So i finally got my board in the water and i'm blown away!!!
Took most of the advice offered here and on sway locks and from Kevin Slater,
''Put the fins in the std position ie, measuring from the tail >>>rear of rear fin = 80>100mm, and to rear of side fins = 280mm . Make sure your side fins are only toed in 5mm from the back of the fin to the front of the fin measured @ right angle to the center line. ( Most std surfboards are at 7>8 mm )
so basically a tiny bit forward than normal and a little less toe in..
and man the board rocks!!!
the extra rocker didn't really adversly affect her.
she turns on a dime but with plenty of bite. very very stable when putting weight on the front foot - maybe casue of the narrow tail but quite wide middle? so she's got this awesome combination of being very loose when on the back foor and very stable on the front foot.
The feeling of hollow wood is just so alive and vibey!!!
and the flex is spot on.
wasnt much in the way of waves but the few i caught - she seemed to just lock in.
so --- needs more testing - but I'm super stocked!!!
thanks again for the advice...