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Damaged SIC RS

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Created by JonK82 1 month ago, 28 Oct 2020
JonK82
QLD, 35 posts
28 Oct 2020 2:20PM
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Hey guys

Purchased a used Sic RS from a guy interstate. Had Peter from Surfcargo bring it from central coast to QLD.

Collected the board Monday 26th Oct in Currumbin and went for a 30min surf in hip high peely waves, before driving back to Brisbane. Inspected the board and all seemed fine. Scratches and a few paint chips but generally just usual usage marks. Slight delam on the top the size of a fingernail but not much to worry about and an easy repair if gets worse. So all good. Happy. Cloudy day so board didn't get any heat while on roof racks.

Then today went for a 1 hour session on Nudgee river (no swell). Drove the 15 mins home, sunny day, then when taking the board off the car heard quite loud hissing. Left board in the sun and noted water bubbling from both right hand side drain hole edges, and the goretex vent (images attached). Also link to videos....

drive.google.com/drive/folders/1LErbsIVV1YeQe_CzVAqSnNCllWPG6eVE?usp=sharing

I havent knocked the board or bumped it. The cracks look like general wear and tear. The board is in okay condition albeit clearly well used, as it should be. Contacted the guy and he basically says it wasnt damaged when it left his place. Must have happened since I've had it. I've used it twice so no refunds. I dont believe he knowingly sold the board damaged. He said he doesnt race anymore so its sat in his garage.

I asked prior to purchasing if the board had any repairs/was water tight etc. He said no. But, I bought the board sight unseen. So not much I can do.

Anyway, looks like he wont meet me at all with repairs or anything so I'm left to have it repaired. Would anyone have any experience with this type of crack and location on drain holes? I have repaired dings before and laid glass/resin/repainted etc however this could need to be sanded under the drain hole too, depending on extent of water damage.

Also would be appreciative for repair shop suggestions around Brisbane, GC, SC.










warwickl
NSW, 1568 posts
28 Oct 2020 6:16PM
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Not good.
What year model?
I have the 2019 version so will check.

JonK82
QLD, 35 posts
28 Oct 2020 5:20PM
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warwickl said..
Not good.
What year model?
I have the 2019 version so will check.


Its the 2018 model.

Thanks

Antho
VIC, 497 posts
29 Oct 2020 2:47PM
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I would highly recommend Bart Watkins, his repair work is exceptional.
1/24 Commercial Road, Maroochydore.
Ph: 0411 389 925

JonK82
QLD, 35 posts
29 Oct 2020 1:55PM
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Antho said..
I would highly recommend Bart Watkins, his repair work is exceptional.
1/24 Commercial Road, Maroochydore.
Ph: 0411 389 925


Thanks Antho. Had a couple of recommendations for Bart.

Cheers,

Jon

Nugdam
QLD, 520 posts
29 Oct 2020 7:35PM
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JonK82 said..

Antho said..
I would highly recommend Bart Watkins, his repair work is exceptional.
1/24 Commercial Road, Maroochydore.
Ph: 0411 389 925



Thanks Antho. Had a couple of recommendations for Bart.

Cheers,

Jon


Are you based on the Sunshine coast? Bart is always super busy it may take awhile for him to repair but he does awesome work.

JonK82
QLD, 35 posts
31 Oct 2020 1:03PM
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So had advice from the Boardlady to remove the deck pad, sand away damaged corners of drains and apply 3m 5200 marine adhesive.

After cutting away the deck pad I found, as well as the cracks, this nice little puncture wound. There wasn't any damage to deck pad above the puncture so don't know what would have caused this.

Was about to let board heat a little in the sun then do the spray soapy water trick to confirm the drain holes edges were compromised but the cloud came over.

Anyway if anyone had any advice on how to go about this repair, I'd be very appreciative. If it seems like too much I'll take it to a pro. I kind of enjoy little projects like this so keen to give it a go.

Just a note, the orange oil strips the deck pad adhesive off very nicely.









tarquin1
523 posts
31 Oct 2020 3:24PM
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Its difficult to tell but it looks like there is quite a bit of cracking around the holes. Might be worth glassing over it. Cut a bit more pad back. Cut a rectangle of glass and cut a cross where the hole is. Then push the 4 triangles into the drain. You could use a thickend epoxy mix to fill and round of the edge into the drain first if you really wanted to do a nice job.
5200 is amazing stuff but really messy. If you do go that road make sure you tape up or you will get it everywhere.

JonK82
QLD, 35 posts
4 Nov 2020 3:05PM
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OK to decided to use general epoxy putty to fill the hole, after sanding damaged material away. This stuff dries to a very hard substance.

Then applied 2 sheets of glass over the epoxy putty once dried.

With the drain holes I sanded them back then applied small overlapping pieces of glass. Very poor job here I feel. Especially with the resin. Tried to use a brush but just dislodged the glass, so ended up piling on the resin.

Sanded it all back. Now just to paint and waiting on new deck pad.

The new deck pad will cover all but the top rail section but I'll spray acrylic lacquer over the job anyway.











tarquin1
523 posts
5 Nov 2020 12:57AM
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As long as its water tight. Once you stick the pad back on it will look fine.

JonK82
QLD, 35 posts
5 Nov 2020 2:33PM
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Bad news for me. Jon checking if repair job is water tight, thought I'd check edges of drain holes on the outside. Front right is bubbling a tiny bit, not water tight.

Don't know how to tackle this as it won't be covered up by deck pad.









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