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Blue Chip Board Repair Service

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Blue Chip Express Repairs is the largest board & sail repair workshop facility in the UK.  We repair all makes of boards and sails here on the premises to insurance standards. Most of our repairs are completely invisible. All of our repair work carries a Blue Chip Guarantee..

Brian Johncey's Blue Chip Sailboards trading as Blue Chip Repairs, is an entirely separate business from the retail store, offering repairs to the water sports enthusiast.
Blue Chip sail repair service; repairs dingy sails, catamaran sails, spinnakers, kites, windsurfing sails,
Blue Chip board repairs service; repairs surfboards, kite boards, sup boards, inflatable boards.
Brian Johncey operates his sole trader repair business from a workshop which is conveniently located in a separate building to the rear of the Blue Chip Board Store. The repair workshop can be accessed from Abbots Road or through the rear door of the Board Store.

NOTE:
Regrettably, due to temporary space constraints we not accepting
windsurfing board or hard-shell SUP board in for repairs. 
Unfortunately, we don't know of any other board repairs that we could
recommend who can repair boards up to our Blue Chip standard.



Online Board Repair Estimate:
If in doubt as to what you may need to fix your board
you can send us an image and description of the
damage by clicking here


NOTE: On suspected delamination, we can only
give advice on seeing the board first hand


Please Note:

We cannot give cost estimates or timescales for
repairs without either seeing the board or an image.
Delamination:
We cannot give any advice on delamination
without seeing the board first hand
NOTE:
We will only download emails with attachments up to 2MB so please only send lo res images
in either "jpg" or "gif" formats of less than 2MB per email, anything larger, we will not receive.
(image attachments larger than 2 MB and all zip files will be blocked by our system)

Blue Chip Express Repairs is one of the largest board & sail repair workshop facility in the UK.
We repair all makes of boards and sails here on the premises to insurance standards and our own high Blue Chip standards
Click here to check out our repairs gallery
Most of our repairs are completely invisible
All of our repair work carries a Blue Chip guarantee.
Broken foot strap screws


Damaged Fin Boxes

Mast Rails
We can usually extract broken foot strap screws leaving the plastic female thread intact so the hole can be re-used.

We can repair and or replace damaged power, Tuttle and US fin boxes.

We can insert, repair and or replace damaged finboxes.

Damaged Air Screw Thread in your board:



Is your board fitted with a Pressure Release Valve?

  • It’s fast:
    We can do the job  while you wait
    *       
  • It’s Cheap:
    It only cost £30 
  • It Lasts   
    We give a LIFE TIME WARRANTY
  • Our professional advice must follow the manufactures instructions which are usually similar the the following; "make sure the air vent screw is done up whist the board in on the water to prevent water ingress. When the board is off the water the air vet screw should be left undone a couple of turns."
  • The air vent screw and “O” ring only work by creating seal between the shoulder of the screw head and the shoulder of the vent thread within the board. Therefore from new, we recommend coat the air vent screw and “O” ring with silicon grease and only tighten the screw to give a “pinch” effect on the “O” ring. Over tightening the screw will not create an efficient seal; “au contraire”, over tightening will crush and deform the “O” ring resulting in a very high risk of the board thread stripping and water ingress.
  • A common reason for a board to gain weight is if you have over tightened the pressure release screw and damaged the important sealing system.
  • We can fix your vent thread If you have or suspect you have stripped the air vent thread within the board, we can re-thread the board vent while you wait and give you a life time warranty on the job.  
  • * Call first to make sure our technician is on site when you arrive.
Board Damage location report form

Before sending your board to us, click on the PDF image to download and complete our damage location report form. By completing the Blue Chip damage location report form we can see the exact area of damage needing attention and thereby reduce and confusion on what damage you wish us to rectify.
NOTE: Board damage at sea; A small amount of effort can save time and money
Before any repair work can take place, the damaged area will need the be flushed out with fresh water, otherwise the board will never dry out completely, Sea water is hydroscopic, therefore, if you haven’t cleaned the board in fresh water, you may think it is dry but then the residue salt crystals within the damaged area will absorb moisture from the atmosphere and the damaged area will once again becomes wet and the repair may not take.
We are approved insurance repairers for Viking Sail Safe, Bishop Skinner, Colin Curtis, Newton Crum, Noble Marine
Click here to check out our repairs gallery
We repair all types of construction including Glass, Kevlar Laminates, Carbon Laminates, Carbon Sandwich, Wood Laminates, Honeycomb, vacuumed form and Plastic Thermo Welding.
As a rough price guide To repair a simple crack on a standard construction white board would cost about £50 and take about a week, subject to sight. (an express service is usually available on request)
Workshop Location
Express Board Repairs The Blue Chip Express Repair Service means just that. Once we have the board we can complete the repair within 48 hours depending on the work involved.
If you require the Express repair service you must specify this at the outset as we will need to build this into our schedule and cost appraisal.
Board Restorations:
The Blue Chip Express Repair Service means just that. Once we have the board we can complete the repair within 48 hours depending on the work involved.
Restoration work is labour intensive and time consuming, which ends up as a very expensive exercise. All too often, the cost of restoration work will far exceed the value of the board. Board restoration is best undertaken as a DIY project where your labour is given freely. Click here for a full list of DIY restoration products.

Blue Chip Express Repairs does not undertake board restoration, we specialise in urgent and high specification repair work on boards, surfboards and sails.
 
Board and sail storage charges for repaired equipment left beyond the QRCD (quoted repair completion date)

Due to the amount of work we are now asked to undertake by private customers, insurance companies and trade work for other shops, together with a lack of storage space within our workshop, we cannot accommodate storage of finished boards and sails in our workshops for more than 10 days after the QRCD. However we now operate a secure post storage service.
Click here for board and sail storage charges for repaired equipment left beyond the QRCD (quoted repair completion date)