SH17 foot brace install

Posted by Ryan Sharrow on Feb 7, 2006

I am thinking of trying to mount the foot braces on my shearwater 17 without having external hardware by mounting the braces to a wood strip and epoxying this to the hull. I am 6'1" 195 lbs, and am planning on using this boat quite acively (surfing, rolls, etc.). Will this mounting be strong enough, or should I just deal with the aesthetics of the external hardware (since looks are really my only reason for considering this). My other concern is that the modified mounting will add unnecessary weight. Thanks for the help!



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