Stringer Replacement

Discussion in 'Surfing' started by estcstsurfer, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. estcstsurfer

    estcstsurfer Member

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    Have a board that the stringer near the nose was wet. Section of the stringer at the nose was taken out. Anyone replace part of a stringer? Also thinking of putting a piece of foam and glassing the nose up.

    Any thoughts are appreciated
     
  2. SeniorGrom

    SeniorGrom Well-Known Member

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    I have seen complete restorations with glass stripped, logo/lam saved, complete stringer replaced, reglued, relaminated. Big Big job! In my opinion the only way to replace the missing section of wood is by doing a scarf joint with the old section. That would be the same process as above. I’ve been using 2 part marine pour foam for some time now when filling large cavities. It’s PU, pretty uniform cell structure, and bonds well to everything. Just not as pure white as fresh new foam. Could be a solution just not as strong as a complete resto.
     
  3. estcstsurfer

    estcstsurfer Member

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    Complete resto is not in the cards. I thought about the scarf joint, wonder if it will give the nose more flex or once its glued in and glassed that will make it bond better
     

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