AxeHealey
AxeHealey HalfDork
5/21/20 3:24 p.m.

If this shouldn't be on here, feel free to take it down.  

I was given an old Mares windsurfing board by a neighbor when we moved into this house. We're now moving and I don't want to take it with me. 

Last time I looked at it, the sail was in good shape but there's a (couple?) cracks in the back of the board. It's one of those really heavy huge ones from the 80's or 90's. I had a picture somewhere but I think it was on an old phone and I can't find the exact model online. 

If no one wants it, I'll chop the board up, throw the misc parts away and use the sail for a canopy off the truck for the racetrack but I figured someone where may want it. 

captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
captdownshift (Forum Supporter) UltimaDork
5/21/20 10:13 p.m.

If you were closer I'd be all over it, I rode a Mares to school about a 1/3 of the time when I lived in Avon, NC. 

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
5/21/20 10:26 p.m.

Tell people it's a SUP and you'll be fighting them off.

AxeHealey
AxeHealey HalfDork
5/22/20 7:51 a.m.
captdownshift (Forum Supporter) said:

If you were closer I'd be all over it, I rode a Mares to school about a 1/3 of the time when I lived in Avon, NC. 

To school? Did they make skateboards?

Floating Doc (Forum Supporter)
Floating Doc (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
5/22/20 8:02 a.m.

Damn. Too far away. Just what I need to finish my canoe.

Sail for the sailing conversion, and the board converted to an outrigger.

Sailing conversion, or for running my gas outboard motor.

Poor canoe doesn't get much love since I bought a Miata.

captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
captdownshift (Forum Supporter) UltimaDork
5/23/20 12:01 p.m.

In reply to AxeHealey :

Nope, outer banks of NC, lived in Avon north of the point of Hatteras island, school was on the soundside south of the point and you could see across the sound. Boardsailing and kite boarding to school was fairly common in the fall and late spring. More kids would take skiffs to school then the bus.

AxeHealey
AxeHealey HalfDork
5/23/20 8:08 p.m.

In reply to captdownshift (Forum Supporter) :

Damn That's about the coolest thing I've ever heard. 

 

captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
captdownshift (Forum Supporter) UltimaDork
5/25/20 1:54 p.m.

Next time I head down there I'll take some photos of the board sail rack they have. I miss that alternative universe, most of the time. 

AxeHealey
AxeHealey HalfDork
5/26/20 7:48 a.m.

I'd like to see that.

 

The board itself is actually at the garage a rent which I will no longer need with the new house/garage. That lease ends 7/15, FYI. By then it'll be trashed. 

Maybe I'll throw it on marketplace to give it a fighting chance...

Patrick (Forum Supporter)
Patrick (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
5/26/20 9:19 a.m.

Your life will be so much better not having to get back to that awkward garage with a trailer and elmore anymore, and also having your garage at home.  

AxeHealey
AxeHealey HalfDork
5/26/20 9:31 a.m.

In reply to Patrick (Forum Supporter) :

I know man. It's hard to complain because at least I have a space to work with but having everything at home is going to be awesome. 

AxeHealey
AxeHealey HalfDork
6/9/20 12:48 p.m.

Pictures in case it entices anyone!

Patrick (Forum Supporter)
Patrick (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
6/9/20 4:12 p.m.

I texted my dad because it seems like something he would want to make something else with 

AxeHealey
AxeHealey HalfDork
6/9/20 8:03 p.m.

Awesome. Just let me know.

californiamilleghia
californiamilleghia Dork
6/9/20 8:20 p.m.

I remember dragging those big boards across the sand ,  Windsurfing was fun for a couple years  , then I got as good as I could on flat water and was too chicken to go out in the waves !

But watching the Pros jump waves on Maui was amazing , 

AxeHealey
AxeHealey HalfDork
6/12/20 1:09 p.m.

I can't imagine this thing getting air... SO heavy.

 

Literally 0 bites for $50 on LetGo and Marketplace. Looks like it's probably getting the AXE.

AxeHealey
AxeHealey HalfDork
6/14/20 8:00 p.m.

Many bites with the price changed to $0. It's gone.

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