Author Topic: Question about Oxbow 11'6"--weird, alarming hull depressions on bottom  (Read 1960 times)

ADKstrider

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My relatively new, purchased this spring and put to use in July on a New England freshwater lake, Oxbow 11-6 has an alarming tendency to collect subtle concavities on its bottom.  Noticeable from certain angles , the inconsistencies are slight depressions.  A not-too-hard prod with my thumb makes a new, smooth quarter-sized dish.  Does anyone else have experience with this?  The depressions aren't big or deep enough to influence performance, but what will the cumulative effects of inevitable bumps be?  Thanks!!

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Re: Question about Oxbow 11'6"--weird, alarming hull depressions on bottom
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2010, 09:22:38 PM »
Yeah my wifes Oxbow 10'6 has the same thing. The construction isn't great on them IMO but she loves the design rocker, v & rails etc make it a better and faster board than her Starboard 9'8 element IHO  :)

We got it for half the price of the starboard too so not too worried that the construction isn't as good as the SB

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Re: Question about Oxbow 11'6"--weird, alarming hull depressions on bottom
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2010, 07:08:45 AM »
Thanks for touching base...I too have been pleased with the shape and handling characteristics--I hope it'll bear up o.k. in Jersey Shore surf. 

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Re: Question about Oxbow 11'6"--weird, alarming hull depressions on bottom
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2010, 11:09:53 AM »
I've seen the same thing in my brother's Pearson-Arrow Laird. Didn't give us a warm fuzzy that the board would be very sturdy.
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Re: Question about Oxbow 11'6"--weird, alarming hull depressions on bottom
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2010, 11:29:35 AM »
sounds like pressure dings to me . All lightly glassed polyester resin surfboards are very susceptible to this and my 11'6" Island Creations sup board has them all over the bottom from just paddling on flat water .