Sunday, November 25, 2012

My New Board

Stability of the new board is less than the original. I call this the Dwight Model Version 2. To compensate for reducing the thickness by 1/4" and shaping the rails ultra thin. (matching a prone fun board rail size), I increased the width by 7/8". I'm a bit surprised the stability is a lot less. About mid way between the Jacky Model and Dwight Model in stability at my current weight of 195 lbs. For Scott, who weighs only 175 lbs, he found the V2 model more stable. The difference being he rides high and dry on the original. Placing his CG too high above the water. You want the deck flush with the water. For how it surfs......sporty! With the tail being 3/4" wider, it actually feels way sportier and feels SMALLER. Much snappier. Going back to the original board, it feels a bit like a caddy. When we get some real waves again, I expect it will take my surfing to another level.
The waves have departed. The new board curse.

Here she is. 7'8 x 30.38 x 4.25 with ultra thin rails.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Laminating the Bottom

Dennis came by today to watch my methods. Dennis has built some beautiful vacuum bagged bamboo skinned surfboards. After watching me, he said he's never laminating the old way again.
Deck laminated yesterday. Notice the pencil line marking the deck pad location

Wetting the cloth

Rolling it up


Squeegee as you unroll

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Fun Thanksgiving Day

I love glassing more than I love shaping. Probably because of the way I laminate. I'm using white pigment on this one. A brilliant idea I got from Neilson Surfboards.
The wet out table AFTER the cloth has been removed. Look at amount of resin pulled out of the cloth on roll up. Light weight!

Deck with 1st layer on.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Back in the shaping room

The hot wire template

The new board is shaped. It's a sexy looking one

Friday, November 16, 2012

Another Fantastic Morning at Jetty Park

Another amazing morning

SUPed all morning, then switched to wind SUP when wind hit 20-25

Thursday, November 15, 2012

As Good as it Gets

Jacky at Jetty Park

Dave, the rookie

James MacLaren of


Jacky.......Surf Machine would have been in the curl


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Cocoa Beach Surfing Wednesday

Dave, the rookie. Jacky laughed so hard when she took this photo


Dave, the rookie. Jacky took the photos, blame her Dave!

Dave, the rookie

I tried Dave's board. A Neilson with some interesting construction. It has white pigment in the resin. No yellowing and no rail shatter marks. None in the shop rental either.