It takes a skilled forklift operator to slide this Naiad fin onto its slightly tapered shaft smoothly, and without binding. Note the spiral groove in the shaft to help lock the fin in place. The white fitting in front of the shaft is a weed guard that has yet to be painted.
This Memorial Day, remember those who were lost serving our country on the high seas in the U.S. Navy aboard PT Boats. Recently we were invited out for a ride on the only operational combat-veteran PT Boat, PT 305 in New Orleans.
See what it was like here. ▶