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Old 01-17-2019, 01:11 PM   #16
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Re: Tethering Shark Shield to the tip of fin w/o drilling hole in fin?

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If you want a marine adhesive that won't come off you should use 3M 5200. You could then attach a piece of plastic to hold your loop of bungee/mono.

It will be a bitch to get 5200 off, but with some elbow grease you'll eventually be able to clean it up and bring the fin back to its original condition.
i think i will try 5200, glueing a small (2-3 cm) flat piece of plastic onto the corner of the fin, with a hole and line through the edge of the flat piece of plastic.

The fins have an epoxy coat so they are very slick, but 5200 sounds like it is meant for such surfaces. The other option may be to glue a thick piece of mono running along the end portion of the blue rail (inside the groove) and attach a thinner piece of mono to a loop (or albright knot) on the thick mono, if that makes sense, this would avoid gluing anything onto the blade

I am also curious to try using a bobber on the tip of the SS tail, with no tethering to the fins, this would have the least interferences with my kick and hydrodynamics i think, because tethering messes up the performance of the fin

Thanks for the suggestions.

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Old 01-17-2019, 01:38 PM   #17
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Re: Tethering Shark Shield to the tip of fin w/o drilling hole in fin?

It is a wonder given how many years the shark shield has been around that they have not built it into a fin or created some streamlined gadget that adds a whip tail to the blade of the fin. As sharks sneak around behind you or come up at an angle from the rear as they use the advantage of surprise then the electric field is more effective at your rear so that is the reason for the trailing leash. Plus it distances the potential shock from you.
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Old 01-17-2019, 03:47 PM   #18
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Re: Tethering Shark Shield to the tip of fin w/o drilling hole in fin?

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It is a wonder given how many years the shark shield has been around that they have not built it into a fin or created some streamlined gadget that adds a whip tail to the blade of the fin. As sharks sneak around behind you or come up at an angle from the rear as they use the advantage of surprise then the electric field is more effective at your rear so that is the reason for the trailing leash. Plus it distances the potential shock from you.
the reasons you mention about how sharks approach is the only reason i don't like the cork idea. i mean it should still work, but i'd rather have the tail hanging down instead of on the surface so the tail is the first thing the shark reaches during his approach
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