Saturday, October 29, 2011

The NEW 7'8 Dumpster Diver is Done!

2 layers 4oz S bottom, 3 full layers 4oz S deck, plus 6oz E under deck pad. Finished weight with deck pad 14.5 lbs. Designed 3 liters less than my 7'8 Naish. 11 liters less than my 7'10 Dumpster Diver.
Photo by Jacky with her new iPhone 4S

7 comments:

CB1 said...

Sweet! Nice job!

NC Paddle Surfer said...

Thanks. I was worried it would turn out heavy adding that extra layer of 6oz E. The 6oz felt like laying heavy carpet on the deck compared to the 4oz S.

Big difference between the two cloths.

Very happy it came out super light.

NC Paddle Surfer said...

BTW, Capt Ron's tips on pin holes was a huge help. No pin holes this time.

SUPrman said...

DW,

Awesome!
few questions, why Dumpster Diver?
what was the tip on Pin Holes

Mahalo

ct

NC Paddle Surfer said...

Dumpster Diver is a Channel Islands model I liked the look of. I enlarged a photo of that board and traced it in CAD, then printed it full size and traced it onto my blank.

I did my hot coat is 2 steps.

1) A half size resin batch spread with squeegee, up-down, side to side, over and over again filling the weave.
2) Another half size batch of hot coat resin poured and spread with a brush over the resin just applied with a squeegee.

SUPrman said...

DW,

that is unreal what you did, I remember seeing the board and you followed the shape with your CADD program, that is teriffic that you made it into a SUB, you guys are ridding it smaller and smaller. Are you still bagging it too? I will be waiting for you report on you test ride

Mahalo

ct

NC Paddle Surfer said...

I'm not bagging the boards. But I do wet the cloth on a table, like vacuum baggers all do. This is where the weight savings comes from. Wetting on a table lets you get near pre-preg cloth to resin ratios.

Bagging adds strength, but doesn't save weight.