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Bubble in SUP paddle blade

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Created by plywoodboy 24 days ago, 20 Jul 2020
plywoodboy
QLD, 96 posts
20 Jul 2020 5:27PM
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My 18 month old Fanatic adjustable carbon paddle blade has developed a bubble near the tip. About 8 sq.cm. and 8mm thick, but not getting much bigger. The paddle has been lightly used. From other glass work I have done it looks like contamination or a flaw has allowed the surfaces to separate. About to split the bubble, inject West GFlex epoxy and clamp it up lightly unless there is a better way?
The paddle has never been in heat and is stored in a soft cover indoors.

Helmy
VIC, 748 posts
20 Jul 2020 6:32PM
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probably been stored wet in the cover, with imperfections in the layup at the tip, allowing moisture in. add to that the Qld humidity, and you've got a bubble.
Melbourne weather comparison at the moment is water temp of 11c, air temp of 13c, with a s/w breeze straight from the Antarctic.
I should have such problems as yours

LastSupper
VIC, 227 posts
20 Jul 2020 9:28PM
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Helmy said..
probably been stored wet in the cover, with imperfections in the layup at the tip, allowing moisture in. add to that the Qld humidity, and you've got a bubble.
Melbourne weather comparison at the moment is water temp of 11c, air temp of 13c, with a s/w breeze straight from the Antarctic.
I should have such problems as yours


Tomoz i'll b in the five four ! hood on and trying to enjoy that 11 c temp ! The wind is goin to back off and swell 4-6 feet ! Locals only ! Apparently ! Government says so ! ??

pumpjockey02
285 posts
21 Jul 2020 11:20PM
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Wouldn't think that would matter with a carbon paddle too much.



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