|Disclaimers and other legal necessities
The purpose of this site is to pass along my experiences
with Epoxy board repairs, in order to illuminate what to many appears a
mysterious subject; to make Epoxy board owners more aware of their toys'
strengths and weaknesses; and to make you all easier to get along with as repair
These ramblings are the "Gospel according to Eva".
They do not
claim to present absolute truths. For every procedure I have found to work for
me, there are likely many other ways of achieving the same or better results.
And while very close to being perfect, I acknowledge the possibility of having
missed a thing or two. Possibly.
Just because a certain approach has worked for me in the
past, and I portray it in these pages as a positive solution, does not
necessarily mean that the same approach would work for you every time. Boards
vary tremendously, and the injuries inflicted upon them even more so. Be critical!
Working with chemicals is inherently dangerous to your
health. Do take all reasonable precautions! I have a number of acquaintances
from my boatbuilding days who are now suffering from the debilitating effects of
long-term exposure to the poisons disguised as boatbuilding materials. Be smart
- protect yourself!
Working with tools is inherently dangerous to your
health. Use the right tool for the job, make sure it is in good working order
and sharp, don't use a power tool unless the proper guards are in place. Don't
use a power tool without being totally focused on the task. Protect your eyes and
ears. Work smart! Work safe!
Throughout this site, I freely use trade names, where
they have become synonymous in common speech with certain tools or materials. So sorry! To set things right, here the proper
Divinycell is a registered trademark of Diab-Barracuda;
it has become synonymous with structural cross-linked PVC foam and can be found
in most surf, sail, and kiteboards, as well as airplanes, trucks, and boats.
Shop-Vac is a registered trademark of the Shop-Vac
Corporation; it has become
synonymous with stout vacuum-devices around the shop.
Deck Dust from Fiberglass Hawaii is Acrylic dust marketed for
sailboard non-skid (but originally developed, I understand, for the
beautification of ladies' fingernails :)
Padz by Northshore Inc, have
become synonymous with cushy (and effective) board protection devices.
All other trademarks are the sole property of their
respective owners, and their use in this site in no way represents our ownership
of them, rather our use and/or endorsement thereof.
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