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How to install FCS Connect SUP fins – fast and easy to use

Featured on several 2017 Red Paddle Co boards and many 2017 Starboard Deluxe inflatable paddle boards, the FCS Connect Fin system is extremely easy to use. Doing away with all kinds of tools, nuts and bolts, the FCS Connect system allows you to insert and remove your SUP fin by hand in just a few quick and easy steps. The fin has a specially designed wear-resistant barrel and corrosion-resistant titanium pin mechanism incorporated into the base. The rest of the fin is also extremely durable and resistant.

Before you had to fiddle with a finger bolt and plate, or even a screwdriver, bolt and plate. All of which could be lost in the sand so easily. Now, just slot the pin end of the fin into the fin box, slide forward and snap it back into place. To remove, tap the fin forward, slide the pin back and remove. Easy as pie!

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Lost fins are not covered by warranty, refund or store credit. Be sure to understand how the fin installs and releases. Among other things, shallow water and/or running aground may release the fin.

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About the author: Julian Kidd
I have been an avid stand up paddle boarder since 2009. I retired from a decade of professional kiteboarding to focus on SUP. Green Water Sports grew from this love of all things SUP. As well as being a keen paddle boarder, I'm a football fan, closet petrol head, web tinkerer, husband and father.