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The NRS Fin Replacement Plate holds the fins (also called skegs) used on NRS inflatable SUP boards and the NRS Pike Fishing IK.
  • Easily attaches to your inflatable SUP board or NRS Pike with Stabond Adhesive, item number 38704.01.
  • To attach this plate to a rigid fiberglass, composite or plastic board or boat, use G/flex Epoxy Adhesive, Item # 50201.01.
  • The Replacement Plate accepts our 2", 5" and 9" fins (Item # 86101.02).
  • Internal length of the slot the fin slides into is 7 1/2" (19 cm) and the width is 1 3/8" (3.5 cm).
  • On top of the plate, the distance from the open end of the fin slot to the center of the groove that the locking tab slides across is 5 1/2" (14 cm). The width of that groove is 5/8" (1.6 cm).
  • Overall footprint is 5.5" (14 cm) x 10.5" (26.7 cm).

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Removable, interchangeable fins add versatility and convenience to your NRS inflatable SUP board. You can select your fin setup to suit whatever kind of paddling you want to do, from ocean surfing to fitness touring to river running. Installing the fins on your stand up paddleboard is quick and easy. Just follow these simple instructions.

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  • NRS Fin Replacement Plate

    Q:

    Could this fin plate possibly be attached to my old Perception Corsica kayak which I believe is made of polyethylene? I'm looking for some way to make that kayak track better when lending to friends paddling with me in the lake.
    Asked on 6/26/2015 by Capt. Bill from Redwood Valley, CA

    6 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Capt. Bill
      Yes it can I have a Mission Flow kayak, and have attached two fin plates. I used an off the shelf selley's adhesive designed for poly, plastics and other materials. I use mine in the surf on good sized waves and the fins provide greater manoeuvrability when combined with thigh braces.
      Terry

      Answered on 6/28/2015 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I glued one of these to an older plastic ww kayak, used JB weld epoxy and holding fine

      Answered on 6/26/2015 by Dave from Madison WI
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Tell Captain Bill I put the replacement plate (and fin) on a Walker Bay
      Airis high pressure inflatable and it's made a world of difference. I just
      used the glue that came with the Airis repair kit and it worked fine. A
      quick Google search should reveal what sort of glue will be required for
      each combo of fin plate and boat.
      Good luck.

      Answered on 6/26/2015 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Capt Bill,
      I have attached the NRS 5" replacement fin to my inflatable kayak and it did improve the tracking. The white portion of the anchor plate is flexible to conform to the shape of the hull. The black portion is rigid so would adhere best to a straight/flat part of the hull. Order it and determine if you have a a good flat/straight place; if not return it. But my guess is there is a spot or two on most hulls suitable for this fin. Or if the best place is slightly off center/keel, then place two, one on either side of the keel. Now that would really add some tracking to your lender kayak.
      The web site says this about plastic/ hard shell crafts;
      To attach this plate to a rigid fiberglass, composite or plastic board or boat, use G/flex Epoxy Adhesive, Item # 50201.01
      Happy straight paddling,
      Anthony J Adams

      Answered on 6/26/2015 by Anonymous
    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      Capt. Bill, this fin plate can be attached using G-Flex 655 Epoxy Adhesive, Item # 50215.01. There on the product page, under the More Information section, click on the first bullet. There, click on the top right-hand link. Those D-ring patches are ones we sent their lab while deciding if we should carry the adhesive. Also there on the product page is a link to the very detailed instructions that come with the G/flex. Polyethylene is difficult to glue, but G/flex will do it, as long as you follow the instructions. Give us a call with any questions, 800.635.5202.

      Answered on 6/26/2015 by Kyle from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I attached one using 5 stainless screws through the rubber material around the mounting plate. Not pretty but it works great!
      Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

      Answered on 6/26/2015 by Anonymous
  • NRS Fin Replacement Plate

    Q:

    Is the mounting fabric made of PVC?

    I see you recommend Stabond to attach it, but I have Clifton Urethane adhesive at home... can I use that to attach this to my PVC IK?
    Asked on 5/28/2015 by J from Canada

    4 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I think it is pvc, I used Clifton on my ik because I liked not having to mix, and man does it stick. Mark it out good where you want it, cause once it goes down, it won't move or slide around.

      Answered on 5/28/2015 by the animal from Spokane, WA
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Just sourced from NRS site:
      Item #38700.01*Clifton* *Urethane* *Adhesive* Excellent one-part contact
      *adhesive* for PVC and *urethane.*The 4 oz. size comes with brush
      applicator built into the lid. Coverage Guidelines: 4 ounces should cover 1
      - 1.5sq. ft. of patch (both surfaces), with 2 thin coats. Shelf life: 1
      year
      ​Don't know the application but I installed a NRS removable skeg on my pvc
      kayak with Clifton urethane adhesive and it is a solid long term looking
      seal. Jimbo​

      Answered on 5/28/2015 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Yes, J, It is made of PVC. Your Clifton Urethane Adhesive should work fine. If you need them, there are written instructions and video linked there on the product page, Item # 38700.01.

      Answered on 5/28/2015 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      As long as it is approved for PVC use it should be just fine!
      Casey
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 5/28/2015 by Anonymous
  • NRS Fin Replacement Plate

    Q:

    Hey Clyde! Will the Skeg Replacement Kit work on my Tributary Tomcat Solo or do I need to get the Skeg Replacement Kit from Aire? If so, can I order one through NRS? Thank you for your help! Julie, former NRS CSR :)
    Asked on 7/10/2014 by Julie from Moscow, ID

    4 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I used this skeg plate and the larger fin on my aire linx II and it makes a big difference for flat water travel. I purchased the smaller skeg and cut the fin off to act as an insert so the base would not get filled with debris when river running.

      Answered on 7/17/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The NRS skegs have their own locking and track system that is excellent but
      not compatible with any other skegs that I have seen. If you buy the track
      and skeg, you can easily glue the track in front of or beside the original
      tract slip in the NRS skeg and your good to go.

      Answered on 7/15/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I don't see why it wouldn't work on an inflatable kayak. I put 2 on an
      inflatable paddle board to experiment with different fin placement, etc and
      they have held up and on quite well. Just be sure to follow all the steps
      for preparing the area for the plate and you shouldn't have any problems.
      Bob

      Answered on 7/13/2014 by Bluegrass Bob from Louisville, Ky
    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      Julie, the kit should work just fine with a Tributary Tomcat. Be sure to use Stabond as your adhesive to attach it.

      Answered on 7/11/2014 by Kyle from NRS
  • NRS Fin Replacement Plate

    Q:

    hey guys i want to use these type fins as side grabbers on my bic sup which has one center fin that is made of plastic of some sort. Can i glue this to the board directly using stabond or is that only for gluing to rubber (ie inflatable) sups?
    Asked on 11/7/2013 by coolguy

    3 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The base for the fins is made with PVC. Inflatable SUPs are also made
      from PVC so gluing them to inflatable SUPs works great (probably better
      with one of the NRS PVC glues (clifton or vynabond) although I suppose
      stabond might work also). If you bic board is rigid I am not sure what
      the surface material is made from or how well gluing it will work. I
      guess you can give it a try. Stabond is supposedly better for different
      materials so maybe it has a better chance if your board is not PVC. If
      you want to do a simpler experiment - NRS sells small PVC D-ring
      patches. You could try gluing one of those to the top of the board and
      see if it works (need more tie-downs?). I glued some of the PVC d-rings
      to the top of my inflatable sup(s) several years ago and they have
      worked very well.
      I tried gluing some of these NRS fins to a hypalon (rubber) inflatable
      kayak (for rivers where there is a lot of flat water) with stabond and
      that did not last (they lasted long enough to shear off half of a fin in
      a rapid but they all peeled off in less than a year). But gluing PVC to
      PVC works great.
      I am just curious - these fins are pretty substantial (in either size
      that NRS provides) for a SUP. Are you trying to get more tracking? If
      so, you might want to check out double bladed SUP paddles. I have been
      doing some multi-day standup paddling on rivers standing on inflatable
      kayaks that turn way to easily (good for whitewater, not so good for
      flat). I got a double bladed paddle for standup (the 2 choices I am
      aware of are fairly pricey) and it made a big difference in cutting down
      on the work I had to do to keep my boat going straight (I have a lot of
      paddling experience so I believe it was not just a matter of poor
      technique).
      Good luck,
      Paul

      Answered on 11/7/2013 by Standup Rafter from Bellingham, WA
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      You can certainly glue it to other surfaces. The plate is PVC, so you'll have to have an adhesive that's compatible with PVC and with the material on your board. It looks like Bic has pretty good data on board materials, so check that out. Take a look at G/flex Epoxy, Item # 50201.01, it sticks great to PVC, fiberglass and many plastics.

      Answered on 11/7/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I have built two wooden Kahalo Sups a 12’ and a 14’. I have used these on both of the boards for the fins and they work well. I would suggest that you research what type of adhesive will work well with what you are working with. I used an epoxy based adhesive on mine.
      Rodney Meryweather

      Answered on 11/7/2013 by Anonymous
  • NRS Fin Replacement Plate

    Q:

    which glue should i use if i am to glue it to HDPE kayak?
    thanx
    Gana
    Asked on 6/10/2013 by GGGG from CA

    3 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I used the recommended method of Stabond glue to attach my NRS PVC skeg
      pads to my hypalon inflatable kayak and that worked quite well.
      Unfortunately I do not have experience with PE which is noted for being
      very solvent/glue resistant. Maybe someone with experience will respond
      to the question. Otherwise all that I can offer is this link
      http://www.ehow.com/how_8641794_glue-hdpe.html that refers to several
      epoxies that reportedly can glue various materials including PVC to PE.
      As always please follow the application and safety instructions for such
      products carefully if you do use them.

      Answered on 6/13/2013 by Standup Rafter from Bellingham, WA
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Gana, G/flex Epoxy, Item # 2272, is one of the few adhesives that will bond to HDPE. And, it will also bond well to the PVC of the Skeg Plate. Be sure to closely follow the directions, including the flame treating of the boat area. Here's an article with more info - http://www.epoxyworks.com/26/pdf/Gluing_plastic_Gflex.pdf

      Answered on 6/10/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Sorry, don't know. HDPE doesn't take glue very well. When we use it for pipes it is usually welded or joined by mechanical couplers, unlike PVC. However, a quick internet search indicates that there are some specialty glues that would do the job. How easily available they are, how expensive, etc., I just don't know. On the plus side, this skeg is not going to get the kind of forces that, for example, D-rings holding a raft to a frame would. If you wanted to test a particular glue, you could do it on polyethylene milk or detergent jug. Bon chance!

      Answered on 6/10/2013 by Anonymous
  • NRS Fin Replacement Plate

    Q:

    Hi, Do ou supply glue for fixing to pvc inflatable kayak
    regards tim horn
    Asked on 6/2/2013 by tim from nsw coast aust.

    2 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Glue is not supplied.

      Answered on 6/5/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Tim, we recommend Stabond Adhesive, Item # 1903, for this repair.

      Answered on 6/2/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Fin Replacement Plate

    Q:

    Hi,

    I have 3 questions.
    1) This item still shows out of stock (20-May). Any idea when it will be back in stock?
    2) What is the best glue to use when sticking this onto a SUP?
    3) Do this plate also fit the 2" NRS skeg?

    Thanks
    Brent
    Asked on 5/20/2013 by Brent from United States

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Brent, should be back in stock by second week in June. We suggest Stabond Adhesive, Item # 1903 for the glue on a PVC or urethane coated inflatable. If you've gluing it to something else, check back in with us. And yes the 2", 5" and 9" skegs fit in it.

      Answered on 5/20/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Fin Replacement Plate

    Q:

    What is this plate made out of?
    Is it flexible or solid?
    Asked on 4/17/2013 by Eric from Missoula, MT

    6 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Rubberized material that is semi-flexible so it can be glued to a pontoon.

      Answered on 4/18/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      It's sturdy plastic. It has a bit of flex to absorb impact.

      Answered on 4/17/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The slot that the skeg slides into and the skeg seem to be a fairly
      rigid plastic. The surrounding material in the base is a flexible pvc
      fabric - providing the surface that will be glued to your board or boat.

      Answered on 4/17/2013 by Standup Rafter from Bellingham, WA
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The center track is hard and rigid plastic surrounded entirely by a rubber flange. You see both surfaces in the photo. The rubber outer flange is what is glued to the bottom of your craft. however I also applied cement to the hard plastic center but I will never know if this additional surface actually stuck and if so helped in strengthening the bond; the rubber to rubber bond was more than effective in permanently securing this to the boat.

      Answered on 4/17/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      It's made of two different materials. Where the fin attaches is rigid injection molded plastic
      and includes a moving plastic lock -key to hold the fin, and it's bonded to a soft plastic or
      rubber-like material you can glue to your boat

      Answered on 4/18/2013 by Dave from Madison WI
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hi Eric, The raised part in the picture hard plastic (the piece with the slot to accept the skeg, which is also hard plastic). It is glued to a sheet of flexible PVC, which is the larger flat area around the raised part. The PVC sheet provides the large surface area for you to glue to the boat. Does that help?

      Answered on 4/19/2013 by Anonymous
  • NRS Fin Replacement Plate

    Q:

    When will this item be back in stock?
    Asked on 4/17/2013 by Eric from Missoula, MT

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Eric, they should be back in stock first week in May.

      Answered on 4/17/2013 by Clyde from NRS
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5.0

and now the boat tracks strait!

By dsm7

from Denver, CO

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  • Compact
  • Improves Cheap Boats

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    Comments about NRS Fin Replacement Plate:

    I was very happy to find this plate and fin. I glued it to my Sevy Rio fishing IK and it really improved the Tracking. I love that it is easy to remove or change the skeg. Installation was strait forward, you just have to be careful. Prep with mek, Draw a center line on both the plate and boat, then outline the plate where you want it and glue it up. I used Clifton and it worked great.

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    5.0

    great idea

    By the animal

    from Spokane, WA

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    • Affordable
    • Easy To Attatch
    • Slick Operation

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        Comments about NRS Fin Replacement Plate:

        I got this to try and make my inflatable kayak(made more for whitewater) track a little better on the lake. Unfortunately, now I probably won't be able to test it till spring

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        5.0

        Product performed very well

        By Bluegrass Bob

        from Louisville, Ky

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        Comments about NRS Fin Replacement Plate:

        I purchased this plate to make a modification to an inflatable SUP board and it worked just as I planned and designed. A plate and short fin placed forward on a board will provide better tracking esp. in flat water racing.

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