Brasillian fin system - (Expans?) - anyone know a UK supplier?

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Brasillian fin system - (Expans?) - anyone know a UK supplier?

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Hellooo swaylockers :-)


 


I just bought a slightly dinged, but otherwise quite tasty brasilian little thruster from ebay for a bargain £30. The owners were clearing out their garage and it was left in their house by the previous tennants The shape is by Avelino Basto, and it should be perfect for my September trip to france.


However, It has no fins. The ebay selelr has no idea where they are. The fin sytem is called Expans (I think), but google comes up blank. I will try and describe it as best as I can (my camera is broke!)


-it looks a bit like a lokbox setup, but it has a wierd shaped slot with angular sides and a round end on plan and teeny weeny teeth at the front end of the fin slot.


-It has a threaded hole in the middle (longways) beside the slot going straight down (not at an angle like fcs). probaly a turny/locky thing like lokbox


-It seems that the back/centre fin can be set up in two positions - forward or backwards,


 


Now, my questions;


Can I get hold of these fins in the UK, or indeed anywhere, anymore?


Or would it be easier to rip out the boxes (they are LocBox size) and glass in some new fins!


Cheers,


Tom


 


 


 

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I post a photo of expans plugs...is this thing u have?


I never seen this plugs in brasil , dont know why Avelino bastos used it, I  have a board from him and it has fcs plugs.


Also I have a set of expans fins that I use on fcs plugs....so you probably can use fcs on your plugs...


If you try FCS and it does not fit, just cut the plugs out and set fcs plugs.....expans fins are not as good as fcs

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That's the one! Cheers horsemouth :-)

so does anyone have a spare set of the expans system fins?

I dont see how I could put fcs into these plugs - and removing the plugs is seeming easier and easier.

However; I am wondering if all that drilling  and cutting will weaken the board. I might just glass in over the top of the plugs. the path of least resistance?

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I do this way: Take the bad plugs out , put foam in the hole and sand it level , glass is perfectly (2 layers of cloth) , and then install the FCS ones like in a new board. Or glass ons whatever you want.


the board will be like new ...

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...hello,

those plugs ARE better than the old fcs crap.

the plugs have better anchoring than fcs

those teeths are to change TOE IN.

The plastic fins are very similar in quality to most brands

The fcs fiberg fins are better quality.

so, let them in the board and put fcs fins or knock offs

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