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Old 30th December 2009, 06:22 AM   #1
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Default Does UV damage a hull?

I have just made new racks for my trailer and on the top rack I have a couple of boards including my beloved Carve 121. These boards are strapped on upside down so the footstraps don't get killed by the sun. The shade these boards provide then protect all my sails etc from being killed by the sun. Sheer genius, I'm sure you all agree...

The only flaw in this plan is if the sun kills the actual hulls. I am not too worried about fading...

Any advice out there?
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Old 1st January 2010, 11:42 AM   #2
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Not too sure about the UV damage but make sure you open the airvent when you leave them like this as the change in temperature (from night/day) can cause the gas inside the board to expand and "stick" the core from the lamination.
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Old 2nd January 2010, 08:32 AM   #3
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good point agrelon, thanks...

trouble is, I can absolutely guarantee 100% that i will forget to screw it back in one day... maybe i need to shade it somehow...
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Old 2nd January 2010, 03:02 PM   #4
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yeah, just leave a post-it on it or something.
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Old 3rd January 2010, 10:02 PM   #5
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I'd suggest a board bag. For a vent screw reminder, tie a red ribbon around a front footstrap.
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Old 4th January 2010, 07:15 AM   #6
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Board Bag? How am I going to get that past my Chief financial Officer! I would have enough trouble getting permission to buy the red ribbon
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Old 5th January 2010, 12:24 AM   #7
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If you buy a Chinook two bolt base, you can place the vent plug in the opening where the universal pin goes and close the mechanism that retains the universal to capture the plug. It's foolproof since you have to remove the vent plug before being able to attach the universal.
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Old 5th January 2010, 06:59 AM   #8
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steveC you are a genius. Foolproof is what i need.
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