Carbon Surf Kayak Fins Archive

Carbonology catch-up

It dawned on me just recently that so far this year I hadn’t mentioned any proper ‘carbonology’ at all.. I was reminded because another big roll of the shiny expensive black stuff was delivered last week ready for an autumn of moulding.. I have no surf kayak fins left in stock which is a situation to be sorted soonest I think, and I’m making myself another carbon Greenland paddle.. not because there is anything wrong …

another post of a carbon flavour…

I feel as if I should apologise to my cycling readership for the recently rather kayak-heavy flavour of my posts… It’s not that I am not riding, I am.. it’s just that nothing exciting is going on in that department right now.. Just cruising around and not really missing the racing scene and attendant training schedules at all :-) I may have some adventure cycling flavour of news to share soon however but in the …

a final bit of fintology..

hmm, fintology.. that’s a stupid word but it’s all I could think of for the minute. I’m stuck in waiting for a courier this morning so I may as well fill some blank space on your screen.. This is probably the final carbon kayak fin post for now.. it needs to be posted as the fins have been through a reasonable amount of testing now and appear to be doing very well. Despite being hollow …

another carbon Greenland paddle

I’ve just finished making myself a second carbon Greenland paddle. The first one has been a great success, very nice to use – comfortable and very efficient, and has proven itself more than tough enough. The reason for this new one is that I wanted to modify the blade profile slightly and vacuum bag the components rather than just rely on a hand layup. Rather than start again from scratch I simply modified the original …

carbon surf kayak fin – finished article

an update on the carbon fin project is in order I think.. mission success if you like.. (previous posts on making the blank and the mould here <link>) I’m still playing around with the layup of the fin shells but this first fin has 5 layers of carbon at the root tapering to 3 at the tip. The root area itself is filled out to the rectangular profile using scraps of carbon with a random …

more carbonology, a surf kayak fin project

(* for more & updates on this project click hereĀ *) This is very much in the realm of experimental, I have no idea if this is going to work out because of the fine detail in the moulding and the strength required so I’ll introduce the project and what I’ve done so far and then say no more until it is either a huge success or a miserable failure.. Surf kayak fins have a hard …