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    Seems ridiculous that a manufacturer would Market a product designed for daytime activity and sunny weather and then tell you to keep it out of the sun because it's exposure could damage the board just looking for your thoughts guy

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  • #2
    Originally posted by kcoben View Post
    Seems ridiculous that a manufacturer would Market a product designed for daytime activity and sunny weather and then tell you to keep it out of the sun because it's exposure could damage the board just looking for your thoughts guy

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    Everything goes on the racks. I can't stand wakeboards and surfboards lying around inside the boat. You're just asking for a cut in your vinyl doing that.

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    • #3
      I do keep them in the rack when we ride.
      As soon as we're done I put them aside in the shadow.
      That's only for my $$$ boards, not the "tourist" boards.

      It's only a matter of longevity, they will not be damaged in an instant but may break easily in the long run.

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      • #4
        It really depends on the surfboard and where you're at. In the south and west temps get really hot. The higher end surfboards definitely will bake in the sun and leaving them out could possibly damage them for sure . Custome Boards like Soulfraft , Doomswell, Chaos , and even Inland Surfer, will definitely heat up and leave a huge potentional to have some damage. This isn't happening while you're out for surf sets or something like that. It's dangerous when your out for the day , maybe tied up at the swim are or party cove having your gear sitting backing in the sun. Think about how hot you vinyl gets and then multiply that to see the potential for a board. Heating up resin and glue like that in the realm of 100-150 degrees can loosen things up

        A compression molded board from any wake mfg like a Hyperlite broadcast , Shim , something similar to that construction won't have any issues. It's really isn't a blanket statement that can be applied to everyone , but it does have merit for sure.

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        • #5
          We're only on the water for 5 hours or so daily so can't imagine issues . We have 3 inland surfer boards and had no issues other than my stupidity .... don't leave racks swung out when pulling into boat dock .. smashed our sweet spot and had to work small area on it


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          • #6
            Recently had a similar experience, waiting on replacement lesson learned on windy days, cost was 400, and they said college was expensive

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            • #7
              I'm in the north east so no worries about sun/heat damage up here, more issues with the racks, that ding/dent the high end custom boards. I never put my Walker Projects in the racks, but mass produced let everyone ride/try boards go in the racks. My general rule of thumb if it's $800+ it stays in the bow, if it's last seasons or older it can be stored in the racks.

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              • #8
                Well.. I guess my G23 surf pockets are useless. I bought a new Ronix board and used it one weekend. We keep two boards in the surf pockets. When I went to pull the board down at the end of the day it had puffed up (de-laminated from the core). Took the board back and Ronix is replacing it "this time" but under no circumstance are we to put the board in the top rack or even the side mounts. It must be stored completely out of the sun in a locker (per the retailer).

                I did some checking. This is a known issue for surfboards that apparently goes back years. Apparently surfboard manufacturers started having this issue when they quit making their boards out of wood and started using EPS cores. The air trapped in between the polystyrene balls expands with heat and can cause the fiberglass to separate. This problem was solved years ago by using small plugs (vents). You would simply open the vent when you got out of the water. Newer vent plugs have a small piece of Goretex that allow the air gases to vent but keep water out.

                So... Don't let your boards overheat. Apparently this can even happen if you keep your board in a hot car. Maybe if someone finds a decent board with vent plugs they could post it here so we can check them out. In the mean time you might want to reconsider paying for those surf pockets.....

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                • #9
                  I keep my factory made byerly and hyperlite boards in the racks and my soulcraft stays in the bow in a board bag.

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                  • #10
                    I had one of my ronix ones bubble too and it was under the cover. If you're worried about the heat, get a board sock and soak it in the water before putting it in the rack or Bimini.


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                    • #11
                      We keep skimmers in racks but surf style boards go in bags. I do think some of the delamination issues could be board makers as well. We have Domswell Inland and Soulcraft sit in sun and never had issues but I left a CWB out and it was toast. I don't worry as much about the sun/heat damage is the racks beating them up.

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                      • #12
                        Wow...I hadn't given this much thought at all. I currently only have a Hyperlite Shim but it wasn't free so I'll look after it a little more closely. One of the guys I ride with invested in a really nice Soulcraft so I'll pass this along - he probably already knows.

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