Each glass-on fin comes with two different layers of cheater/basecoat resin designed to prevent a separation between wood and fiberglass. Once the cheater coat is clear of any imperfections the fin is glassed with two layers of 6oz fiberglass cloth on each side. This is a somewhat "raw" stage, but it is exactly where your glasser wants it.
Before any glassing, the removable fin is first prepped with a very specific sized tab at the base of the fin that sits recessed in the box. Following the same glassing steps as the glass-on fin, this fully-sanded fin starts with the two different layers of cheater/basecoat resin designed to prevent a separation between wood and fiberglass. The base is hand laid fiberglass precisely sized to fit the fin box in your surfboard. All removable fins come glossed, polished, sized and ready to surf.
Standard, easily available woods are included in the template cost. Quality domestic or exotic woods will be charged extra depending on quantity and quality. Walnut, Maple (plain), Cedar and Purpleheart will not incur an additional charge.
Prices listed below are to present an idea of cost. All of our fins use quality wood. Please be aware that highly figured, rare woods will cost more.
Mahogany - Additional $5 per Fin
Flame Maple - Additional $10 per Fin
Veneer - Additional $10 per Fin
Mango - Additional $15 per Fin
Lace Redwood Burl - Additional $30 per Fin
Koa - Additional $30 per Fin
Macassar Ebony - Additional $50 per Fin
3-d Flame Redwood - Additional $60 per Fin
Traditional clear resin or fiberglass roving bead surrounding the outer edge of the fin. Typically 1/2-3/4" width.
This option is for the person who wants to make their own fin, but needs someone to glass it. Send your fin to us, we'll glass it with the same high-quality standards of all our fins, and ship it back to you.
The most cost-effective way to ship is through USPS. Domestic 2-day shipping rates approximately $15.
Domestic wood. Spanish Cedar and Pink Eucalyptus.
Domestic wood with box fin. Reclaimed Douglas Fir and Salvaged Balsa.
Exotic wood box fin with halo. Koa wood.