At some stage a plastic fin was crudely fitted
into the original Safeset finbox.
Making it impossible to use the finbox.
There were a couple of options.
Remove the old box and fit a new/second hand Safeset box.
Or fill the old box and set a new fin on top.
After removing a Safeset box from a donor board.
Which was a major job.
And caused some damage.
Filling the box and setting a new fin was by far the better option.
So the old box was cleaned up.
A 3mm rebate was cut into the box to make a clean edge.
Then filled with pigmented resin and milled fibre.
This was then capped with a two layers of 4oz cloth on the bias.
This old board has seen better days.
The glass on the bottom has been severely attacked by the UV's.
The deck was in slightly better condition.
Numerous delams top and bottom.
Mainly in the sunburnt areas.
Fairly flat rocker with a stage 1 Greenough fin.
The crosses appear original
and were touched up prior to glossing.
This board is past being a rider with the glass the way it is.
But well worth restoring as a wall hanger.
I have a small ding repair and restoration business based on the NSW Central Coast 100km Nth of Sydney, Australia. This site has been set up to highlight the restoration side of the business.
Restorations take time. There is plenty going on behind the scenes. So have a look at a new blog in my links. "dpsr behind the scenes." This has incorporated the photos link and will show the day to day stuff that goes on with the restorations and a bit more.