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  • SWSL commented on TimAnderson's instructable Fix a Very Broken Surf Board9 months ago
    Fix a Very Broken Surf Board

    Repairing a break on the outside while leaving a broken stringer seems to be a waste of time and cruel to anyone who may buy that board used without knowing the repair was incomplete. Case in point, I bought a board that had a repaired break. Based on my experience with properly repaired breaks by ding shops, I assumed it would be fine. But what I didn't know is that the repair job was amateur and the snapped stringer was never reinforced or splined. Within a few days of use it was buckling the top glass a few inches away from the original break and within a week it had snapped again, this time pulling away MUCH more fiberglass and making the board irreparable. SO, folks don't do this repair as shown without addressing the STRINGER. It's a waste of time if the board will ever be ...

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    Repairing a break on the outside while leaving a broken stringer seems to be a waste of time and cruel to anyone who may buy that board used without knowing the repair was incomplete. Case in point, I bought a board that had a repaired break. Based on my experience with properly repaired breaks by ding shops, I assumed it would be fine. But what I didn't know is that the repair job was amateur and the snapped stringer was never reinforced or splined. Within a few days of use it was buckling the top glass a few inches away from the original break and within a week it had snapped again, this time pulling away MUCH more fiberglass and making the board irreparable. SO, folks don't do this repair as shown without addressing the STRINGER. It's a waste of time if the board will ever be used anywhere that has wave power like wherever it was snapped at. Maybe fine for kids or as a play toy, though. Cheers.

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