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Sawed off, gnawed on @ Coyote

 
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markpaine



Joined: 04 Apr 2007
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Location: San Francisco, CA

PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2008 11:39 pm    Post subject: Sawed off, gnawed on @ Coyote Reply with quote

To my dear friends at Coyote,

If any of you happen to be wallowing in the mud at an ultra-low tide, please be on the lookout for a Maui Fin Company 21 cm fin that looks like it was sawed off to about 16 cm, sanded, then gnawed on by a baby leopard shark, revealing a pitted leading edge.

Yeah yeah, I've got a few other fins I can saw off down to my preferred length, but this particular one actually has sentimental value, and yeah, I probably sailed without a fin screw in my haste to help get someone else (ahem) rigged. Smile

Probably about 70 feet off shore at the east end of the decrepit promenade.

Oh, and by the way, Coyote was about as good as it gets late today.

Thanks,
-Mark
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slayer666



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 7:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I burned 3 MFCs in one season (two 8'' 4S and one 8.5 FPT "carbon".
The 4s's always split along the leading edge. The profiles are nice but the construction just suck...or I have a case of very bad luck !!!
I went back to True-Ames Enduro G10, when I hit the reef at low tide, it barely gets a nick and never caused damaged to my fin box..

PS : I am tempted to try the new MFC Goya G10s..but I am afraid this is another rip-off, anybody used them ?
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markpaine



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

slayer666 wrote:
I went back to True-Ames Enduro G10, when I hit the reef at low tide, it barely gets a nick and never caused damaged to my fin box..


Yeah? But how does it perform without a fin screw?
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slayer666



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I broke one fin screw in all my life and when it happened I was able to reuse the fin afterwards....Usually you are close to shore when it happens so this is not a big deal.

I am still questioning the MFC construction, perhaps I should send them back to the Haiku canery. Any anybody else has issues with those fins ?
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coyotewindsurf



Joined: 03 Apr 2006
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 1:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Sawed off, gnawed on @ Coyote Reply with quote

markpaine wrote:
To my dear friends at Coyote


Although I'm deeply saddened by your loss, I hope you'll find some consolation in the "Get Mark a Real Fin" fund I started early last season. As of today the sum is a buck sixteen (in nickels and pennies), a 2 pesos coin, one paperclip and a bent washer (not stainless). I have selflessly provided matching funds for the pesos, paperclip and washer.

Until the full funding goal is met perhaps you should Mark your calendar for
Tue, April 8, 2008
8:55 AM PDT / -1.13 ft

I'm sorry, there's nothing I can do about your loose screw.


Wink

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markpaine



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heh, the Dremel battery is charging right now. Soon I'll be the proud owner of a custom 12.5cm and a custom 17cm. Smile
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slayer666



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

..perfect for an asymetrical twinzer !!!
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markpaine



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 1:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Sawed off, gnawed on @ Coyote Reply with quote

coyotewindsurf wrote:
Until the full funding goal is met perhaps you should Mark your calendar for
Tue, April 8, 2008
8:55 AM PDT / -1.13 ft


Sure hope the showers are open by 9:00.

coyotewindsurf wrote:
As of today the sum is a buck sixteen (in nickels and pennies), a 2 pesos coin, one paperclip and a bent washer (not stainless).


Still trying to figure out whether I can use that bent washer or not, but if you're looking for a sponsor, I might be able to help you out. You can choose from either of these models from my brand new collection... Wink



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swchandler



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Mark,

Your created shapes certainly do change things, and I imagine how they might now perform, but I hope you plan to finese them a bit more. You know, smooth and trick the foils to highlight and finish your concepts.
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