All of the downloadable resources on the GEARBOX system are collected on this one page to make it simpler to find information. As more information becomes available it will be added to this page.

Fin Layout Guides

Below are a links to a series of fin layout guides for different types of boards, and for different fin setups.

These layout guides can be used to provide information on the positioning of fins. They are not specified for a given board length as they are intended to be used as a starting point. It is left to the builder to determine their preferred layout.

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    • QUAD LAYOUT
      This is a guide to the fin layout for a typical tight cluster quad, that will deliver the best perfomance when coupled with our fins.
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      QUAD fin Layout

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      A PDF version of this layout can be viewed and downloaded by clicking on the button below.

    • 5FIN LAYOUT
      This is a guide to the fin layout for a 5FIN SETUP, it uses a combination of the QUAD and THRUSTER layouts.
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      5FIN fin Layout

      Revision 2

      A PDF version of this layout can be viewed and downloaded by clicking on the button below.

    • THRUSTER LAYOUT
      This is a guide to the fin layout for a standard thruster, that will deliver the best perfomance when coupled with our fins.
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      5FIN fin Layout

      Revision 2

      A PDF version of this layout can be viewed and downloaded by clicking on the button below.

    • 2PLUS1 LAYOUT
      This is a guide to the fin layout for a standard longboard 2PLUS1 setup, it uses a fairly conventional layout for the side fins, for a more ahgressive layout they could be moved further forward.
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      2PLUS1 Fin Layout

      Revision 2

      A PDF version of this layout can be viewed and downloaded by clicking on the button below.

    • QUAD KNEEBOARD LAYOUT
      This is a guide to the fin layout for a QUAD setup on a kneeboard, which tend to be a lot further forward than the typical quad setup.
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      QUAD Kneeboard Fin Layout

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      A PDF version of this layout can be viewed and downloaded by clicking on the button below.

    • 5FIN KNEEBOARD LAYOUT
      This is a guide to the fin layout for a 5FIN setup on a kneeboard, uses the quad layout and adds a center fin. This guide can also be used for a kneeboard thruster by dropping the back fins.
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      QUAD Kneeboard Fin Layout

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      A PDF version of this layout can be viewed and downloaded by clicking on the button below.

    • FIN SETUP PRIMER
      This primer will hopefully provide a few insights into the effects of various adjustments in fin layout to the performance of a board.
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      FIN SETUP Primer

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      A PDF version of this layout can be viewed and downloaded by clicking on the button below.

    Fin Base Details

    Below are links to a series of files that provide details about the GEARBOX fin base and how to adjust for keel fins.

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      • STANDARD FIN BASE
        This guide provides all of the details on the standard GEARBOX base.
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        GEARBOX Fin Base

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        A PDF version of this layout can be viewed and downloaded by clicking on the button below.

      • ALTERNATE FIN BASE
        This guide shows how the stadard fin base can be modified to provide more adjustment.
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        ALTERNATE Fin Base

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        A PDF version of this layout can be viewed and downloaded by clicking on the button below.

      • KEEL FIN BASE
        This guide shows how the base should be positioned on a typical keel fin with a very long base.
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        KEEL Fin Base

        Revision 3

        A PDF version of this layout can be viewed and downloaded by clicking on the button below.

      • KEEL FIN MARK ADJUSTMENT
        Due to the length of the base of the typical keel fin the shapers mark needs to be adjusted to place the box in the correct location. This guide shows how to perform the adjustment.
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        KEEL FIN Mark Adjustment

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        A PDF version of this layout can be viewed and downloaded by clicking on the button below.

      Technical Documentation

      Downloadable copies of the installation guides that are available for the system, these are the same as the ones provided in the install kits. Plus a fin setup primer to better understand the dynamics of fin setup. Additionally, there are also links to the GEARBOX brochure that can be downloaded and printed.

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        • STANDARD INSTALL GUIDE
          This guide covers the standard install procedure for the GEARBOX fin system. This is most commonly used for installtion in polyurethane blanks.
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          GEARBOX STD Install Guide

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          A PDF version of this layout can be viewed and downloaded by clicking on the button below.

        • 1ROUT or EPS INSTALL
          This guide covers the install procedure for the GEARBOX fin system in low desnity EPS, or when using the 1ROUT approach.
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          1ROUT Install Guide

          Revision 11

          A PDF version of this layout can be viewed and downloaded by clicking on the button below.

        • GEARBOX BROCHURE
          GEARBOX Fin System borchure.
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          GEARBOX Brochure

          Revision 7

          A PDF version of this brochure can be viewed and downloaded by clicking on the button below.

        • GEARBOX A4 BROCHURE
          GEARBOX Fin System A4 size brochure.
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          GEARBOX A4 Brochure

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          A PDF version of this brochure can be viewed and downloaded by clicking on the button below.

        Offices

        We have two primary office locations for GEARBOX and Hanalei Fins, Australia and the USA. Contact info is provided below but the preferred contact method is through the CONTACT form on this site.

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        +61 417 243 592

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        +1 808 639 5303


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