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PatrickDietz00



Joined: 13 Dec 2004
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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2006 1:23 pm    Post subject: board repair advise Reply with quote

Ill try and make my question/situation brief yet comprehensive.

I had 2 soft spots on my deck with cracks in them that would have salt crystalize on when i finished windsurfing for the day. So i figured I would repair these spots knowing that they were leaking a bit of water into my board.
This is an AHD Type F 85

To repair it I did what I usually do to repair a crack: dig out the crack (I use a circular disk on a drill to make a clean narrow grove) and fill it with epoxy. Since these sections were big (an inch wide by 3 inches long) I figured I would just cut around the section and remove the skin of the deck and replace with fiberglass.

Now I have 2 really nice intact pieces of deck and 2 holes in my deck with the foam underneith still perfectly intact.

the question is:

Should I just lay down fiberglass and create a new deck, or should I lay some fiberglass down and put the 2 cut out sections of deck on top of it?

Are there any cons to placing the 2 cut outs back on the deck now that they are bonded to the board again? Or should I just lay down fiberglass?
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mewindsurf



Joined: 30 Jun 2000
Posts: 174

PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2006 4:44 pm    Post subject: RE: board repair advise Reply with quote

Heres the best board repair site Ive seen. WWW.boardlady.com.

Ihad never done nice looking board repair before, but nailed it on my 1st try after reading through her web site.

Good luck,

Mike
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claudiaut33



Joined: 15 Jun 2004
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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2006 4:55 pm    Post subject: RE: board repair advise Reply with quote

Micro-ballons availible at any hobby shop will make a good filler and mix with the glass.
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outcast



Joined: 04 May 2004
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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2006 6:10 pm    Post subject: RE: board repair advise Reply with quote

www.boardlady.com
Seriously...read all of her stuff...i think youre on the right track
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PatrickDietz00



Joined: 13 Dec 2004
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 8:46 am    Post subject: RE: board repair advise Reply with quote

thanks guys. looks like some good advise. time to finish the job today.
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Jrobb



Joined: 20 Aug 2005
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 8:51 am    Post subject: RE: board repair advise Reply with quote

I third the boardlady site. But to your question. I would skip reusing the old stuff and use filler (microballoons and/or cabosil) and glass and carbon if necessary. If you really want to reuse the old, it should be cleaned of old material still stuck to it before reusing...and possibly a layer of glass on top sanded painted and re-gripped if needed.
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