Archive for February, 2014


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The left FCS plug requires replacement  the right just needs  minor repair to make watertight.

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I can see the light,

correct installation requires the fin plug to be encased in resin,

bonding the top deck skin to the underside.

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Enjoy Ben

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After (pointed noses are dangerous)

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Enjoy Jo 🙂

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A SIC sup DOWNWINDER in for a small repair.

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Nothing major – After sanding re glassing fairing  painting.

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That First Glide – The Stand Up Paddle Movie Trailer

Lend a paddle to one of your friends and oops snapped in two!

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After cutting down the main shaft to remove any signs of damage,

I turned my attention to the bamboo paddle.

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The damaged carbon shaft was carefully removed

and re bonded to the newly cut shaft.

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The result a slightly shorter SUP paddle though as it’s adjustable it’s still very functional,

and lighter… a bonus for those long distance ocean sweeping sessions 😉

Enjoy Reuben.

A JS INDUSTRIES JORDY SMITH MODEL 

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After Nose surgery 😉 note fully glassed top/bottom with a good nose bead.

(deck)

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(bottom)

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The nose profile has been squared off for safety and looks, (discussed with the owner before work commenced).

Q :Sharp nosed surfboards why?

Q:Will you surf faster with a pointy nose?

Q: Does the tip of the nose rocker actually assist the board to plane?

I’m guessing the answer lies with personal choice and what you are are accustomed to seeing with certain shortboard designs.

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A 5’11” JS 

Now just a little shorter and safer, and possibly lighter?

Enjoy Josh.

A Surftech Hobie PSD in for a  ding that’s punctured the board to it’s core.

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Initially this doesn’t look to bad, once sanded back it was clear that the interior layers of glass / HD & EPS

foam had taken on Sea Water. 

Once dried out the repair can begin, various stages are required each allowing to cure before paint can be applied.

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Feel free to zoom in 🙂

Interestingly the repair grew  to 2″ and is fully glassed to maintain strength and  flex.

Some would use an epoxy putty to repair this, they are only good for an “emergency session saver” in my opinion.

As I see it the density of the putty is different from the original construction of the Surfboard, when the board flex’s cracks will occur and lead to sea water intrusion and finally delamination.

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Enjoy Luke.

Caring surfboard repairs by Jeff The DING MAN

A DHD Ripcurl Animal surfboard in for multiple repairs.

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The Jurassic Coast Reefs claim another scalp,

all fixed in time for  The Atlantic to unleash.

http://magicseaweed.com/UK-Ireland-Surf-Chart/1/

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Jeff The DING MAN