Search Site:
Tel: 0208 715 0040
Show cart

Check out the Blue Chip SUPer Club for Social and Adventure paddles on rivers and waterways around the Home Counties – New Members always welcome


Blue Chip Board Repair Service

Board Repairs

Sail Repairs

General Repairs

 
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..



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

Please Note:

We cannot give cost estimates or timescales for
repairs without either seeing the sail or an image.
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.

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 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 £20 
  • 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.
Trade customers for
Windsurfing boards
We repair windsurfing boards and sails for many well known and less well known retail outlets and windsurfing schools
Transporting your board to us We are unable to transport your board for you, unless instructed by one of the insurance companies listed below, however, we recommend the following transport companies. Their prices and service will vary from region to region so we recommend you ask them all and compare the service and prices offered:
www.freightmove.com  : www.city-link.co.uk  : www.postvan.com/uk 
www.apc-overnight.com  : www.interparcel.com 
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.
Packing your board In our experience, transport companies are not the most caring when transporting your board, therefore please take notice of our packing advice by clicking here
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 specialise in repairing the following brands Angulo – Copello – Drops - F2 – Fanatic – Hifly – JP – Mistral – Naish – RRD – Seatrend – Starboard – Strapper – Tabu – Tiga  – AHD – Bic –
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 or boom dink would cost about £40 and take about a week. (an express service is usually available on request)
Board Re-Gripping

We can re-grip your board as new, with the same translucent heavy duty grip as supplied on a new board. Our grip will also seal and protect your graphics as well as any other marks on your board, so we advise you bringing your board to us rinsed from salt water, cleaned and ready to be gripped.

  • To re-grip a board up to 2.4m will cost £35
  • To re-grip a board over 2.4m up to 3.0m will cost £40
  • To re-grip a board over 3.0m up to 3.5m will cost £45
  • To re-grip a board over 3.5m will cost £50
Workshop Location
Payments You can make all payments via a valid credit card or cash. All repair prices quoted are subject to the current rate of vat. To pay by credit card over the phone just call
0208 715 0040. or  Click here to pay online using a valid payment card. You can enter the agreed total in the comments box at the check out.
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)