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When you can't sell that Quad that's in great Nic a good shape - retro fit

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Created by russh 2 months ago, 23 Mar 2019
russh
SA, 2915 posts
23 Mar 2019 2:37PM
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With a Chinook 8" fin box from Mark Taylor at Surf Sail Australia and the wealth of fibreglass skills of Mark Taylor Board Repairs in SA you end up with a very tidy large wave Quad Thruster (101) that works really well. The 20cm thruster and Stubby 12cm sides work - roll on winter swell - really for those cross off 10-30knt days where you need the float and the rocker has a calming effect on the gusts and it stomps up wind (compared to quad)

An experiment that's actually worked






Mark _australia
WA, 19102 posts
23 Mar 2019 12:36PM
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Worth keeping, they are a good tough board with the wood and carbon/innegra deck

I'm currently refurbishing an 81L a couple of years newer than that, just tiny rail dings and to be sold off. FYI of Fanatic quad fans.....

forceten
657 posts
23 Mar 2019 9:59PM
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The board didn't work as a quad, but does now as a 2+ 1?

it looks great

russh
SA, 2915 posts
24 Mar 2019 9:41AM
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forceten said..
The board didn't work as a quad, but does now as a 2+ 1?

it looks great


No was ok if windy - small fins not much drive and sluggish to get going in cross on and choppy conditions- bigger fins didn't really help - just adds some extra use ability and upwind- my mistake was buying the Quad that I couldn't sell - hence the experiment

russh
SA, 2915 posts
24 Mar 2019 7:28PM
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Good try out today definitely adds another dimension to the board - some great pics from Lano





forceten
657 posts
24 Mar 2019 10:00PM
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I might say the quad fins, could have been improved on, while not just bigger, but I will think it instead.

Did you try it as. Twin ? Twins not my cuppa but maybe yours.
i like what you did.

russh
SA, 2915 posts
25 Mar 2019 7:35AM
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No didn't try it as twin - but love my Kode 2016 wave 83 as a twinser - had a JP twin many years ago and wasn't a fan

gorgesailor
158 posts
26 Mar 2019 11:58PM
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russh said..
No didn't try it as twin - but love my Kode 2016 wave 83 as a twinser - had a JP twin many years ago and wasn't a fan


I had the same vintage in 75ltr - great board, probably would have been been fun thruster or 2+1...



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