Making keel fins is not that difficult but it's alway nice to have some guidance along the way. This post offers you a quick DIY guide and also include a template for the fins. Shapers Resources: DIY Fin Guide with Template
Okay, let’s make some keel fins.
You will need to purchase: wax paper, wood, fin rope, fiberglass cloth and resin.
Wear a mask or get eco resin.
Now, find a nice flat place to create your fin art.
Cut out your fins.
Now follow these directions.
- Make fins from wood of choice
- Place on wax paper
- Add fiberglass fin rope (around fins dude)
- Drape with 8oz cut cloth
- Add resin to fins, rope, & cloth (just pour it on)
- When hard-ish, peel UP from underside
Grab the life-size Fin Template below
Congrats on your continuing great work.
Stupid question but in relation to building mini keel fins – why fibreglass fin rope around the edge of the fin when glassing?
Extra strength bro.