I picked up a pyzalian 2, rode it once, and found the glass in the back of the fin box had cracked and took on water:
Looking for input on the best way to fix this without making it look janky!
One of these cracks were visible already when I bought it but I figured it was water tight at the time. There are no dents or dings so I assume the glass was weak and just started to pull up from the box and crack? I wrode it in mellow surf and never hit the tail or fins. I'm careful with new boards.
I want to fix this as well so I can sell the board since it feels a little too big for me. What's the best way to repair it so it doesn't look bad?
I've done a lot of repairs, but nothing on a brand new board I want to sell. Here are the options I'm considering:
1. Avoid sanding through the glass and just try to remove the hot coat and re-seal the cracks and the glass at the edge of the fin box. I doubt I can get rid of the cracks this way but I think I can seal them. Will hotcoat be enough to prevent it from opening again?
2. Sand through a minimal area out to the finbox where the cracks are and put a couple really small pieces of cloth and re-hotcoat. This will get rid of the cracks but I'm not sure if doing such a small area will jeopordize the strength of the box and cause more problems?
3. Sand to the foam in a much larger area (say 2 inches around the cracks) to lay bigger peices of cloth and repair as if it were a larger ding vs. just cracks.
Where in this spectrum of minimal sanding vs. sanding and relaying cloth should I be targetting?
Separately, I'm interested if y'all think this could be due to a problem during the original glassing since I really didn't apply any stress to this box outside of normal surfing. I noticed a lot of Bubbles in the glass around this fin box and others. I haven't seen this before. Did pyzel's glasser skrew up on this board?