Surf Bort Repair Thread

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by DawnPatrol321, Jul 13, 2016.

  1. sisurfdogg

    sisurfdogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2013
    Maybe just get a good template off it, and do a reproduction sort following his dims. I'm telling you, that 8' step deck single fin of his was magic. I never took it out in anything well OH, afraid if I buckled it, my buddy would buckle me (Josh is a biggun from Philly), but with it's rocker and forward volume, it would have been butter in big surf.
  2. ClemsonSurf

    ClemsonSurf Well-Known Member

    Dec 10, 2007
    That's what I was looking for. Why don't you think it's worth cutting down for a MS?

    It is nearly completely delamed and water logged. Like algae growing under the glass in some areas. Mainly in the back half from heel dents and some cracks that never got fixed.

    SI, good point on taking the dimensions. I might do that and leave the board as a yard decoration.

  3. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Sounds like a good trash can ornament.
  4. Mitchell

    Mitchell Well-Known Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    Ahh....if its completely delaminated and full of mold, not worth repairing.

    The reason i don't think its worth cutting in half and making a mini simmons is that there are plenty of great blanks out there for shaping a mini-simmons. To me its worth it to spend $75 for a really good suitable blank and make a nice mini-simmons rather than to spend hours stripping glass off an old waterlogged board to get a some ****ty crumbly foam. If you do decide to try and reuse that board for a mini-simmons, rather than cutting it in half, i would try and make a new blank by cutting and stripping a complete section out of the board into a new blank, rather than just trying to use the front end of the longboard.

    In other words, my first step would be to saw cut the board like this (below). It will also make stripping the glass off the old board much easier, and with all of that extra width, you will be able to shape nice clean new rails on the mini-simmons.

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  5. jaklsurfs

    jaklsurfs Well-Known Member

    Apr 26, 2015
    Yeah yu have to get some thickness and width for a good bar of soap, old days guys would use broken longboards ,perfect for a shorty but for that board yu have the algae in the foam ,the glass wont stick to that area of foam and it will start to delam .
  6. jaklsurfs

    jaklsurfs Well-Known Member

    Apr 26, 2015
    Yu can always sand it fill it with lightweight spackle and paint it up as yardart.the spackle will give some nice paintable surfaces for your artistic endeavors
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  7. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    Made this mistake a few times. SO much wasted time. I thought it would be good practice for a new blank but it was really just a huge frustrating time suck.
  8. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    My cop neighbor just moved out and was getting rid of things today. He knocked on my door and asked if I wanted a couple of old surfboarts.

    I didn’t even look at them and I agreed to take them off his hands. He was just going to toss them or donate them.

    Both are hand-shaped, one boart is like 8’6” (have to verify), mini LB / Funshape, the other boart is a 6’8” HPSB with a pintail, glassed on fins, glassed leash loop.

    Both have some damage and need repair. The LB needs more work than the SB. I’ll post more details and pics later, don’t have the motivation at the moment.

    I’ll go to work on these pretty soon and see if they are worth a shit or not.
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  9. MrBigglesworth

    MrBigglesworth Well-Known Member

    Jun 29, 2018
    E27D6F50-7667-4C08-BD4F-2093A901C793.jpeg F249DE7D-E8E1-484D-AF75-B3CFDFBBCC9E.jpeg 62DDB193-6E0F-472F-8894-7B6FCB3C2C64.jpeg E27D6F50-7667-4C08-BD4F-2093A901C793.jpeg This boart was give to me by a famous local weatherman who had it made custom in 91’ shaped by “Roy” and hand signed by the large man himself... I say given because the brown areas were damage through the glass among the many rings and dents. But with some 4oz cloth, Qcell and resin and some patient wet sanding, you cannot feel or see a bit of any repairs. I learned a bit and combined it with what I knew about repairs and it came out nice. Has the patina like an old classic car from the south.
  10. BassMon2

    BassMon2 Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2015
    Got a delam on my 6'3 single fin. Happened about 2 years ago when i moved into my apartment. Didn't have the time, space, or need to fix it as i mostly ride other boards. But im moving into the new house in August. Once settled I'll be setting up my work space and being to repairing it. Never had to deal with a delam this big so it'll be a learning experience. Well post pics of the progress when the time comes