US 9,809,286 B1
Fin mounting assembly
Rachel Eileen Jorgensen, Oak View, CA (US); and Christopher Robert Fallon, Oak View, CA (US)
Filed by Rachel Eileen Jorgensen, Oak View, CA (US); and Christopher Robert Fallon, Oak View, CA (US)
Filed on Oct. 17, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/295,644.
Int. Cl. B63B 1/00 (2006.01); B63B 35/00 (2006.01); B63B 35/79 (2006.01)
CPC B63B 35/793 (2013.01) [B63B 35/7909 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A fin mounting assembly, comprising:
a fin box having an upper end that is substantially closed and a lower end that is open with an outer edge, an elongated recess is disposed substantially central along a first axis of the fin box that is adapted to receive and secure a base of a fin, the fin box having a flange with an outer border and a slot cover wall extending away from the flange along the first axis and positioned over the elongated recess; and
a cover plate having an outer border, the outer border adapted to be attached to the outer edge of the open lower end of the fin box,
wherein the flange has a gradually increasing wall height curvature along the first axis, beginning adjacent to the outer edge of the fin box near ends of the elongated recess and a greatest wall height curvature at a flange central portion.