I'm very glad this all worked out for you.
I was pretty sure the Cobra folks did not leave out the inserts, but more likely simply
forgot to uncover them after the EVA went on.
I hope you will soon consider moving your footstraps all the way back and outboard as you will get the earliest planing, best speed and high wind control with the FS in this position.
Getting them all the way back and outboard gives you much better leverage to control the additude of the fin and gets your upper body weight as far out away from the rig as possible.
Hope this helps,
Last edited by Roger; 31st May 2009 at 02:59 AM.