Tuesday, August 27, 2013

6ft 6" x 23" x 2 1/2" Hydro Simmons

 This board will be a demo and at 55lt it will suit a lot of guys. First up will be Dave Jackson at 6ft 7" and 130kg. He wants a wooden version about this size.
 VH grade stringerless EPS

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Demo boards

If you would like to demo a wooden board or simmons I have a number on hand.
 Let me know what you are after. 
Contact me on : (07) 5539 5969  or   0434 797 596  or grantnewby@bigpond.com

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Simo SUP #2

 8ft x 28" x 3 3/4" full length concave that starts narrow through the double hull entry and flairs to full width in the middle. Then it tapers out between the fins , but has a chine that flows off each side through the fins. This is a blow up of the recent Hydro Simmons I have built in wood and in foam and glass.

 Flat out through the middle , but a chine down each side through the fins.
 Looking forward to this one hitting the water

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Thursday, August 8, 2013

The Simo SUP

Brian with the freshly cut EPS blank. 7ft x 30" x 3 3/4" 100lt.

Looks like fun.
 This is where the inspiration comes from for the Simmons SUP

Saturday, August 3, 2013

The resined simmons

 New Rasta quads for this one
 The 4ft 4" s 22" and the new 5ft x 22 1/2" simmons
 The split tail loosens it up and works well with the quads.
 Full length concave that blends to full width in the middle and tapers out through the fins with a rolled off chine on the outside of the fins in the tail as well.
 These are Scarafini keel fins
Both boards are finished in a resin coating with no cloth and have come out great. A lot less weight is added  than if it was glassed normally. The resin soaks into the wood and seals it and toughens it a little and then you can wax the board. It is tougher than raw wood with lanolin but not as tough as if it were glassed.

The 7ft 6" tri plane hull

 This is my first go at shaping a tri plane hull and I am very please with the outcome
 It is quite fine and has quite pinched rails all round
 The Greenough 4a fin should do the trick
It has only a very slight rocker and a rolled bottom that blends into a more pronounced V through the tail and the fin. It also has a flat planing surface most of the way that create the tri plane contours and it should by rights sit and plane on that surface.

The Body Board

 Just finished this body board for myself to have a little fun on.
 EPS core and 4mm of Paulownia on the deck and 3 on the bottom
 It has been finished in lanolin so the only resin is holding the lease plug in.
It has a rolled entry at the nose to a flat through the middle and 2 concaves out through the tail. The rails are like my simmons in the nose and blend to 60 / 40 angled like on a body board.