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

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