:( fixed one problem to find a worse one

:( fixed one problem to find a worse one

Post by snowygu » Tue, 05 Jun 2007 22:52:28



Quote:
> Bob T, unfortunately you were spot on, someone did use too long of a
>***TWICE! and cracked the bottom of the insert, I let a paper clip
> drop in, went in 2 1/4"s. Not good. I'm going to dry it out for the
> next week or so, at least till most all of the water is out. Once
> that's done going to take on the project as if it was a de-lamed
> board; syringe fill with marine foam. Not sure if at this point to
> replace the insert, or just plug it.

> Nathan

You probably won't get all the water out.  Basically, it adds weight
to the board.  You can still sail it with the water.  Keep checking
for soft spots as well.  Again, you can sail with them, but the skin
often breaks when soft spots are dinged.
 
 
 

:( fixed one problem to find a worse one

Post by snowygu » Tue, 05 Jun 2007 22:55:04


Quote:
> I'm with Dog on this one.  3M 5200 is one of the best urethanes on the
> market. For the record, silicone makes it difficult for anything (like
> paint or epoxy) to stick where the silicone was applied without
> complete removal of every trace of the silicone. Putting a new insert
> in is no big deal. Check the Boardlady website.

I'm no chemist,  are you stating that a silicone is a urethane?

 
 
 

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Post by ratho.. » Mon, 25 Jun 2007 17:11:46

trialzrider,

any luck repairing the hissing insert?  did you use the 3m 5200?

kev

 
 
 

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Post by trialzride » Wed, 27 Jun 2007 20:48:22

Yeah, I bagged it for a while to get most of the water out, but, the
wind picked up so i just plugged the holes with ding stick. It
actually ran crazy loose with the single strap and got me into the
waves better than with the dual straps. Over the winter i will
probably drill and fill with foam. This fix seems to be working fine
for now.

Nathan

 
 
 

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Post by Craig Goudi » Wed, 27 Jun 2007 23:44:40

Nate,

You need to be extra careful with a board that has water in it.
Specifically, you need to keep it cool.  Don't leave it in your
car in the middle of the day, or out in direct sun.  The expanding
water inside has a tendancy to delaminate the skin,
and then you've got a really big repair.  I lost one of my favorite
slalom boards this way (a killer speedy GEM).

Good luck.

-Craig


Quote:
> Yeah, I bagged it for a while to get most of the water out, but, the
> wind picked up so i just plugged the holes with ding stick. It
> actually ran crazy loose with the single strap and got me into the
> waves better than with the dual straps. Over the winter i will
> probably drill and fill with foam. This fix seems to be working fine
> for now.

> Nathan