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#1 posted 07-01-2020 05:44 PM

I made a slalom water ski decades ago, when I was in high school down in S. Florida. IIRC, I didn’t use any special kind of epoxy, just your standard 2 part stuff, but I believe I added some microfibers as a filler so it would fill gaps better. I can’t remember the exact finish I used, but I believe it was some kind of urethane that the teacher recommended. That ski was awesome, held up well to the abuse and salt water environment, and I sold it some 10 years later for $200 and it was still in perfect condition. I remember those old Cypress garden skis, and may still have a pair or two out in the shed. I’d just epoxy it back. Most likely, todays epoxy is much better than what was being used in the 70-80’s so it should hold up just fine. Then finish with your preferred top coat to keep the moisture out.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable


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