Fin cant

Just wondering what special tools you guys have come up with to measure cant. I use a little bevel thing, but it always seems as if I eyeball the bottom of the bevel to an imagnary horizontal line that would run accross the bottom of my board. Whats the best tip or tool to use when bottom configufations get a little crazy, and it becomes hard to tell if your angle is correct?



    Howzit astevens, I used a sliding bevel square and a protractor. The protractor has the degrees and you can set the bevel square to any degree ou want. Just make sure that the curved metal part on the bevel is even with the rest of the bevel or it will throw off the degree angle. Aloha,Kokua

Whatever tickles your fancy:


I use the ‘multipurpose angle finder’ as do others on this site, as I’ve noticed.

I use a block of wood… just a piece of oak tred, about 5x5x1… with 2, 4, and 6 degree angles cut on three corners. (Actually, it’s 92, 94, and 96 degree angles). I block and set one fin at a time. Tack it up with hot lam resin, tape it up, check the angle, then go to the next fin. If I’m doing FCS plugs, I’ll set the jigs with putty. If’ I’m doing Probox boxes, you don’t need to set the cant at all… just set the boxes flush with the bottom, and use whatever cant angle inserts you like.

If I want other angles than 2, 4 or 6, I use an angle finder. They’re accurate enough for a hack like me.