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cowwboy

2Nd Surf Board Build

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cowwboy

Figured I'd post some of my current progress on my second board.

This one is going much faster but not as rushed at building it as I'm fighting decent enough weather for the resin to set.

Here is the shape roughed out and the convex and concave shaped in.

It has a convex right at the front after the nose rocker then goes into a concave and out flat with very little tail rocker.

I'm hoping for this to be a faster easier to ride beginner / fat boy board.

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Hand routed futures fin boxes.

It's much easier then you'd think.

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I made the board a little to thin. So i'll have to reinforce that area as you can see through some of it.

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Gotta be real careful around these dang things. I tossed a jacket out of the boat when checking out my battery project and it hit the board breaking off a ear.

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Put a thin layer of resin in the box cut outs so the resin doesn't bleed through when I install the fin boxes.

Also a little resin and tape should fix the poor broken ear.

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cowwboy

Here are some pictures of my first build.

Started with two 1.5in insulation foam glued together with gorilla glue and a wood stringer.

Not my best work.

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The gf laughing at me making it snow when it's 100+ outside.

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Rough shape on top of my lf custom 4'10

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Before glass with the fin boxes installed.

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Ready to be glassed.

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Bottom done

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After it's first lake test bout to go out for the last trip of the year.

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Bobby Light

Nice work man, impressed. What kind of resin to you like to use, poly or epoxy? What weight cloth are you using?

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cowwboy

Epoxy and 6oz Eglass.

I used west system epoxy this time but may change next time.

Been looking at resin research and us composites.

The surf world is so nice when it comes to the big guys helping a garage wanna be out.

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nyryan2001

Cowboy- if you like to surf, we oughta meet up in the spring...I boat at Lawtonka, lots of wakeboarders here...as surfing is just starting to catch on. I am big into surfing, have a huge surf setup.

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cowwboy

Wow didn't even know about that lake. I ride Arcadia a lot and spend the holidays at eufaula or Texoma.

There are a few buddies that are big into surfing in Edmond.

We will need to meet up this summer. Or brave it and run on sooner lake( has two coal units on it) so it stays warmer year round.

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srintx

Cowboy, Awesome work. Great skills-

Have you surfed any of them yet? How do they ride?

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cowwboy

My first board had a lot of grip fairly fast but I quickly figured out my imperfections.

Like the right side is slightly thicker then the left and the left is a little more rounded then the right.

It's suprising how much more you notice when your standing on it.

But I am very very pleased with my creations.

It's suprising how easy it really is to build one.

Now building one to look as pretty as a manufactured board is a bit different.

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martinarcher

My first board had a lot of grip fairly fast but I quickly figured out my imperfections.

Like the right side is slightly thicker then the left and the left is a little more rounded then the right.

It's suprising how much more you notice when your standing on it.

But I am very very pleased with my creations.

It's suprising how easy it really is to build one.

Now building one to look as pretty as a manufactured board is a bit different.

I can only imagine.

Awesome work. I love seeing projects like this. Thumbup.gif It's gotta be pretty cool surfing a board you made by hand. Rockon.gif

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Michigan boarder

Yeah, I gotta say this is the coolest thing I've seen in a long time, seriously. Nice work man.

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cowwboy

If the weather is nice I hope to glass it this weekend.

Maybe I can talk a buddy into coming and taking pics as I do it so it helps explain some stuff.

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srintx

My first board had a lot of grip fairly fast but I quickly figured out my imperfections.

Like the right side is slightly thicker then the left and the left is a little more rounded then the right.

It's suprising how much more you notice when your standing on it.

But I am very very pleased with my creations.

It's suprising how easy it really is to build one.

Now building one to look as pretty as a manufactured board is a bit different.

Really great work! I second the words of everyone else Biggrin.gif

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MARiley

thought about getting real foam blanks? not trying to sound snotty, just curious.

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New2Texas

Wow! Awesome! :rockon:

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cowwboy

I will run blanks after this but for my first test $20 in home depot foam that will most likely build 3 boards was better then paying $100 for one blank.

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MARiley

cool. i wonder how big of a board you'd need to hang 10 or do super low cheater 5s. generally in the ocean, you need somethgin around 9-10', but i'm sure it might be different here.

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cowwboy

I think it'd be fun to build a 10' board and try it behind a boat.

How do the longer boards ride?

The longest I've rode was 6' but has a lot of tail and nose rocker so it is kind of slow.

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MARiley

I think it'd be fun to build a 10' board and try it behind a boat.

How do the longer boards ride?

The longest I've rode was 6' but has a lot of tail and nose rocker so it is kind of slow.

a 10' wouldn't be necessary, most people get along just fine with a 9'6" in the ocean and i think an 8'6" should suffice behind a boat. the rocker on noseriders is very mellow, and the rails are almost always 50/50, or damned close. nr's are also generally glassed heavier, and the nose is scooped out underneath. the single-fin is big and meaty.

surf shops are probably pretty hard to come-by in your neck of the woods, but i'd do some internet sleuthing and try and get some dimensions and specs.

here are some classic and new noserider shapes:

basic, classic, and hard to beat

http://www.bingsurf.com/surfboards_noserider

new and proven designs

http://www2.swaylocks.com/node/1017311

http://trimsurfboards.blogspot.com/2008/04/bing_5450.html

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cowwboy

Ya, good ole oklahoma isn't known for our surf industry.

This dang weather is kind of killing me right now. I can't glass since I haven't gotten a decent day when I'm off.

It's guarneteed to be nice and in the 60's when I work and my days off are always cold or I have something else that takes priority.

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cowwboy

Little bit of progress.

I glassed the bottom and top.

Stereo has kind of taken the priority so the board is going slowly.

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cowwboy

Got the hot coat on both sides and sanded down one side.

Had a dang moth fly into the hot coat after I turned the fans on and turned off the lights. Ugh!

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Now hopefully the boats new vinyl will be done in time for me to test it out this weekend.

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cowwboy

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The size difference between my first and second board.

I'm hoping this will be a nice cruiser that is hard to pearl and faster.

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cowwboy

Well I gave it to much toe in on the fins and it is definitely a board for big guys.

My GF tried it but wasn't fond of how big it was to handle.

Will try tomorrow with a buddy who's bigger then me.

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cowwboy

Dang, buddy got to rough and broke it today.

Guess 1//2 in thick and one layer on top two on botom and a 220lb guy trying to jump didn't end very well.

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dlb

Oops....

Are you going to try another?

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