Here's a shape that accepts the right depth, width and angle for both FCS and Futures bases. This is a side box, the drawings are in mm units and the FCS angle is accurately 6 degrees.
What's the length of the Futures fin base Surfoils?
You could have the main channel for the Futures running the whole length of the box and have two extra indents in that channel for the FCS fins - located in the appropriate locations of course.
Both bases are about the same length..here's a pic comparison.
Even if this new box only accepted FCS and Futures, it means I choose whatever fins I want, even mix and match with both companies.
With a full channel for the FCS it would mean you could adjust the FCS fins back and forth by 1/2 inch in both directions...?
"Get out of the library and into the lab"
Acqua, thanks for that tip. So do you think the FCS2 is the right one to incorporate ?
I played around with a few sets in a surfshop yesterday and I now see what others are saying about getting fins in and out. It requires strength and coordination but Its a beautiful system.
Acqua, nice thinking !! And with the two tab fin in the open channel you get 1.5 inches of fore and aft adjustment. Just for fun.
Thanks for your help man.
It's looking good.
And I checked out the FCS 2 dimensions, they will fit very nicely into the new box, I suppose we can't call it Swaybox ?
Here's a pic of all three systems overlayed... The FCS2 tabs are 6 mm thick, 14 mm deep, both tabs cover 99mm, the front hook sits out 9mm in front of the leading edge at the base.
I Luckily ran into an FCS rep today and he said that the FCS2 boxes are canted at 9 degrees.
and 5 degrees, and 3 degrees and zero degrees. for the FCSII boxes
but you are getting there........