Bonzer center fins retrofitted with balsa and agave wood by our friend John Cherry.
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amazing Jp…that´s true craftsmanship!the holes on the bottom are there for?
how are they finish?
Was that a one time deal or will John make more on request? I would love to one of those in my bonzer.
If you give John a fin he will retrofit it for around $60. We are now leaving more fiberglass in the tip because the fins pictured are actually too flexy. The fins are re-glassed, hot-coasted, sanded and then glossed. I’ve just been doing a wetsanded finish.
You can e-mail John, firstname.lastname@example.org
Drilling holes in the base removes a lot of excess weight. I’ve never liked all that dead weight in the base of any fin. Getting the center fin lighter helps Bonzer come out of the gate faster on medicore waves.
Wow. Thats a beautiful fin. How is he doing such a clean job of cutting the center out w/o snapping or cracking the fin?
I think he uses lazer beams.
LOOKS like it. 😀
Hey, my friend Andy picked up his bonzer from you the other week, an army green 7 footer…
laser beams? you ´re joking? right…
why doesn’t true ames make the fins with a base like that in the first place?
have you experienced any structural problems from drilled out fins? (i.e., base cracks due to fin torsion)
See the extra holes drilled in the fins (center fins)? Those were a little over kill so I filled them back up with UV resin. I’ve had no problems with the bigger holes drilled out of the center of the base. I think it’s the way to go with center fins. If you have a drill at home go for it.
I just traded my computer-programmed laser , straight across, for a 1958 Velzey Pig, in pretty decent shape. Boy did I get the better deal! So now, I’m just using a saw again.
HEHE. Awesome fins John.
I want one