Once I had the pad cut, scraped, buffed out and ready to go, I scratched up the bottom of the bonus mount with a sand paper pad and tested it to see how it fit.
I'd cut the pad just a little too big but the fit looked pretty clean. I noticed that there was some white showing through so I took a Sharpy pen and blackened the deck around the edges of the cut pad, just to keep it looking clean.
Luckily, I've got a very tolerant wife who puts up with all my messy hobbies- she even let me bring the board into the living room to epoxy it up. Letting your husband finish the job in the warm living room so that the epoxy will go off correctly, that's love.
A couple of friends were checking out my placement of the mount and they wondered if I would step on it when I was surfing. Honestly, I've never been able to get my foot that far back onto the tail and still be able to drive the board down the line. I haven't tried it yet but I'll report to you once I see how it goes.
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