I’ve only found a bonzer fin by captain fin co. that was bigger then 7”. True ames biggest is 7” when i look at their website.
Would an average surfer notice much difference in the 7 and 6 3/4? Which one would work better in smaller/bigger waves?
Thanks so far for the info!! Really appreciate it!
I'm about the same size as you (although ten pounds fatter than you at the moment
)and I ride a BB close to the same dimensions. I would plug a 7" in that thing and never look back. Keep in mind sliding the fin back or forward as little as 1/8" can make a difference. In Hawaii, 7" center fin on everything. I stuck a 6.5" on a 7'6" Sunset board one time because I couldn't accept a 7" fin on a tail that narrow. Big mistake. The board worked great with a 7" fin. The other one, not so much. I've had a couple of outliers, like one which was a 6'2" Egg with an e-wing and a baby swallow tail. It worked great with a 6" fin. With the bigger fins, it was too stiff. Never did figure that one out. But the standard original MC fins were 6, 6.5, and 7. There was an old 8" which I think I got on a special run from Rainbow fin Co. I used it once. I was riding this tiny, round, flat bar of soap thing and I showed up and this outside reef was detonating. Wrong board. But with the 8" fin in there, I made it work. It was worth the buy for that one session.
There's nothing wrong with doing the fin in 6 3/4" and 7+whatever. IMHO. Stretch the template out a little or shrink it down. But for your purposes, I would just get a 7" one from TA and play with moving it back and forth. If you can't make it work it may just not be your cup of tea as they say.