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unforgettable 13th November 2009 08:30 PM

Hull like a golf ball
 
Hello, I have a problem. After a windy session, tired and happy, I left my board resting on the ground with rig attached. Although it was well placed the rig under the wind actioned like a spring for the board and ligthly but consistely it hammered the hull on the ground where small but "hostile" stones did a very good job indeed.
I have the hull looking like a golf ball...welll not exactly that but I can count about 20-30 small valleys, little dings, none penetrating, no breaks, but this tiny horrible frustrating non penetrating dings that have ruined the hull. Now, it sounds like with some epoxy I could do the job but the depth of the "holes" is so little ( yet veeery visible) I should make it bigger!!! ( read using a cutter and break them :eek:) to have the epoxy attaching well ...is this logical, stupid or....anyone has a suggestion? thanxxx

Ken 13th November 2009 09:02 PM

unforgettable,

We all have been in this situation at some time or another, but it sounds like you have gone well beyond the couple of "dents" most of us have experienced.

Unless you are a PWA slalom racer, you will probably never notice the difference in performance, assuming there is some. On the other hand, just knowing that the bottom isn't perfect will probably make you crazy.

I am not an expert on repairs, but you will have to cut out the dents and fill them back in. Is it worth the time and effort?

unforgettable 13th November 2009 11:11 PM

Ken,

you ve dramatically hit the nail...."just knowing that the bottom isn't perfect will probably make you crazy"..how true! however ,you re probably right I have to cope with it if- as you said - the only way it s to cut out each of the dents , fill them, sand them ...probably the result itself would even be worst...I hoped that by magic someone would pop up and say...hey, just do this and that..easy etctec.. thanx for answering.

joe_windsurfer 14th November 2009 01:22 AM

hey...

i have a similiar situation and purchased SolarEZ for the job
i never got to actually try it cuz i was NOT 100 % comfortable how the liquid worked using it as a seal around the mast base on a really old board
the final result is okay cuz it IS an old board
from what i read on the instructions i did NOT see how i had to break it to fix it
it stated /states to put a plastic sheet over it which sounds like it will be decent - talks about tail, nose, etc repairs
maybe when i no longer care about my "new" 2006 board, will i try such a repair

IF U do try something like this product - PLS let us ding heads know :-)

AluchAlutric 15th November 2009 09:05 AM

Hull like a golf ball
 
I think its better without the image.
If people dont love each other on that way, why would they act like that?
I think they did love each other on that way, but now its over. Once they said Its hard to see the difference between a normal friendship and a love when youre younger. I think thats true.
Its about their music. They are very special. They will make it without that image

agrelon 15th November 2009 03:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joe_windsurfer (Post 37040)
hey...

i have a similiar situation and purchased SolarEZ for the job
i never got to actually try it cuz i was NOT 100 % comfortable how the liquid worked using it as a seal around the mast base on a really old board
the final result is okay cuz it IS an old board
from what i read on the instructions i did NOT see how i had to break it to fix it
it stated /states to put a plastic sheet over it which sounds like it will be decent - talks about tail, nose, etc repairs
maybe when i no longer care about my "new" 2006 board, will i try such a repair

IF U do try something like this product - PLS let us ding heads know :-)

I've used Solarez to fixed a ding on one of my boards. It always seemed kind of sticky despite the dry in a minute under the sun claims but it's held, definitely a product i might use for this sort of problem.

Roger 16th November 2009 02:16 AM

Hi Unforgettable,
Two things....
1/ The part of your board that actually contacts the water when you are planing, is all at the rear and back behind the mast foot.
If you had the fin in the board when it was damaged, the fin would have prevented all of the "performance critical" planing surfaces from beign damaged.
Everything forward of the mast foot is out of the water and probably makes no difference at all.
2/ You can easily repair the dents and dings (without opening anything up).
Take a bit of 240 grit abrasive cloth, and rough up the bottom of each dent.
Then wipe the dents out with a cloth or paper towel moistened with acetone to clean the interior of the dent of any wax or mold release compound (this should not be an issue on a Starboard because most boards are spray painted.
Then get a kit of Marine Tex or JB Weld Quick (I like the Marine Tex better as it's "filled" and easier to sand/blend back to the surrounding surfaces) and a "plastic spreader/spatula".
Mix up some of the filler according to the package directions and work a small amount into each of your dents. Trowel it flat with the surrounding surface as carefully as you can.
When you have all the dents filled, sand them carefully to blend in with the surrounding areas.
Then get a can of spary paint that matches the color of the bottom of your board and respray over the filled areas. (Marine Tex will set up kinda gray in color..... JB Weld is black in color).
You could also use polyester auto body filling putty (2 part kit) and a plastic spatula or find some old fashioned lacquer putty. Mix up some putty, according to the package directions and use the plastic spatula to spred the putty in the dents. Might take more than one application to get the deeper dents completely faired in with the rest of the bottom, but when you are done your board will look just like new if you can match the paint.
The application of a polyester based filler is not a problem on an epoxy painted board once the epoxy is fully cured. Just keep the polyester away from the core foam as it will "eat up" the foam.
No sense opening up a completely sealed board to fill in minor dents.
Hope this helps,

Farlo 16th November 2009 06:23 PM

Fully agree with Roger. Car paste (mastic) works fine for small dents, even on polyethylene boards. No need to open anything. However depending on the location of the dammaged area you may find it hard to restore the original shape. Nothing to do with performance, only aesthetics. If you plan to resell this board one day or you just get mad about it, having it repaired by your shop may be safer. Cellulite is not very appealling even on second hand boards.

davide 16th November 2009 09:37 PM

3M Acrylic Marine putty has the advantage of being a single component compound (no mixing) and it is white. http://www.westmarine.com/1/1/10217-...-products.html

steveC 17th November 2009 03:48 AM

Davide is right on target suggesting the use of 3M Acrylic Marine Putty - White, Part No. 051144-05962. Basically it's a fairing compound that dries quickly, and it sands very easily so that it blends effortlessly with those areas surrounding the damaged area. I use it to fill the weave of the fiberglass after laminations, and it's very effective at filling any pinholes that often result from the laminating process.


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