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Tear on a leaderfins fiberglass blade,

Raizcajulis

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My cousin just saw this on her blade yesterday. She’s not sure what caused it, but would anyone know if it can be fixed? And how?

thanks
 

Brochman

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I have worked with fiber glass for a number of years now and yes you could try fixing it but because it is on the corner off the fin so right next to the edge then it's going to be a fiddly job so your going to need some patience. You will need to use some matting to bridge the crack in the fin and use a resin over the top once it's been fibre glassed or you might just be able to get a Glass fibre repair kit at your nearest hard wear store or online and then watch a few videos on YouTube on how to repair fibre glass and give it a go and to be honest it's worth a shot but the damaged fin will not be the same as the non damaged fin once repaired because of the extra matting and fibre glass so you might find that the damaged fin works differently than it used to but that's just a guess as I have not repaired a damaged fin then tried it out afterwards. Usually more weight on one side means you will steer to the side with more weight on so have to compensate with the other leg.
 
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I am not sure from the photo, but it appears that the rubber has simply pulled away from the blade itself. If that is the case, a drop or two of superglue should take care of it. You would hold or press the rubber back into the correct position.

If you want to be extra careful, you can put some masking tape on the blade next to the work area so that no glue can migrate outside of the work area.
 
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