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Carbon Fiber Rudder Fix

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Hello, my rudder on my new Ehukai OC1 is splintering from being hit. Do you recommend a repair method to cover it? It is not cracked.

Thanks!

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Aloha Courtney,

Sorry to hear about your rudder damage. I hope we can find you a solution for a home remedy.

From personal experience UV resin might be a good option for you, you can use saran wrap (cling film) to shape the repair while it is malleable, then expose to UV (sun light is best) for it to cure, then you remove the film. You can sand it down if needed, but usually you can get away without sanding. This simple technique might be a good option, however I will reach out to our design team and see what they have to say, so please wait on the repair until we have the best recommendation.

Weed (swept) Rudder:

https://outriggerzone.com/product/weed-rudder/

Standard Rudder:

https://outriggerzone.com/product/standard-rudder/

See this video on how to repair using UV Resin.

~Naim

 

PS: Be sure to get the Epoxy UV Resin

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Courtney,

I checked in with the shop and they agree to use Resin as a home fix. I suggest trying the UV resin for reasons I highlighted. Be sure to get the Epoxy compatible UV resin. Linked here:

Let me know if you have any questions, would be cool to see your finished repair please post your photos so we can see how this works. Thanks!

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Thank you, I will let you know how it goes!

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Category: Tags: asked May 3, 2015

3 Answers

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Aloha Courtney,

Sorry to hear about your rudder damage. I hope we can find you a solution for a home remedy.

From personal experience UV resin might be a good option for you, you can use saran wrap (cling film) to shape the repair while it is malleable, then expose to UV (sun light is best) for it to cure, then you remove the film. You can sand it down if needed, but usually you can get away without sanding. This simple technique might be a good option, however I will reach out to our design team and see what they have to say, so please wait on the repair until we have the best recommendation.

Weed (swept) Rudder:

https://outriggerzone.com/product/weed-rudder/

Standard Rudder:

https://outriggerzone.com/product/standard-rudder/

See this video on how to repair using UV Resin.

~Naim

 

PS: Be sure to get the Epoxy UV Resin

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Courtney,

I checked in with the shop and they agree to use Resin as a home fix. I suggest trying the UV resin for reasons I highlighted. Be sure to get the Epoxy compatible UV resin. Linked here:

Let me know if you have any questions, would be cool to see your finished repair please post your photos so we can see how this works. Thanks!

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Thank you, I will let you know how it goes!