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 Post subject: Slowly getting my first board done
PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:16 am 
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Hey everyone

I have been working on my first board. It's 160 x 48, 3 layers of 1/8 inch Okoume marine plywood, and I don't have a precise scale to weight it on but feels like it weighs as much if not more than my Spleene rip 134 already. I was originally planning on doing 3 layers of 3.6 oz e glass top and bottom. I am wondering if I might be able to do 2 layers instead to save some weight. I tried to put about 3 cm of rocker in it when I glued the layers together but i clamped the middle down to hard so all the rocker is in the tips. The top piece is off center towards the heel side a bit and to pads, I got a sert of liquid force comps for a decent price, are slightly offset as well.

Let me know what you think.


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 Post subject: Re: Slowly getting my first board done
PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:52 am 
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Looking good. :thumb:


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 Post subject: Re: Slowly getting my first board done
PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:51 pm 
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Nice!!

From what I've been reading and talking with others, 2 layers of 6oz might be enough. You can always add a third layer later, if you feel that 2 are not enough.


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 Post subject: Re: Slowly getting my first board done
PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:21 pm 
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really happy to see u making your own creation : the size should work great for lite wind it looks like a large session board that is a great choice i hope u epoxyed it together and did not use glue glue does not hold as well but if u did it still will work fine if u epoxy the final coat as for the fins put them 2 inches inward and 5 inches from the tip and tail of the board and that is from the end of board to the center of the fin a slight problem i see is making the center flat and rocking the ends up that will cause it to push a lot of water when u are going forward most boards like that have concave in the bottom a better idea is to clamp only 2 inches of the center and allow the rest to assume the flow of the rise also when using wood less fiberglass is needed if u want to cut back dont put any on thr bottom good luck hope it rips


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 Post subject: Re: Slowly getting my first board done
PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:49 pm 
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I don't even use glass.
Just 4 layers of 1/8 wood
For tweaking the flex the 2 layers in between are narrower and shorter
The bigger one just longer than then foot strap screws and about 10 inch wide
The smaller on on top: aboutb7 inch shorter and 3.5 inch wide
The deck covers up the internal layers


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