Built for speed, this SD Keel Fin is my tribute to the Steve Lis/Skip Frye fish design thread. In 2011, Skip allowed me to restore his original Lis Fish template—the same one Skip’s classic fish outline is from. I’m honored that he shared this sacred template with me, giving his blessing to continue this design tradition that was born in our backyard.
GLASSING SCHEDULE: 6 oz. + 4 oz. deck, 6 oz. bottom.
FINS: Twin 8” x 5” wooden keels, double sided foil, straight back template.
ROCKER: Low nose entry, relaxed through the tail.
RAIL: Fish style: Down rail throughout—softened from nose toward tail, back third hard edged.
BOTTOM CONTOURS: Flat bottom with a slight single concave running through the fin area.
TYPE OF WAVES: Hollow reefs and long pointbreaks, but optimal in head high to a few feet overhead.