Saturday, March 19, 2011
I started the build down at Mikes shed where he had all the gear to make it happen quickly and so that we could check out our ideas and construction design as they came together.
For more pics and the whole build process , I have posted it on my Wooden Surfboard Blog.
A "Pig" inspired shape with the widest and thickest part of the board 18" behind half way. So a long subtle concave and flat rocker from the nose leads to the rolled bottom at the widest point and rolled slight V out through the tail.
Everything revolves around the widest and thickest part of the board back behind 1/2 way .You step forward and with the flat rocker and nose concave it just takes off. You step back and with the rolled V through the tail it just tips into a turn so easily with the big hatchet fin.
The foam just makes it so much easier to shape the finer parts of the board and give you more glue surface where needed most.
Peter Mo pasting the blank with black tinted epoxy to seal the blank prior to the carbon fiber lay up. He is the master at these sort of boards.
I built this for those great winter swells with long walls at the Alley. From the point all the way across the banks to Lacey's