Good Day fellas!
Long time reader - I reckon I've learned everything I know about repairs from Swaylocks over the last 5 years. So cheers for all the insight.
I've just started laminating my first board - built a bay over the summer (Australia) and I'm making a 7'7 Egg, pretty thick and boxy rails. I must say - it's an addictive process, can't wait to float this one out and start another.
I reckon my highlights from laminating are as follows:
- Doing my rail pour ... and seeing globs of gel float out of the bucket. Sheer terror, sheer terror.
- Running around in panic and kicking over the tub with the last of my acetone ... and then trying to clean the gooey squeegee with the spilled acetone on the floor.
- Noticing remnants of my glove laminated to the deck.
- Scraping drips off the floor to try and wet out the laps.
But, it looks pretty salvagable. I've cut off all the dry cloth from the lap, will patch it tonight and get a photo up soon.
I now understand more comprehensively why everyone recommends a clear free-lap for the first board - but hey, who am I to listen?