29 Apr 2004 21:34:56
Jim
Wanted: Fin box assemby for Mistral Superlight

Does anyone know where I can find a fin box assembly for a vintage Mistral
Superlight? This version has a spring loaded retractable fin.




29 Apr 2004 22:17:14
Alan Sandoval
Re: Wanted: Fin box assemby for Mistral Superlight


"Jim" <[email protected] > wrote in message
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> Does anyone know where I can find a fin box assembly for a vintage Mistral
> Superlight? This version has a spring loaded retractable fin.
>
>

As far as I know those became unavailable around ten years ago. They were
pretty fragile and frequently needed replacement. Too bad, the Superlight
was one of the best of the old style boards. I bet someone here can make
recommendations on doing something like permanently installing a new fin,
non-pivoting. As I remember the original fin was relatively small, I'd try
to find a fin of similar size to retain the sailing characteristics of the
board. It's a board worth saving.

Good luck,

/)_




30 Apr 2004 15:11:44
Mike Adair
Re: Wanted: Fin box assemby for Mistral Superlight

We still use Mistral superlites in our Volunteer Bahama Sailing camp. Our
last spare box was used last year. In one of our boards, we installed a
powerbox. In another we simply glassed in the broken fin.

We have seen someone make a removable fin by placing saran wrap in the
cavity, mixing filler in Epoxy, placing a fin, then when it kicks off, use
the old screws to hold it in the box. Good luck

Big Mike

"Alan Sandoval" <[email protected](removespam)intertrader.net > wrote in message
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>
> "Jim" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
> > Does anyone know where I can find a fin box assembly for a vintage
Mistral
> > Superlight? This version has a spring loaded retractable fin.
> >
> >
>
> As far as I know those became unavailable around ten years ago. They were
> pretty fragile and frequently needed replacement. Too bad, the
Superlight
> was one of the best of the old style boards. I bet someone here can make
> recommendations on doing something like permanently installing a new fin,
> non-pivoting. As I remember the original fin was relatively small, I'd
try
> to find a fin of similar size to retain the sailing characteristics of the
> board. It's a board worth saving.
>
> Good luck,
>
> /)_
>
>
>