Below shows, Mike Nunnery going thru the process of installing the SUP Dagger box with alittle melt down but he corrected the situation. Great job Mike!
To follow the journey of Mike Simpson and Will Rich go to http://www.supthecoast.com/ . Honored to be part of the team guys, good luck. ENJOY THE RIDE!
February 21, 2011 the burning insideWe are itching to go. Some days fly by, others stand still. Just a couple days ago it seemed as though we had so much to do but as we get closer and closer the stress levels drop and we feel more and more confident with what we have and how we have prepared to this point. A couple of weeks ago a man by the name of Larry Allison contacted us. He is a fin maker from California who made the 8 1/2″ fin that was in the board when we got it. He informed us that there was fin technology out there that was much more advanced out there and that we needed it and that he would provide it. Deal. Let’s do it.
Larry sent us the fin boxes to install in the boards and while we were doing that he would be shaping up the new fins to change the entire performance and efficiency of the board. Sunday the 20th was the day of the install. Another of our sponsors, fellow paddler, competitor, and enthusiast, Mike Nunnery had also been in touch with Larry and was going to be doing the same installation to his own board. As some may know, Mike makes prosthetic limbs for amputees. So on Sunday morning we met him at his shop in North Kingstown, RI with fin boxes in hand.
Mike Nunnery had already created a template to use to router the slot where the fin box would be set into. First we marked a center line in each board and then measured where we would be placing the box. That way we would know where to place the template to make the cut. From there we moved on to making the cut in each board.
Luckily having a excess of materials to use at our disposal we were able to get the box installed and the integrity of the board seemed to be fine after all was done. Seeing as though we worked out the kinks with my board, the install was so quick and easy on Mike’s board, it took minutes. The boards all look great and we cannot to get those new fins in there and see how they perform. Lesson of the day, listen to yourself, go with your instinct. Sometimes you need to go a take the path less traveled. Thank you Mike Nunnery for everything you have done for us. We look forward to paddling with you again as soon as possible.