Repair

If you've reached this page, it must mean you may have broken your board, oh no! Well fear not- we have the shop, the tools, and most importantly the know-how to get your SUP repaired. Whether it's plastic, fiberglass, carbon or an inflatable we'll get your board seaworthy.


There are three main steps to building a board, and those steps relate to how we will repair a board.

Step 1- Shaping the board. Using a big block of foam, the designer will slice and sand until the foam has the general shape of the board.

Step 2- Glassing the board. Using an epoxy resin, the technician will glue a carbon or fiberglass fabric to the outside of the foam block, giving it the strength the board needs. Once dry, the technician will sand the carbon to give it smoothness and shape.

Step 3-Painting the board. This step is for color and design, while also protecting and insulating the carbon. This step is the final process of building the board.

Repair Process

 

Our 1st step includes isolating the area that needs repair. This board had a nasty crack on the pad that went through to the rail of the board, gonna be a bit tricky.

 

 

Now this 2nd step is where things get ugly. We've cut away all of the carbon to expose the foam core. We do this to see if any foam has been contaminated by water, and cut away all of the bad foam. Here we will also shape the cavity to make setting epoxy easier.

 

 

This 3rd step takes the longest. This is where we fill the cavity with an epoxy resin, slowly layer by layer. We make sure to let each layer dry before adding the next, so this is where the most time will be spent. The board is seaworthy at this point, but we will add carbon and paint for toughness and a smooth finish.

 

This 4th step is where we're stoked. The board has its shape and is waterproof, the carbon has been glued down and sanded, so all we have left to do is paint it. The board has regained all of its former strength at this point.

 

 

Here we have our (almost) finished product. You can see that the repair area is nice and smooth, the paint color is matched up to the original, and most importantly the board retained its shape on the rail. All that's left is gluing down a new deck pad!

Have a board that has a ding or crack that you're looking to fix? Text or email us a picture and we can get you a quick estimate!

Text: (415) 704-6176 Email: info@mikespaddle.com

Fee Structure

 

 

 Small Ding/Crack $120
Large Crack $120-$500
Fin Box Repair $400

 

 Disclaimer: These fees are just an estimate. All repair fees will be discussed after technician observes the board and gives an in-person quote.