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This Al Merrick surfboard required it’s center FCS X2 fin plugs to be replaced, due in part to a Mentawai Reef ūüôā whilst I had this surfboard my ¬†customer asked for this custom paint work akin to John John Florence’s surfboards.


Nude surfboard.

A Channel Islands Kelly Slater Semi Pro 12




After a roll of masking tape three colours and loads of  prep etc this is the result.


Cheers James for letting me get all arty.

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Rory’s Adams TONKA surfboard

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poor photo I know – repairing a FCS FIN PLUG

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Result, now to fix the multiple dings up nose.

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I used a white tint to the resin to hide the four dings that needed routering clean – filling and then a layer of glass over the whole nose area wrapped around the rails.This glass panel was required as the nose had stress cracks all over it – notice Rory I squared of the Nose tip to remove damage and now it has a safer profile.

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Pete’s mini mal surfboard

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I added 2 layers of 4 oz over the repair and one layer over the FCS fin plug, to put the integrity back into the damage site.

Boring really so I thought I add a pic of Alana Blanchard a pro surfer/model.


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Rusty Dwart surfboard after intensive surfgery.

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This link will show the rebuild

Rusty dwart rebuild

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 This is how this rebuild started,

this Rusty Dwart Surfboard was in a bad way.

Initially it looked like the front set of FCS FIN PLUGS need replacement.

Looks can be deceiving!

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Notice the dark coloring on the stringer,

this is due to being wet and led to the further surgery below.

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I scalped this DWART.

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If your surfboard has cracked fin plugs this could happen to your surfboard.

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Ben’s Webber MINI FISH



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Ready for the festive season surf, bbbrrrrrrrr.

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After a day fishing on The River Stour+, a fisherman is walking from the pier carrying two brown trout in a bucket. He is approached by a Conservation Officer who asks him for his fishing license. The fisherman says to the warden, “I was not fishing and I did not catch these browns, they are my pets. Every day I come down to the water and dump these fish into the water and take them for a walk to the end of the pier and back. When I’m ready to go I whistle and they jump back into the bucket and we go home. The officer not believing him, reminds him that it is illegal to fish without a license. The fisherman turns to the warden and says, “If you don’t believe me then watch,” as he throws the trout back into the water. The warden says, “Now whistle to your fish and show me that they will jump out of the water and into the bucket.” The fisherman turns to the officer and says, “What fish?”



A Firewire surfboard with a cracked FCS Fusion fin plug

Only the front fin tab box was cracked,

the impact cracked the surrounding glass both sides of the tab box,

the FCS FUSION fin system was in great shape so I routered out the damage

and internally strengthened the new plug site with fibre glass before fin plug installation.

The new fin plug is surrounded by glass fiber and further strengthened by the remaining Fusion plug.

Enjoy your Firewire surfboard Gary.

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FCS fin plug requiring replacement.

I can see the light – correct H pattern cut !

All done – Enjoy Gary H.

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Gary’s winter big wave board, with a fin missing.

 Note this fin had been previously repaired.

All sorted and repaired to last.

I laminated the fin with black resin to match the others –

as all I could get were grey fins (in the back ground).

A Sensi Threads surfboard by Eroll Hickman ready to hunt down winter swell.

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