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WhatsSUP

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Preventative Maintenance: Over Due!
« on: December 28, 2018, 04:18:44 PM »
Was a bit bored of eating and drinking to excess from the past couple of days and decided to spend some quiet time (ok, cranked the classic rock station) in the garage and went over my "go to" boards and get ready for what looks like a fun week of waves.  I'm always good about rising my equipment off with fresh water after each session - December was a good month with 10 outings.  I found numerous nicks on trailing edges of my boards' fins, as well as leashes that needed some attention....i.e., set screws nearly 1/2 to 3/4's backed out at multiple connection points, leash strings that were at least 1/2 frayed thru....etc.

Anyways, tightened fins, thoroughly cleaned leashes, sanding trailing edges of rough/sharp edges of multiple fins between my Creek and Jl B&B, replaced leash strings, and completed overall inspections of leashes and nose to tail inspections.  No guarantee's from a long swim but risk reduced for sure! ....and I had fun spending time caring for some prized possessions and reading for the coming days/month!!!!

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Re: Preventative Maintenance: Over Due!
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2018, 08:48:39 AM »
Always good to spend some quality time with your gear  ;D

This is a great time to check leashes and leash strings.... sanding fins is key to avoiding leash cuts!
who wants a long cold swim in a full wetsuit?


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Re: Preventative Maintenance: Over Due!
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2018, 03:20:36 PM »
I need to get out my sandpaper too...
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Re: Preventative Maintenance: Over Due!
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2019, 09:35:29 AM »
'What' - a nice quiver.


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