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My JP snapped in half, can it be fixed ????
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surfalex



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 4:37 pm    Post subject: My JP snapped in half, can it be fixed ???? Reply with quote

My beloved 2005 JP FSW 85l broke in half after a pretty big jump and a flat landing
According to the boardlady, the board can be fixed. Can it ?? Do you have any tips/ advice / recommendations. Looks like bottom has three layers, divinycell ( maybe ), plus something ?? and glassfiber. Top only has two layers ( see pics )
It's only worth a few hundred bucks so spending a significiant amount of $$ having it proffesionally fixed is not worth it. ( local quote of $550 ) And i want to learn... this would be a great challange..



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mchaco1



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

just follow the boardladys step by step, it looks relatively cheap and straightforward
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How much is your time worth? It can be fixed, but it will be heavy, and it
will take a lot of time. $550 is a deal to fix that. My opinion is that
you should look for a used board, in good condition, which you could
probably find for around $450.

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damel



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its not worth it in terms of cost probably but if you are looking for a new hobby.... It will cost close to 500$ for materials and tools to do it right assuming you don't already have most of the tools you need. To make the repair correctly so that it doesn't break again a week after getting back on the water you will probably need to vacuum bag the board. Just the first step of faring and getting the pads off is way more of a pain than you think it will be.

There is also some serious de-lam on the bottom which was probably a contributing factor to the board breaking that needs to be fixed.

My suggestion is it will make a better sculpture than a board at this point.

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DelmarEdward



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought all you gorge guys liked small boards. You could just fiberglass over the end and have a 40 liter board.
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isobars



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Swap meets, Alex. JP FSWs grow on trees at them. I've seen up to 6 or 8 at one big meet; snagged my carefully selected '06 last year for about $400 in excellent condition. I was too slow to get the one an old guy sold for a couple of hundred dollars when his wife quit sailing; it lasted less than five minutes.

My last snapped board got repaired under warranty by its maker, then sold dirt cheap with full disclosure to a lightweight who had no interest in jumping; no way I was going to trust it again.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can it be fixed ? yes
Is it worth it, not hardly

how many layers on the bottom vs the top, doesn't much matter, they aren't continuous anymore.

From an educational aspect, this could be a fun project. If it worked.

or
be one of those : that the operation was a success, but the patient died anyway.

I would screw half the garage wall and look loving at it from time to time.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

U2U2U2 wrote:
I would screw half to the garage wall ...

The front half, coming out of the wall, in the den.
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LeeD



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All the replies are certainly worthy of consideration.
As a project, one that will take all winter, sure, give it a shot.
As a sailing Bump n Jump board for 4.2 to 5.7 conditions, no chance, you can buy one cheaper at any swap meet.
Eva can fix it fine.....for about 500.
YOU, OTOH, even if you knew exactly what and how to do it, no chance, it will break landing a jump, during takeoff, or even while being pumped hard.
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RickCronk



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surfalex-"It's only worth a few hundred bucks so spending a significiant amount of $$ having it proffesionally fixed is not worth it. ( local quote of $550 ) And i want to learn... this would be a great challange.. "

Yes, it may prove a worthwhile challenge.

No, right now it's not worth anything. Put in $550 to make a repair and you're still in the red if it was only worth a couple of hundred to begin with.

You'll find another and continue to confidently land those hucks without fear that another break and a swim await.

Either way, good luck.

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