View Full Version : Wakeboard repair

08-14-2007, 11:08 PM
So yesterday my brother decides to hit a rail with MY board, and of course like i told him it damaged the board. A decent size chunk was taken out of a molded in fin as well as stripping off a bolted on fin as well. The bolts tore the board a bit where they were forced into the board from the pressure. Does anyone know about repairing the fiber glass on the board. Has anyone had it done? Is it worth it? It was a O'Brien Natural so it is not a cheap board to replace. Any advise is appreciated.

08-14-2007, 11:22 PM
Make him buy you a new one......

08-14-2007, 11:23 PM
Make him buy you a new one......

2nd..... If you gave him fair warning... He owes you a board.....

08-15-2007, 09:55 AM
i'd say he just bought himself a slightly damaged board

08-15-2007, 10:06 AM
Call the company and ask about their repair policy. They make them, they should be able to repair them, too.

08-15-2007, 10:21 AM
I would try some JB weld, then file it to shape once dry

08-15-2007, 10:33 AM
So... How does he like his new board?

08-15-2007, 10:44 AM
Make him buy you a new one......

He plays ..he pays :twocents:

08-15-2007, 11:25 AM
I agree. Like a dummy I once tried to fly my nephew's really nice $500 RC trainer airplane and was doing great until I had to fly it back towards me and everything was in reverse (right is now left, etc.). Any way, I proceeded to fly it straight into the ground so hard it even cracked the engine block. An hour later we were at the hobby shop and I was plunking down my Visa card for a new plane and engine.

Bottom line is that you borrow someone's stuff and ruin it you should replace it, family or not.

08-15-2007, 11:46 AM
I was taught that if I'm going to use or borrow someone else's things, they go back in as good, or better, condition than I got them.

That's one major reason I don't lend my things, especially tools- they always come back worse. I don't even like having a car or truck serviced by someone other than a couple of people.

08-15-2007, 01:52 PM
I don't even like having a car or truck serviced by someone other than a couple of people.
me too, thats why as soon as i bought my boat i tried to figure out how everything on it works so i can fix it myself.

08-15-2007, 02:14 PM
Duct tape can fix anything, especially wakeboards!

08-15-2007, 02:51 PM
duct tape and JB weld

08-19-2007, 03:10 PM
That board is beyond repair. You need a new one. Wakeside.com has them now.

08-19-2007, 06:15 PM
Well if O'brien is like most wakeboard companies the warranty specifically states not to hit sliders and that if you decide too the board damage will not be covered.

I say you tell him to buy you a new wakeboard and tell him to throw in a bottle of boot lube for your troubles.

Good Luck!!

08-19-2007, 06:48 PM
Duct tape can fix anything, especially wakeboards!
It has to be the good 200mph tape...Don't wuss out and go with the punk ars 100mph tape...You will pay!

88 PS190
08-22-2007, 12:44 PM
I would use an epoxy puddy to repair the surface, fiberglass cloth would require alot more work.

Dig out the area to be repaired, build it up extra with the epoxy puddy, while its not set rough the shape in, let it start to harden, then sand it to shape before its fully hard and allow to finish up hardening.

Once that's done some final sanding and then finish it up.

If he can afford to buy you a new one then he should, but if you know that's a bit out of his budget, its best to just try to fix it the best you can.

I would fix it anyway and throw some adjustable bindings for guests.

08-23-2007, 06:56 PM
If he is resistant to buying the board, take him back out, have him do a 1/2 invert onto the rail and while he is still confused from the concussion take him to the board shop with his plastic.

08-23-2007, 07:09 PM
Use 3M 08115 panel bond.It is 2 part and uses mixing tube or can be mixed with a speader. It is the best for fixing SMC, plastics,etc. It has a 90 min work time. V out cracks,any gouges you can use tape to form the missing piece if any. Place it in the sun for 1-2 hours and it will be ready to sand and paint.