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The CB on my (new to me last year)30 year old R19 has a hole in it. About the size of a nickle, and going all the way through, it''s just up from the bottom of the board, and the board is swollen/expanded, probably from infiltration. By the sound,there is some hollow area around the hole. This swelling also makes the board stick in the trunk. I raise it only so far, so I have something to pull down on, when releasing the pennant doesn''t do it. Question: can I repair the hole, (in water), or must I buy a new board? What will be the short term/long term results of doing nothing? Thanks to anyone who has any advise...
 

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Thanks for your reply. I would like to try what you have suggested. Unfortunately, the boat is now in the water. It was launched on Memorial Day. It usually stays in the water until Labor Day. Obviously I can''t remove the board while in the water. I guess I''ll see how it behaves going into and out of the trunk. From your advice, the worst case scenario seems to be continued waterlogging past repairability. Any idea how this continued deterioration will affect sailing ? In other words, if I leave it "as-is" this summer. (The hole is about the size of a nickel, and inside appears to be hollow now in about a 2 1/2/ diameter around the hole. All this is about 2" from the bottom of the board). Thanks for taking the time. I appreciate it.
 
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