Box to Glassed-on Fin

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  1. ac95

    ac95 Active Member

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    5FE1FA97-F905-41AD-8EF4-B4D14597B356.jpeg Recently, the Glassed-on to Box setup option was brought up. I’d like to ask for the thought of the opposite, Box to Glass. In my situation, the box has been repaired, but doesn’t look right to me. I’d like to just get a glassed-on fin, color matched repair, and be done with it. The board is that Tyler 777 that came up recently on CL and I bought it thru eBay. To maintain the “Limited Edition” value to it, I’ve emailed Tyler about a possible repair, but I wondered what JB world thought about that repair.
     
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  2. SeniorGrom

    SeniorGrom Well-Known Member

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    It’s a much more involved repair than glass-on to box. The box has to be routed out/removed. The cavity has to be filled with foam. Ideally the craftsman could make a 3 colored foam insert that matched the 777 stringer. Who has that material laying around I don’t know. Second best is to match the stringer colors with paint on top of the glued in white foam insert. Then all the hours of laminating cloth, laminating the fin panel on, sanding, glossing, final sanding, and polish. Big job.
     
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  3. ac95

    ac95 Active Member

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    Poop.
     
  4. FirstPointEric

    FirstPointEric Well-Known Member

    Congrats on the 777. Unfortunately Al, Neil is dead-on about the correct way to go box-to-glass-on for that particular board but in the long run it’ll be worth it. Triple sevens don’t come up for sale much because people who get them tend to keep them.

    Enjoy
     
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  5. ac95

    ac95 Active Member

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    Thanks for the feedback. First impressions where a hit. I can see why people tend to keep this board. Keeping the board as is and has found a long term spot in my garage rack. Cheers!
     
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