard was made just around the corner from here in Morrow, OH, but I can't seem to find the site.

Thanks.

I think I might try that route first. What I liked about the PVC setup is nothing touched the fin and it appears it would be more protective of a side impact.

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corey

I work for www.waterskis.com an online watersports store. We also have a storefront in Crystal, MN.

We have a large pro shop and an MC dealership. (There's a good Bu dealer in MN so I don't see us getting the Bu line anytime soon)

Since we've started our website we've actually had quite a few hits coming from themalibucrew. I think somebody must have posted a link for a product or event. Because we had traffic coming from this site I checked it out. The main thing I need is a picture of a BI XTI Boom which is installed on a boat, then I need authorization to use the picture on our site (see XTI BOOM post)

Personally I've worked at a waterski/wakeboard shop since 1995 and I am excited to se how much the industry has grown over the years.

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NCH2oSki

Nice website, and great product selection, how about offering a Malibu Crew member discount?

I work for www.waterskis.com an online watersports store. We also have a storefront in Crystal, MN.

We have a large pro shop and an MC dealership. (There's a good Bu dealer in MN so I don't see us getting the Bu line anytime soon)

Since we've started our website we've actually had quite a few hits coming from themalibucrew. I think somebody must have posted a link for a product or event. Because we had traffic coming from this site I checked it out. The main thing I need is a picture of a BI XTI Boom which is installed on a boat, then I need authorization to use the picture on our site (see XTI BOOM post)

Personally I've worked at a waterski/wakeboard shop since 1995 and I am excited to se how much the industry has grown over the years.

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corey

We could probobally offer a discount to members. I don't really have anyway to track who is actually a member but in the grand scheme of things I don't think we need to be to strict about it.

For now you can use coupon code tmc and save 10% on ski and wakeboard products and accessories.

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NCH2oSki
We could probobally offer a discount to members. I don't really have anyway to track who is actually a member but in the grand scheme of things I don't think we need to be to strict about it.

For now you can use coupon code tmc and save 10% on ski and wakeboard products and accessories.

COOL! and Thanks, I would also hope that it would be good for water skis and accessories?

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skistud1

I knew I would find it with a little perseverance:

http://shortline-sports.com/db1/00099/shor...finfirkin50.JPG

and I also had to make use of Andy's generous offer. Yahoo.gif

Again, the advantage that I personally saw with this model is nothing touched the fin, something to consider when trying to keep something with .001" in spec.

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skistud1
Hey Rob,

If you want one of those, Morrow is just down the road from here. I'll go get a couple. One for me of course Biggrin.gif

Thanks for the offer, but I just sent them payment via Paypal.

Finally got my calipers last week Yahoo.gif however, unless the fin was seriously banged around (which I doubt) I must be taking measurements wrong with my digital vs. Wade's dial caliper. I'm very close, but not quite. I'll bring my setting/numbers when I see you in May.

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wienrdog

GT - If you want one picked up, just let me know. Morrow is just a few miles from my place.

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LSVSharks

At our ski club a member makes one out of wood. I would be happy to get pictures for you if you want. I actually have an extra one I could send to you.

Brad

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