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Can this vented handle be installed on the top or bottom of the board? Will the Gore vent work as designed and not leak if installed on the bottom of the board where the vent is submerged in water?
The FCS SUP Handle w/ Gortex Vent is designed to be installed on the deck of the board. If you would like to confirm the possibility of it leaking if always submerged wed would suggest reaching out to the Manufaturer FCS for confirmation.
Does your handle come in black?
The FCS SUP Handle w/ Gortex vent comes in white only.
What’s the thread count n diameter of the vortex vent ... and do u have a replacement plug
This FCS SUP Handle w/ Gortex Vent is make specifically by FCS and only fits the FCS SUP Handle.
I have a sup board that needs a handle installed on bottom for winging. I've already bought this handle from you. Is there a video on how to install this on a board that's already glass and finished?
FCS currently does not have a video showing the FCS SUP Handle w/ Goretex Vent install process. They have supplied us with the install instructions which we have linked for you here.
I noticed in the instructions that this says to install pre-glassing. Building my first HWSUP and really interested in this handle but all of the HWS instruction tutorials I have seen to date suggest handle installation after the hot coat. Is that possible with this handle?
Yes, you can certainly install the SUP handle after the hotcoat, just like a leash plug or center fin. The handle is designed so it can be installed before glassing by taping the top lip and grinding the lip open when sanding the hotcoat. But post glass is the more preferred option for most low volume board builders.