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Don't forget a ding repair kit. I got stuck in Panama with a major gash in my board and no way to fix it.

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Don't forget a ding repair kit. I got stuck in Panama with a major gash in my board and no way to fix it.
Aren't most boards fiberglass? If so, most people on long distance cruises in a fiberglass boat would have the materials to make hull repairs, and that would probably suffice for repairing a surfboard, would it not?

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I was thinking the exact same thing... I would need to have figerglass and some resin on board already for the boat, kill 2 birds with 1 stone.

Ok, next thought... wetsuits??

Oh and as far as fishing goes... what are the rules? Lobster taking?
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That's a good question SD.. It's something I had trouble with in the past and haven't yet looked into it. I had read somewhere out there on the interwebs that you need to be careful to match the repair materials with the type of board. I had a really old longboard that was dinged up pretty badly. I mixed up some West and as soon as the West touched the foam in the board it began to bubble up really bad. It looked as if the epoxy was boiling. I don't ride that board too much so I tabled the repair for another day and it's been sitting ever since.

I would keep in mind that the hardener for West has a yellow tint to it. If you want the board to stay pretty you should look for a clear hardener to bring along. This one would look pretty bad with a big yellow patch on it.
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Ok, next thought... wetsuits??
I would bring two rash guards (one longsleeve and one short)...basically just to keep the sun off of you. A thin skin for long sessions. And you might as well bring a 3/2 also.

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I was thinking the exact same thing... I would need to have figerglass and some resin on board already for the boat, kill 2 birds with 1 stone.

Ok, next thought... wetsuits??

Oh and as far as fishing goes... what are the rules? Lobster taking?
Don't know crap about wetsuits other than I have a lot of trouble finding one that'd fit me.

As for fishing and lobster taking, it depends on the country. If you're out past 12 miles, then you're in international waters and aren't really bound so much by the restrictions countries place on fishing, but be aware, if you go into territorial waters and are over the limit, you're going to be in trouble.

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Most epoxies are not UV resistant and need to be protected from UV by coating them with either paint or gelcoat. Some epoxies are UV tolerant, like MarineTex, and can be used to fair small damaged areas fairly well without a need for painting or gelcoating. Using something with fiberglass cloth is a good idea if the actual laminate is damaged.
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That's a good question SD.. It's something I had trouble with in the past and haven't yet looked into it. I had read somewhere out there on the interwebs that you need to be careful to match the repair materials with the type of board. I had a really old longboard that was dinged up pretty badly. I mixed up some West and as soon as the West touched the foam in the board it began to bubble up really bad. It looked as if the epoxy was boiling. I don't ride that board too much so I tabled the repair for another day and it's been sitting ever since.

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On my mandatory sailing supply list... Surfboard and Fisinhg tackle. I have been on so many long range fishing trips etc. and you look out and see crazy good waves on remote islands and think crap. Whenever I am on my boat (or close friends) the surfboard comes with. Have fun.
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So what have you brought, that you really didn't need?
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