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Ryan

Since 14 Jul 2005
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PostTue Oct 23, 18 10:33 am    Gary Swanson Reply with quote

Anyone know if Gary Swanson is still around town? I know he often heads south this time of year.

I have a board that needs repair and want to use him....if he is still around.

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Kmun

Since 05 Jul 2009
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PostWed Oct 24, 18 9:36 am    In town but probably not... Reply with quote

My bet is Gary is too busy with his regular job to repair boards. At least he was not taking on side work this mid summer when I needed a fifth fin box installed in my quad.

1. Perhaps Art at Northpacific has a partner who will repair your board.
2. Check with Brian Hiend at Open Ocean, Lyle.
http://www.openocean.com/index.html

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wylieflyote

Since 30 Jun 2006
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Puget Sound & Wa. Coast
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PostWed Oct 24, 18 9:47 am     Reply with quote

Heard on the beach that Brian is retiring.
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DrewB

Since 16 Aug 2006
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PostWed Oct 24, 18 7:07 pm     Reply with quote

Gary has moved on from board building and repair.
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Ryan

Since 14 Jul 2005
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PostThu Oct 25, 18 6:39 am    board repair Reply with quote

I spoke with Art yesterday and reached out to both Gary and Brian with no response yet. Any other skilled board repair folks around that I could reach out to?

Sounds like we are loosing quite a bit of knowledge with Brian and Gary hanging it up. Art doesn't do much in the way of board repair.

Bummer, I still remember the first Cascade windsurf board I rode in the early 90's at Viento. Gary has been doing it for a while!

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wylieflyote

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PostThu Oct 25, 18 2:46 pm    Re: board repair Reply with quote

Ryan wrote:

Bummer, I still remember the first Cascade windsurf board I rode in the early 90's at Viento. Gary has been doing it for a while!


"When the Gorge goes to Gas... I'm going to Glass"

I loved my Cascade.
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dangler

Since 26 Feb 2006
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PostThu Oct 25, 18 3:25 pm    Brian Reply with quote

wylieflyote wrote:
Heard on the beach that Brian is retiring.

So he can spend more time with his remaining limbs" Dumbledore

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fatstixs

Since 02 Aug 2007
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The Gorge
 



PostThu Oct 25, 18 4:30 pm    Give Pierre a try for board repairs. Reply with quote

Give Pierre a try for board repairs.

He did a great job on my SUP that had a cracked rail.

His phone number and contact information is at Big Winds.

Ride on!

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Nevo

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PostFri Oct 26, 18 5:36 am     Reply with quote

I used Willy from Low Tide Ding Repair. His work was awesome, fast, affordable. A few of my friends went there after me and also got their boards fixed up and were excited about it as well.

Here's his instagram link which has additional contact info in it:

https://www.instagram.com/lowtide_dingrepair/?hl=en

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bambam

Since 15 Mar 2005
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Hood River
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PostFri Oct 26, 18 8:05 am     Reply with quote

Gary Swanson... Ha, he was the source of my nickname "Bam Bam" so so so long ago!!!

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wylieflyote

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PostFri Oct 26, 18 8:41 am     Reply with quote

bambam wrote:
Gary Swanson... Ha, he was the source of my nickname "Bam Bam" so so so long ago!!!


Always wondered about this. You probably don't recall rescuing me around 1992 off of Honeybuns Maui.

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bambam

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PostFri Oct 26, 18 9:41 am     Reply with quote

Ha, that was you!!! Definitely remember the rescue...

I also was rescued a lot on that trip.. I broke three masts one day and ended up with a 5.0 sail with lots of holes in the leading edge mast sleeve... What a fun trip... and the poor rescue guys on the jet ski got to know my first name that day.... "BAM"...

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shred_da_gorge

Since 12 Nov 2008
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PostMon Oct 29, 18 8:58 am     Reply with quote

I second the recommendation for the crazy Frenchman (Pierre). He's fixed delams and glassed boxes for me in years past, does stellar work.

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Ryan

Since 14 Jul 2005
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Oregon
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PostTue Oct 30, 18 8:01 am    Pierre contact Reply with quote

Anyone have Pierre's contact info. I'm in PDX.

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