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Mistral Competition SST....broken fin box....help!
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Hi MI Windsurfing.  A friend gave me a tip about posting a message here seeking help.  Here goes...I recently broke the fin box on an old (circa 1986) Mistral Competition SST board.  This was an old…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Nelson Aug 28, 2015.

 

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Eric Nelson replied to Eric Nelson's discussion Mistral Competition SST....broken fin box....help!
"Hi Doug...sadly, I have yet to get the board back out on the water.  I did find a replacement part from a very similar Mistral board a friend happened to have lying in her garage.  It basically fits, but the screw holes are not quite the…"
Aug 28, 2015
Doug Marshall replied to Eric Nelson's discussion Mistral Competition SST....broken fin box....help!
"Hello Eric, was wondering if you were able to resolve your issue with your fin box.  I have the exact same problem and am trying to repair/replace it.  If you were able to repair or replace would you mind sharing that info with me?…"
Aug 27, 2015
Eric Nelson replied to Eric Nelson's discussion Mistral Competition SST....broken fin box....help!
"Sadly, THIS is the friend who suggested I try this site to find the part I need.  The stars did not align b/c he in fact had the exact same board and gave it away just weeks before mine broke.  I will keep looking!"
Sep 5, 2013
Scott replied to Eric Nelson's discussion Mistral Competition SST....broken fin box....help!
Sep 4, 2013
Brian replied to Eric Nelson's discussion Mistral Competition SST....broken fin box....help!
"Eric, RE the fin box surface plate, is it possible to repair the plate itself with epoxy?  Having not seen it 'live', I can't tell. I've heard that Larson's in CO has old Mistral parts.  You might call them: …"
Sep 4, 2013
Scott replied to Eric Nelson's discussion Mistral Competition SST....broken fin box....help!
"Seems like you've already found the chinook parts... I've been happy with these guys: http://www.fiberglasssupply.com/Product_Catalog/SurfSailcom/surfsailcom.html Your best bet may be to scour craigslist looking for the SST to scavenge…"
Sep 4, 2013
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Mistral Competition SST....broken fin box....help!

Hi MI Windsurfing.  A friend gave me a tip about posting a message here seeking help.  Here goes...I recently broke the fin box on an old (circa 1986) Mistral Competition SST board.  This was an old style "American" style fin box (I think that is what it is called anyway).The broken part came out of the board very simply with 3 screws and looks like what you see in the picture.  It was not bonded in.  I am trying to find a suitable replacement part either via some aftermarket supplier or by…See More
Sep 4, 2013
Eric Nelson replied to Patrick J. Cazabon's discussion mistral parts
"Old post, but I just came across it and can add some insight which might help someone. I have one of the Competition SST mast bases (and board), but have also retrofitted with the big brass nut as suggested below.  This has worked beautifully…"
Sep 4, 2013
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