Help F2 Board Damaged in Shipping

Help F2 Board Damaged in Shipping

Post by bay.. » Tue, 15 Feb 2000 04:00:00


I just bought a used F2 New Move and it was damaged in shipping.  I
have made several ding repairs before on glass and epoxy boards but I
have never repaired a production board.  The board has a 2" ding to the
nose and tail at the seams and the hull under the tail suffered a
slight buckle.  I really want to fix this board  because it was hard to
find. Does anyone have any suggestions on the materials to use
resin,paint,cloth etc.

Thanks for any help in advance,

Will

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Help F2 Board Damaged in Shipping

Post by Anthony Boese » Tue, 15 Feb 2000 04:00:00

Fix it. No!  Return it to the shipper, they will pay the bill.  The board
might be hard to get, but why take less than what you wanted.  From what
you describe of the damage, there will probably be more hidden damage under
the skin.  It is not worth fixing.

--
Anthony
Board Building Links Page
http://www.viser.net/~anthwind/

Quote:

> I just bought a used F2 New Move and it was damaged in shipping.  I
> have made several ding repairs before on glass and epoxy boards but I
> have never repaired a production board.  The board has a 2" ding to the
> nose and tail at the seams and the hull under the tail suffered a
> slight buckle.  I really want to fix this board  because it was hard to
> find. Does anyone have any suggestions on the materials to use
> resin,paint,cloth etc.

> Thanks for any help in advance,

> Will


 
 
 

Help F2 Board Damaged in Shipping

Post by Xtrspor » Wed, 16 Feb 2000 04:00:00

Quote:
>Fix it. No!  Return it to the shipper, they will pay the bill.  The board
>might be hard to get, but why take less than what you wanted.

First have the damage estimated by your local shop or anyone who does repair
work. Then make a claim with the shipper. They will need a copy of your repair
estimate, a copy of your original purchase receipt and tracking/control number.

Once you get the check you can either keep the cash and repair it yourself or
let your local shop do the repair.

Fixing the damage to a nose and tail shouldn't be too much of a problem.
They're relatively low stress areas. If you damaged a mast track, fin box or
had footstraps pulling off, I'd be more temped to have it repaired
professionally but fixing a nose or tail isn't really that hard. The good thing
is that shipping damage is dry damage so, you don't need to worry about a lot
of extra weight.

There are a couple good books on repair. One is:

Maui Boardbuilding & Repair -- Bill Walters; Paperback

Search Amazon for Sailboard Repair.

Good Luck

Skip

 
 
 

Help F2 Board Damaged in Shipping

Post by Barrywin » Mon, 13 Mar 2000 04:00:00

Will,

From my experience [don't ask... it hurts] with getting boards shipped to
me...

Next time you have a board shipped to you:

1) Make sure it is insured by the sender.
2) Have it held at the terminal.
3) Personally pick it up.
4) Unpack in the presence of a freight employee.
5) Make sure that any external damage to the box is noted before you open
the box and/or drive away.
6) I know this sounds anal, but I also take along a Polaroid instant camera
and snap a photo of any external damage and any damage to the board if
that's also the case.
7) If there is any external [box] or internal [board] damage, start the
paperwork before you take the board home. Get a name and signature(s)
before you drive away.

All the above will CYA and hopefully resolve a fair and fast damage claim.
For some freight companies, this is overkill. For others [I'll abstain from
any naming, since I don't have many data points to make a blanket
statement], it's necessary to push them into action.

Good luck with the claim,
                                          -Barry

Quote:

> I just bought a used F2 New Move and it was damaged in shipping...snip...

> Will

 
 
 

Help F2 Board Damaged in Shipping

Post by NLW TFW » Mon, 13 Mar 2000 04:00:00

Also, rewind the clock and make sure you charged the board and shipment on a
credit card, so you don't have to pay for damaged or lost or shoddy or
otherwise unacceptable merchandise or service. If you charge it and follow
certain simple rules, it becomes "VISA's" problem .... by law.

Mike \m/

 
 
 

Help F2 Board Damaged in Shipping

Post by Mingzhe » Fri, 17 Mar 2000 04:00:00

Quote:
>Subject: Re: Help F2 Board Damaged in Shipping

>Date: 03/12/2000 2:57 PM Pacific Standard Time

>Also, rewind the clock and make sure you charged the board and shipment on a
>credit card, so you don't have to pay for damaged or lost or shoddy or
>otherwise unacceptable merchandise or service. If you charge it and follow
>certain simple rules, it becomes "VISA's" problem .... by law.

>Mike \m/

>Subject: Re: Help F2 Board Damaged in Shipping

>Date: 03/12/2000 2:57 PM Pacific Standard Time

>Also, rewind the clock and make sure you charged the board and shipment on a
>credit card, so you don't have to pay for damaged or lost or shoddy or
>otherwise unacceptable merchandise or service. If you charge it and follow
>certain simple rules, it becomes "VISA's" problem .... by law.

>Mike \m/

>Subject: Re: Help F2 Board Damaged in Shipping

>Date: 03/12/2000 2:57 PM Pacific Standard Time

>Also, rewind the clock and make sure you charged the board and shipment on a
>credit card, so you don't have to pay for damaged or lost or shoddy or
>otherwise unacceptable merchandise or service. If you charge it and follow
>certain simple rules, it becomes "VISA's" problem .... by law.

>Mike \m/

Actually read the fine print on your visa statement called "Special Rules For
Credit Card Purchases" consumers have limited rights on  mail order purchases
made more than 100 miles from home. Best to do a thorough inspection before the
truck leaves  and refuse the shipment if it is damaged beyond what you are
willing to accept and repair. Better yet buy from a local shop if you still
have one.
 
 
 

Help F2 Board Damaged in Shipping

Post by NLW TFW » Sat, 18 Mar 2000 04:00:00

Re:"Actually read the fine print on your visa statement called "Special Rules
For
Credit Card Purchases" consumers have limited rights on  mail order purchases
made more than 100 miles from home."

I almost never make mail order purchases from over 100 miles from my home.
Instead, I make them from my kitchen, which is IN my home. It's where *I* am
that counts, not where the merchant is. That's the law, and any claim to the
contrary is just the credit card company's bluffing .... and they **DO** try to
bluff us.

Mike \m/