Sunday, February 24, 2013

FOR SALE - My personal 7'8 (the original)

The original that started it all. Weight with pad and fins 14.8. Tough as hell.  $650 without fins (Firm)

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Monday, February 18, 2013

The new 7'4 ready to surf

Weight Update- After getting some inconsistent weights, I gave in and bought a postal scale and reweighed all my boards.

Weights complete with pad and quad fins installed are:

13.8 lbs  7'4 Manatee 110L "Vacuum Bagged" 2x4oz deck 2x4oz bottom, 1x carbon deck
14.4 lbs  7'8 Jacky Model 90L "table lam, not bagged" 3x4oz deck 2x4oz bottom 2x6oz deck patch
14.8 lbs  7'8 Dwight Model 100L "table lam, not bagged" 3x4oz deck 2x4oz bottom 1x6oz deck patch
15.5 lbs  7'4 Manatee 110L "table lam, not bagged" 2x4oz deck 2x4oz bottom 1x carbon deck
16.5 lbs  8'5 Inlet Runner "table lam, not bagged" 2x4oz deck 2x4oz bottom 1x carbon deck
7'4 Manatee - Vacuum Bagged
Original Manatee

Only different between the new and old is changing the pointed corners on the tail to round.

Friday, February 15, 2013

9.5 lb 7'4 Manatee

9.5 lbs is the final laminated weight. Today it gets hot coated. Using calculated poured hot coat weight, this step adds 2.0 lbs. Sanding may remove 0.5 lbs. Finished estimated weight = 11 lbs bare board. With pad and fins 12.5 lbs. After seeing all the guys vacuum bagging custom SUPs in Florida, I was motivated to bag all my boards, not just my wind-SUPs.

Actual Numbers
2-layer 3.6 oz S Aerialite bottom
2-layer 3.6 oz S Aerialite deck + 3.74 oz 1K full carbon coverage under the deck pad.
1.35 lb EPS - stringerless
Volume 110 liters
7'4 Manatee in the vacuum bag

Sunday, February 10, 2013

A New Shape Done

7'4 Manatee with rounded squash tail

Sunday, February 3, 2013

My Spring Project

I'm addicted to being strapless. My own take on this coming this Spring.

Friday, February 1, 2013