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12 years 4 months ago #5089 by candela
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How "bad" is it to have a ski in the sun for a few hours every afternoon(QLD).

A couple of weeks ago I bought a new glass V12 Performance and the only place I can store it get a few hours of sun every afternoon.

Does anyone know if that's likely to be a big issue, even if I keep it clean and waxed? Otherwise I'll need to build some kind of shade structure.

Thanks

Mart

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12 years 4 months ago #5093 by Pete
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I suggest keeping it as far away from sun as you can - I had a epic a while back that I am sure the sun started to cause raised bumps over the whole ski.

I now keep my new one in a cave

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12 years 4 months ago #5095 by yankee
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A tarp neatly wrapped/hung over it versus "building" something? That's what I've done for years, and no sun damage to any boats along the way...

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12 years 4 months ago #5098 by latman
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I'm not sure about the new Epic factory, but the old one used a white Vinyl Ester gelcoat which slowly browns with exposure to UV rays. Other than that white is a good "colour" to stop the Laminate getting too hot and causing delamination . If you are going to have a darker colour then a cover or shade is necessary and a breathable cover will be best so it doesn't "boil" moisture into the thin Gelcoat.

disclaimer . I have made kayaks,skis and canoes for 17yrs now

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12 years 4 months ago #5102 by aussie
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When i lived on the canal i kept my ski under shade cloth o got from a scaffolder friend as bunnings charged an arm and a leg.It did the job but a roof would have worked better.Make sure you wash it thoroughly though as minerals in the water created a brownish foam which if left on will turn your boat a pretty ordinary colour especially if burnt in by the sun.btw doing the gold again lats?

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12 years 4 months ago #5103 by candela
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Thanks for the tips guys.

As of this morning I've draped some towels over the ski and my old man has some left over shade cloth which I'll get on the weekend on drape over the ski as well.

Aussie - I know what you mean about the brown foam on the ski, I'm on a Gold Coast canal and have to wash the ski down after each paddle. My old ski has permanent brown marks on it from not cleaning it enough.


Mart

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12 years 4 months ago #5105 by Rightarmbad
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There are some recommendations on the Epic website re this.

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12 years 4 months ago #5106 by candela
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I can't believe I missed that......

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12 years 4 months ago #5153 by aussie
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be careful with the towels as heat is a bit issue with storing skis,im on the crane near the adventure outlet on tuesday if you want some shade cloth,ask for ian

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12 years 4 months ago - 12 years 4 months ago #5157 by latman
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To Aussie re Cooly Gold. No not this year (or ever maybe), can't run. haven't trained at all, and not keen Ha ha
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12 years 4 months ago #5158 by latman
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Rightarmbad wrote:

There are some recommendations on the Epic website re this.


I had a look on the epic site and saw stuff about storing out of direct sunlight, and building a tent using trees etc etc ,is there somewhere specific to look ?

saw this in warranty info also !! This warranty policy does not apply to Epic Australia; any and all boats & paddles purchased in Australia are not covered by warranty.
ouch.

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12 years 4 months ago #5159 by Sandy
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Tyvek house wrap , some brands are silver one side others white. put the white or silver side out. the material "breathes" and hence won't "steam" your ski. Find one of your carpenter buddies to nab you a piece. It is spendy at the building supply and you usually have to buy an entire roll which is way too much for 1 ski. couple bungees each end on some stands and your done !

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12 years 4 months ago #5172 by candela
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Thanks for all the suggestions everyone. I’ve found a better place to store it at home with significantly less sun until I have time to erect some sort of tent with shade cloth.

Aussie – Thanks for the offer of the shade cloth, my old man has about 10m of the stuff left over from his latest project that he also said I could have.

Thanks again

Mart

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