After two plus years of getting my head and heart around not being able to paddle / swim or do much with my left shoulder in an unrepairable state, I have decided to try some fins and a bit of Greenough inspiration to enter the water in a new way. All those years of rugby and motor bike racing finally caught up with me. Well it was fun and I will see what is possible now.
5' 4" x 24" x 2 1/4" Marko Foam EPS cut by Fitzy / Elite Cutting here on the Gold Coast
Concave deck to fit me in and suround myself with a little foam.
It came out a lot like the AKU 3D render after I did a fair bit of hand shaping of the bottom edge.
Looking forward to Mo glassing it and having some fun.
It is always good when all the parts of a project come
together and the customer gets a board that they have put a lot of
thought into. It is very satisfying to be apart of the process and have a happy passionate customer. It makes it all worth while.
Allways good to have a happy customer and Taki wanted
something special and was prepared to wait for these custom fins by
master craftsman John Devereux. The glass job and board build by Peter
"Mo" Moschogianis as always a piece of art. Custom 5ft 10" x 22" Hydro V
I spent Tuesday afternoon in the garage with Dana from Wood Surf Co bagging this 5ft 3" fish and sharing my building method with him. He was pretty pleased at how simple and easy it was compared to framed building. I think he is converted. It just makes sense when you see it happen.
So lucky to have just spent the last week on Lord Howe
Island some 600km off the coast of Australia.About 10km long and 2km
wide with a protective reef and lagoon on the western side and sand
beaches between rocky headlands on the east. Mt Gower to the south
stands at 875m tall with Ball’s Pyramid about 23km to the south standing
550m tall out of the ocean. Lord Howe is home to the most southerly
coral and is just such a magic place.
400 locals and only 400 tourists allowed at any one time.It
is part of NSW but geographically looks a lot more like some part of New
Zealand to me.Anyway we had such a relaxing time and another memorable
trip to this little known slice of paradise.
I just spent 2 days riding this Harley Breakout as a present from good mate Paul for last years 60th birthday. I haven't been on a bike for a while now, but it all comes back pretty quick and needed to to handle this machine. 1700cc of grunt and weighing in at 330kg it is a beast of a bike with power to burn.
A friend wanted a body board for his wife's birthday. The blank was glued up from some EPS I had and added the 5mm around the sides. Here I have added a piece of fibreglass fly wire mesh to add some strength under the 3mm top skin. It will cradle the timber if it takes a hit. I have found it adds a lot of strenght with little added weight. It is light strong and not expensive.
Top and bottom on and in the bag for 2 hours as the glue cures
Once out of the bag and cleaned up the edges, it is time to add the nose and tail blocks.
5mm rail bands are added
All shaped and sanded up with the logo stamped on ready for a couple of coats of varnish.
All finished and Jackie wiped up a great little board cover as well.