Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Surfboard Number 001
I got there in the end and after a bit more You Tube it came time to get on with glassing. I glassed the bottom first using 6oz cloth, then the next day, after a bit of a tidy up I did the topside using 6oz with 3oz cloth for extra strength. When that had set, I gave it a sand to tidy things up then put on the sanding coats of resin on both sides. Once that had well set I gave things a good sand all over getting the boards surface smooth and nice and even. Then the tricky bit of getting the fins on and in the right place. After a bit of research I got them tacked into position, then went and glassed them on old style. Am not 100% sure of my fin placement, but they should be close enough and certainly aren’t going anywhere now. I never had a deck plug for the leggy so I made an old style one using rovings. So after a couple of weeks sneaking out after the kids are down, I had made my first ever surfboard... A 5’ x 17 1/2” x 1 1/2” Little Ripper! It was a great fun project, especially seeing it come along. Now it will be interesting to see how it goes!? ..........ooops oh yeah, I forgot to mention that its for my kids not me !!! haha. Regards and Happy Surfing. - Aaron Lyttle
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