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Re: Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6
« Reply #75 on: May 02, 2019, 11:00:54 AM »
The vent is inside the handle.

You know I'm a stickler for details.  ;)

If you need to replace the screw in vent plug inside the handle for whatever reason, can you easily get to it and replace it?

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Re: Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6
« Reply #76 on: May 02, 2019, 12:05:20 PM »
It's a "DF Sports Air Vent".  All I could find on the internet about it is this Zone thread from 2015. No website or anything else.

https://www.standupzone.com/forum/index.php/topic,26695.0.html

The top of the threaded plug measures one inch in diameter. I took it out and inspected it. Everything looked clean and dry. It appears to have a membrane but for some reason, light won't shine through the plug. It has two O rings, one on the bottom and one above the threads, which I lubed with silicone grease before re-installing.

I've always been leery of vented plugs even though I've never had one fail.
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Re: Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6
« Reply #77 on: May 02, 2019, 08:55:06 PM »
@ Badger

Thanks for taking the picture of the vent plug. Hope the vent plug works like it is supposed to. Keep an eye on it and report back if you have problems with it.
Blue Planet Duke: 10'5" x 32" x 4.5" @ 190 Liters
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Re: Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6
« Reply #78 on: May 03, 2019, 05:29:28 AM »
I've run across that vent plug before

1) its a non standard thread So DON'T LOSE THE PLUG
2) IMHO Do not mess with that just let it do its job Maybe take it out once a year to relube the oRings

Just my 2 cents

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Re: Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6
« Reply #79 on: May 03, 2019, 08:08:50 AM »
@ Badger

I would imagine if you ever have problems with your Outer Reef air vent plug, Global Surf Industries should have them if you need a replacement.

I do not like having "all of my eggs in one basket" so to speak. So I did a little "digging" on that DF Sports Air Vent plug. Just in case my final choice is the Outer Reef 11'.

If you ever need a replacement DF Sports Air Vent plug for your Outer Reef and Global Surf Industries doesn't carry them anymore, another place that has them (at the time of this posting) is SupATX. Not sure if it is the same size, but I'm guessing it is. If not sure, call SupATX and get  in touch with one of their customer service reps.

http://checkout.supatx.com/replacement-vent-plug-free-shipping.html

And if I do choose the Outer Reef 11', I'd get a second DF Sports Air Vent plug from Global Surf Industries as a backup should something go wrong with the original plug.

As they say; "Better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it".  ;)

Blue Planet Duke: 10'5" x 32" x 4.5" @ 190 Liters
Sup Sports Hammer: 8'11" x 31" x 4" @ 140 Liters
SUP Sports One World: 11'1" x 30" x 4.5" @ 173 Liters

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Re: Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6
« Reply #80 on: May 03, 2019, 09:03:14 AM »
Thanks for finding that Mr Wing.   8)

It looks like the same exact plug. I bookmarked the link for future reference.
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Re: Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6
« Reply #81 on: May 03, 2019, 11:08:27 AM »
Thanks for finding that Mr Wing.   8)

It looks like the same exact plug. I bookmarked the link for future reference.

Don't thank me. Thank yourself because you posted the picture of the DF Sports Air Vent Plug for us (me) to see. Without the picture of the vent plug, I would not have known what the vent plug looked like. Once I knew what the vent plug looked like, I was "like a K9 bloodhound hot on the scent trail".  ;D

And I also bookmarked the link............for future reference.   ;)
Blue Planet Duke: 10'5" x 32" x 4.5" @ 190 Liters
Sup Sports Hammer: 8'11" x 31" x 4" @ 140 Liters
SUP Sports One World: 11'1" x 30" x 4.5" @ 173 Liters

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Re: Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6
« Reply #82 on: May 04, 2019, 08:00:01 AM »
You should BUY ONE now..... it's only $9.00
That won't seem like much if you have an issue, and they are "out of stock"  :)

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Re: Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6
« Reply #83 on: May 04, 2019, 12:59:37 PM »
Good thinking Rick.

Okay. Done.
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Re: Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6
« Reply #84 on: May 11, 2019, 04:27:08 AM »
@ Badger

I'm going to revive this thread after a week. I've got a question which (I think) you have not answered since I cannot find it in your comments in this topic thread or in your surfing report topic.

Did you get a chance to weigh your Outer Reef with all three fins attached?
Blue Planet Duke: 10'5" x 32" x 4.5" @ 190 Liters
Sup Sports Hammer: 8'11" x 31" x 4" @ 140 Liters
SUP Sports One World: 11'1" x 30" x 4.5" @ 173 Liters

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Re: Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6
« Reply #85 on: May 11, 2019, 05:08:58 AM »
NW, I would like to know that too. I don't have a scale at the moment but I'm guessing 23 - 24 pounds.



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Re: Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6
« Reply #86 on: May 11, 2019, 06:46:23 AM »
Is it going to need some rail tape ?
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Re: Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6
« Reply #87 on: May 11, 2019, 08:36:36 AM »
Funny you should say that. I just finished taping it.

I'm not sure I like the black. White might have looked better. Also the black gets hot.

I tried the clear and it looked terrible. It had hundreds of micro bubbles that could not be rubbed out. I put it on dry. I doubt the other methods would have done any better. Clear only works well on a glossy surface.

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Jimmy Lewis Super Frank 7'6 x 31" 115L
Sunova Flow 8'10 X 31" 119L(Low volume version)
Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6 165L 
Me - 6'0" - 175lbs - 62yo

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Re: Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6
« Reply #88 on: May 11, 2019, 09:09:00 AM »
I really like the broadside picture shot of your OR when it was enlarged to 1526 x 1309 pixels. Really shows the rocker.
Blue Planet Duke: 10'5" x 32" x 4.5" @ 190 Liters
Sup Sports Hammer: 8'11" x 31" x 4" @ 140 Liters
SUP Sports One World: 11'1" x 30" x 4.5" @ 173 Liters

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Re: Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6
« Reply #89 on: May 11, 2019, 10:41:26 AM »
Yes, that thing is sweet !
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