Friday, June 29, 2018

OOphs watch out for the Bloodwood.

We finally had a little break from the summer flatness.  Nice little knee to waist high nuggets for the past 3 days.  Fun stuff and the water cooled down.

My project took an unexpected detour today.  I glassed the fins in yesterday.  That went alright.  Today I was cleaning them up for some more glass.  That's when I noticed the polyester resin didn't bond with the fins.  I pulled at it and the glass didn't stick good.

The fins are Bloodwood and something else.  It's a bummer that I didn't expect.  My next step is to carefully cut these off.  I've been working with polyester resins for a long time.  This is a first time anything like this has happen.

Lesson learned on this post.  Stay positive and get in the water.  Thanks for your support.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

6'8" WL Superfish gets laminated.

It's been usually dry for the past few days.  That's better for glassing.  I want to give a shout out to the good people at  Fiberglass Supply .  They have been providing me with fiberglass for many years.  Good prices and fast delivery.

When I glass a board I always do the bottom first.  I also wrap the rails for additional strength.  The S2 fiberglass is a little more difficult to work with than the regular E glass.  I like the S2 because it's much stronger.

Glassing is a lot of fun for me.  I like to wrap it tight and remove excess resin to keep it light.  Once the bottom is done.  I sand the laps and glass the top.

That get wrapped too.  I used Suncure laminating resin for this board.  It's really nice to work with and sets up fast when you expose it to UV.

I'm happy with the results.  My next step is to glass on the fins.  My girlfriend Julie did a beautiful painting of me surfing.  She is super talented.

I would like to thank all the people that visit my blog.  It's amazing to me how many follow it.  There are people from all over the world.  I hope it helps them with their projects.  Thanks for your support.

Friday, June 1, 2018

6'8" WL Superfish ready for glass.

The rails are shaped and the board is sanded.  My next step is glass it. 

The board is light and feels strong.

The measurements match the copy board.

Today is the start of Hurricane Season.  My favorite time of the year.  The water is warm and the potential for some fun waves.

Thanks for your support.