Thursday, April 7, 2011

A New Twin Fin Hull- the MP-MR

Well, fairly new- a couple have been mumbling around dark alleys for
close to year now, but it's out of the bag now, since Sacred Craft.

Basically, as the name implies: the basic vibe of my MP, but combined to a genuine twin-fin
(as opposed to a fish) fin set-up. It's kind of a natural- the non-kick tail rocker of the MP, that many found stiff, is perfect for a twin setup. In fact, it's the same for both my standard MP, and a 1979
MR twin up in my rafters.

The similarity to a Lost Fish, template-wise, is obvious. It's my standard MP nose, same rate of curve as the MP, into a slightly narrower tail.
This one is 6'1; 17" x 20 1/2" x 14 3/4". The narrower tail allowed me to lose some center width ( I had to, actually, to keep the hull-turn pivot forward where it needs to be), compared to the single fin MP. It's a lot faster rail to rail, but I'm sure that the twin set-up is doing that, and not the 3/8" less width.

I'm having the best luck with these fins from 101 Fin Co., but I need to try some genuine full sized
upright twins- all the current ones on the market are too small- smaller than the original MR twins.

The point, of course, is to get some Hull Humm
off the front end. So far, it seems to Close the Deal.