Windsurfing & Stand-Up Paddleboarding in Michigan
Hey you longboarders that have these boards may be interested in this if your gasket needs replacement.
Go to Home Depot and purchase a 3 foot strip of black vinyl base molding (they have two thicknesses and stiffnessess - I used the slightly stiffer one about 1/16 in. thick), some barge cement and make your own. Be careful removing the original gasket, the adhesive Mistral used took some of the epoxy skin off when I removed mine. You can minimize damage by using a scraper with beveled edge and keeping flat on board while prying to lift gasket. You will still probably lift some skin and need to repair with a structural epoxy. I used Marine Tex, it is a 2-part that dries in hours and is sandable. After repairing the inner box, cut the vinyl to fit (2 3/4 in. x 34 1/4 in for 93 Mistral Equipe XR) , sand both surfaced and bond with a good marine adhesive. Presto, you are back on the course with a good as or better than new gasket.
If you get a chance, check the website for the next Great Lakes Demo Tour event, see you on the water.