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pwindsurf 9th March 2010 09:41 PM

GO side fins stabilizers
 
Hi Roger and others :),

i have an older Starboard GO (2004, 150) model. i wanted to get some of the side fins for it and can;t seem to find any. do you think it would be possible to fabricate my own side fins? any idea of the dimensions below the waterline? i used to have a go friendship with these stabilizers. i find people really only need them the first few times they sail and get used to the board pretty quickly without them. i would love to find some however. any help is appreciated.

cheers

Roger 12th March 2010 07:35 AM

Hi pwindsurf,
I'm not at home at the moment, but I think I have a set of "Starbilizer" side fins.
Does your 2004 GO 150 have 3 holes (inserts actually) in the rails or 4 holes?
I can check when I arrive home next week and give you patterns.... etc.
Others have sucessfully built their own side fins.
Another option would be to have a deep Tuttle fin box placed in the center of the
board, but this is non-reversible and would require either very good repair skills on your part or taking the board to a really good repair shop.
Hope this helps,

pwindsurf 13th March 2010 04:50 PM

stabilizer fins
 
hi roger,
thank you for the help. the go 150 has three holes on each side to attach the fins. i think the screws to attach the fins are shorter than footstrap screws also?

regards

Roger 23rd March 2010 11:50 AM

Hi again pwindsurf,
I finally made it home from the work trip I was on out in Calif.
I have 2 sets of "Starbilizer " side fins.
One set if got a G0 200 and the other set looks like it's for a
smaller GO and the smaller set was mfg. in 2005.
If you want them, send me a private email and we can
negoitate a price and get the shipping details worked out.
I also have a set of the 23 mm long screws I'm pretty sure.
Hope this helps,
Roger
P.S. I think the '04 and '05 GO boards had very similar
rail shapes so I would expect these side fins to be a good fit.

pwindsurf 24th March 2010 12:24 AM

side fins
 
i sent you a visitor message. i didn;t see a way to pm you?

cheers


Paul

hughsheehy 23rd August 2016 06:02 AM

Side fins
 
Wow - talk about reactivating an old thread!

Same question for me, really. Is there anywhere I could get my hands on side fins for a Go - vintage 2000?

Kids are ready for it now, but when we tried before they just slid sideways. I asked a local board repair guy and he said adding a centre tuttle box was possible but expensive and would add lots of weight.

H

Roger 23rd August 2016 02:28 PM

Hi Hugh,
I responded to your other post on the Free Forum.
AFAIK I do not have any more of the GO side fins.
As suggested, you can make some up, they are fairly simple
the only hard part being how to get them to fit the shape of the rail.
You could teach you kids to sail short board style (which they are eventually
going to learn to do anyhow).
Have them stand off center to windward slightly and I think you will find that
they do fine and will no longer drift off downwind.
A slight angle to the bottom of the board, and it's rockerline will keep them
upwind.
Hope this helps,
Roger


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