My first post here and first real attempt at fixing a board. I did a search for nose fractures/ding repair and couldn’t find anything other than complete nose removals or just rail dings and cross board fractures.
Here’s the scenario:
I’m in the UK and I was out yesterday with my gf getting ready to go in the water. It was cold and wind was up to force 6 with force 8 gusts. Just as we were getting ready to hit the beach, a gust whipped my board in the air. I managed to catch the leash, fortunately! It stopped my board going over the sea wall and flying onto the exposed rock reef 20 feet below! The board was whipped around in the air for about 10 seconds and bash the nose on both sides before i could get it under control - it’s a 7’3" mini-mal/funboard and only 6 months old
So, after putting the board back in my car and sharing my gf’s board in the water for an hour, we went home and I assessed the damage. About 3-4 inches along either side of the nose there are compression fractures, little dings and the actual nose itself is ‘munched’ about 1/16" deep along the left hand side of the stringer (stringer looks intact).
I’ve sanded down with rough paper to get smooth edges and remove all the cracked bits of glass and it doesn’t look too bad. I’m thinking about filling the nose with a resin/chopped mat mix and getting a ding repair kit (or 2) to fix the whole area. luckily the rail is white and none of the paint work is damaged so it should be possible to repair it with little/no visible scars. So i just wanted to check I’m doing the right thing and there’s no better way to go ahead.
I can’t get any pictures on at the moment as I’m at work (can do later today) but I need to go buy the repair kits at lunch so just want to make sure this doesn’t need a bigger job
As a side, I’m also in the process of repairing a snapped/delammed shortboard, I’ll try and take photos and get them up as well and go through the process I’ve used. This has gone pretty well so far and all i have left to do is the glassing/glossing