HELP URGENT.Fixing a damaged board

HELP URGENT.Fixing a damaged board

Post by Kirsty Timso » Sun, 23 Feb 1997 04:00:00


 HELP !!!!  

 I just stoved the back of my board (twisted the fin in the fin box ) and
creased the foam so the fin box doesn't sit straight. IS IT FIXABLE..

  I went to try a chop hop and as i pushed against the fin it gave way and
folded sideways squishing the foam.....

    CAN IT BE FIXED !!!!!!!!   HOW !!!!!!!!!

 PLEASE HELP ME COZ I CANT AFFORD A NEW BOARD AND I NEED TO SAIL.

 
 
 

HELP URGENT.Fixing a damaged board

Post by Riccardo Fregg » Sun, 23 Feb 1997 04:00:00

Buy the 'Maui Board and repair' booklet by Bill Walters, published by Sun Flare Maui, IBSN # 0-9630623-0-1.  
It's all there.  I replaced the finbox of my E-Rock and it worked fine (used too much epoxy though, it's too
heavy now).

Still, the best option is to buy a new board.

 
 
 

HELP URGENT.Fixing a damaged board

Post by william l kle » Mon, 24 Feb 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> Buy the 'Maui Board and repair' booklet by Bill Walters, published by Sun Flare Maui, IBSN # 0-9630623-0-1.

you might also check out the mastbox repair documented here:

  http://www.mm.mtu.edu/~drjohn/windsurfing/mastbox/mastbox.html

fin box is the same process.

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HELP URGENT.Fixing a damaged board

Post by Paul Bostwic » Tue, 25 Feb 1997 04:00:00

William L Kelb's Tips andeb pointer was great. I'll only add a few
notes:
1)  if you have never worked with epoxy, do some reading of West
System's literature (avail at your marine supply store.) and expriment
some. (find a less critical fix to try around the house or whatever)

2) DO NOT BUY Generic epoxy from TAP Plastics or the like. It may work
in thin applications but West is made for this kind of work. My first
fin box replacement had to be aborted and ground out because of a quick
cure.

3) work in the shade.

4) Do not use a fin in the fin box for alignment unless you are sure it
has square sholders where the bulge of the fin meets the square inserted
part. Otherwise when you tighen down (gently) on the fin mounting screw,
on some models you run the risk of installing the fin box stretched open
and as a result your fins will be loose in the box. (a bummer)

5) consider paying someone else to do it. Gearing up for the repair is
expensive and even if you are handy experience goes along way...

6) don't let it keep you of the water!

hope this helps

ps my first post!

paul