Hey Reverb, I'm slow and old, have reading comprehensions problems, can't see too well, can't handle my computer, but I think I see that you are very sure of your point, with this second rehash of your original post. I disagree! Having glassed over 130 boards, owned 100, and been involved in the contruction of close to 500, I don't see much breakage caused by a deck reinforcement patch. Even an add-on, I don't see it. Add-on just need to be cut with scissors, before laminating it on. After lam, there is no need for cutting. As an aside....after my first 5 glass jobs, I figured that maybe a taildeck patch should be a deep V, if the board is standing up. Meaning the rails are reinforced up to the widepoint, but the center deck has glass only up the like....24" from the tail. I've broken 3 of my boards that I was involved with, and maybe saw 3 other broken. None fractured near the deckpatch to non patch area.
boards DO NOT break because of a deck patch. I glass all my personal boards w/ a 3 quarter deck patch and have never snapped one in the patch area . Also I have glassed 40,000 to 50,000 boards (many w/deck patches)never any feedback about breakage. The only boards I tend to break have a 4 oz. deck and 4 oz bottom and they still last between 3 and 6 months
lee ...typo he meant leash...put a leash on you will break the board...ambrose...alas the wisdom from the mouths of the proletariat
Hey Doc - I gave Mike most of the definitions that ended up in the glossary/FAQ section. There were more of them but they slipped through a crack somewhere... I'd be happy to work on more of them (asst. editor in chief) but have been busy building boards lately. Personally I think there should be a "beginners page" here somewhere with links to glossary, tool list, "what blank" questions and other such stuff that comes up weekly or daily. The old "search the archives" response seems to not work well for lots of people, unfortunately. Mr. MP?? What do you think?
Hey Ambrose You got me flumuxed! What do you mean, "put a leash on, you will break the board" ??? Like I said, I've broken 3 boards. NONE of them had anything to do with leashes, I HELD ON, and they snapped 3" from my face! Like I said, I'm old, slow to comprehend, and almost blind. Anyone? I can't figure that one out.
Sounds good to me, Keith. However you guys want to play it, anything I can toss in that'd be of value I'll be happy to do. That's why I put together my ding repair pages in the first place - was easier than sending out the same replies to questions repeatedly. Just a thought: would it be a good idea to maybe go with links from a picture page or something? You know, a picture of a board with maybe some labels ( say for instance, 'tail' ) , click on the name of the label ( the word 'tail' below the picture ) and zap, there's the page that applies and a strong suggestion on that page that one can search the archives for much, much more..... Mostly 'cos I hate bitmapping images for links. that any use? doc........
I think just identifying anything that either should be in a glossary or FAQ section would be helpful -- or putting in the subject words that make the thread really easy to find in the archives helps too... If we get threads w/ useful definitions I'd be happy to clean them up & email them to go in the FAQ page... We'll have to leave it up to Mike whether he has any interest in (and time for) setting up a beginner or "start here" page.
what did you eat the day the boards broke? I have this snickers bar and brocoli theory I'm trying to flesh out....I also have suspicions about ckicken and green peas...but then again it could just be mouldy Knackkebrod...ambrose ...searching out the board breaking factor
Rice Krispies? SNAP, crackle, pop -- makes sense, doesn't it?