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Bonzer Sups?

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Created by exiled A week ago, 6 Mar 2019
exiled
173 posts
6 Mar 2019 10:57AM
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Has anyone out there seen any successful Bonzer shaped sups? With all of the things that have been tried by now, I would have figured that bonzer or two would be out there.

Kami
1309 posts
9 Mar 2019 6:04PM
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Good idea Exiled, I've Just a virtual one I got in a folder waiting to be built


www.shape3d.com/Viewers/Viewer3D.aspx?Board=4780

exiled
173 posts
10 Mar 2019 7:43AM
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Nice looking out line, Is it laid out for a three fin set up or 5? what would the dimensions look like for a 120l board?

Still seems weird that no one has built one yet though. I'd love to hear a ride report.

Kami
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10 Mar 2019 4:37PM
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It's three fins set up. The difference from 5 ones is the fact that 3 got a '' venturi effect'' aside of the single fin. 3 fins' Venturi is a kind of funnel where water flow is convergent to the single fin to add drive and therefore planning. And it can be a concave at center of the board as well.

When the 5 fins set up are mostly concaves and fins system hooking water flow along the rail. I personally think about 5 fins that the four leading ones are acting more as a Twinzer... and it's flat to belly at the center of the board.

For instance of 5 fins Bonzer I study that Bonzer 5 fins as a new board for my lucky son. As you can watch above here. BTW the 5 fins Bonzer is looser than the 3 fins.

www.shape3d.com/Viewers/Viewer3D.aspx?Board=5273


For that outline and foil, 120 litres boards the dims are here. Please note that design is an oriented Short SUP and need to ride with a weight ratio of approx 1,1. It can be studied as a longboard oriented SUP.

www.shape3d.com/Viewers/Viewer3D.aspx?Board=4780


scott mckerc
WA, 195 posts
10 Mar 2019 7:21PM
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Agree exiled
should be tried
Had some 5 fin cambell brothers bonzer surf board and wavesailing boards shaped by mick manolas under license that were sweet back in the day. 1991
They definitely producer speed down the line
5 fin set up wasn't in line though? front one further out to the rail than the back one.

Kami
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10 Mar 2019 8:46PM
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scott mckerc said..
Agree exiled
should be tried
Had some 5 fin cambell brothers bonzer surf board and wavesailing boards shaped by mick manolas under license that were sweet back in the day. 1991
They definitely producer speed down the line
5 fin set up wasn't in line though? front one further out to the rail than the back one.




I use 4 sets of plugs to figure out the 3 Fins Bonzer as the original one was.

As I look around and from my own small experience from a board I built, I better like the 5 fins rather than the 3 fins I had own and surf too long time ago.

Note that there are different concaves bottom shape up to the number of fins. The 3 one get a main divergent concave with a flat outside panel as seen above here


While the 5 fins is a four concaves convergent system.


exiled
173 posts
11 Mar 2019 11:36AM
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The other nice thing about the 5 fin set up is the availability of FCS bozer fins in that format. I've only seen the 3 fin runners as glass-ons, not really an option for the non-traditional build I'm contemplating.

Kami, I'm about 107kg, so the ratio would be close to what you are talking about, but at 8'9 of length, aren't you pretty much at long board lengths any way? My understanding was that bonzers need to be driven from the tail. So no matter how long you make it, you still want to get back there asap, right?

Kami
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11 Mar 2019 3:22PM
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exiled said..
The other nice thing about the 5 fin set up is the availability of FCS bozer fins in that format. I've only seen the 3 fin runners as glass-ons, not really an option for the non-traditional build I'm contemplating.

Kami, I'm about 107kg, so the ratio would be close to what you are talking about, but at 8'9 of length, aren't you pretty much at long board lengths any way? My understanding was that bonzers need to be driven from the tail. So no matter how long you make it, you still want to get back there asap, right?




You are right about fins Exiled because FCS is doing what they call the B5 fins set. And personally, I would prefer the bottom shape of 5 fins getting fins closed to the rail of that wide board which is a SUP.

The B5 set is looser than the 3 fins with runners set and allows to ride the board more from the front foot. That B5 system would fit on the kind of board I recently designed to Hoppo.
www.shape3d.com/Viewers/Viewer3D.aspx?Board=5447

Would I suggest to you that combo, mixing the same kind of Hoppo's board outline with the Bonzer 5?

scott mckerc
WA, 195 posts
Tuesday , 12 Mar 2019 8:22AM
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Kami said..

scott mckerc said..
Agree exiled
should be tried
Had some 5 fin cambell brothers bonzer surf board and wavesailing boards shaped by mick manolas under license that were sweet back in the day. 1991
They definitely producer speed down the line
5 fin set up wasn't in line though? front one further out to the rail than the back one.





I use 4 sets of plugs to figure out the 3 Fins Bonzer as the original one was.

As I look around and from my own small experience from a board I built, I better like the 5 fins rather than the 3 fins I had own and surf too long time ago.

Note that there are different concaves bottom shape up to the number of fins. The 3 one get a main divergent concave with a flat outside panel as seen above here


While the 5 fins is a four concaves convergent system.



Gotcha
so the four fin box's were for for /aft movement of a thruster set up.

So a quad concave 5 fin as opposed to the deep double. very interesting.

Have you shaped that one yet? would love to see.

Would you be thinking a 5 fin deep double would be running less rocker than a traditional thruster?

IN time I actually ended up with thrusters running with the eclipticals for windsurf, but reckon for sup the 5 fin super squirt model probably still the go



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