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scpaddle

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Vent Plug ?
« on: May 13, 2020, 08:54:33 PM »
Just picked up an older L41, eps board- no vent . Itís a bit of a beater with some repaired dings  but water tight.
Donít know the volume but itís :
8í10Ē x 30Ē x 4.25Ē
I live in Santa Cruz but we will likely take this board to Lake Tahoe / Sierras a couple of times during summer .  Board will not be left in direct sunlight or be exposed to extreme heat.
Based on board dimensions and usage ... should I install a vent ?


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Re: Vent Plug ?
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2020, 10:41:20 PM »
Iíll say that I canít think of a reason to not have a vent. Not a hard install and worth the peace of mind in my opinion.

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Re: Vent Plug ?
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2020, 05:16:05 AM »
If my memory serves me correctly, I think Starboard is a company which does not install a vent plug in their sups. I like their board sups, but not having a vent plug is one reason I did not consider buying a sup from them.
Blue Planet Duke: 10'5" x 32" x 4.5" @ 190 Liters (2 Dukes)
Sup Sports Hammer: 8'11" x 31" x 4" @ 140 Liters
SUP Sports One World: 11'1" x 30" x 4.5" @ 173 Liters

PonoBill

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Re: Vent Plug ?
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2020, 07:59:16 PM »
It won't hurt anything if you do it properly, and I'd be certain to make it a gore-tex vent so you won't forget to screw it down. But it's not entirely necessary. At 6000 feet of elevation, you have about a two-pound difference in pressure compared to sea level--less than what it takes to blow up a balloon.
Foote 10'4X34", SIC 17.5 V1 hollow and an EPS one in Hood River. Foote 9'0" x 31", L41 8'8", 18' Speedboard, etc. etc.

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Re: Vent Plug ?
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2020, 10:20:38 PM »
On my L41 it's down inside the handle. Look there.
It's not overhead to me!
8'8" L-41 ST and a whole pile of boards I don't use.

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Re: Vent Plug ?
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2020, 08:05:15 AM »
I totally forgot about that. My L41 has it's vent in the handle too.
Foote 10'4X34", SIC 17.5 V1 hollow and an EPS one in Hood River. Foote 9'0" x 31", L41 8'8", 18' Speedboard, etc. etc.

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Re: Vent Plug ?
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2020, 11:22:58 AM »
I tend to think that the board manufacturer probably tested it a bunch and didn't install a vent for a specific reason.  So I wouldn't install one.

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Re: Vent Plug ?
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2020, 09:04:25 PM »
Guys, itís L41. Call or email him. lol

Itís Not Costco, heís in Santa Cruz, just ask.