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New Montana 8' Funboard 
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Well I've made enough progress that I feel I can start a thread for this board. It's one of Rich's 8'ers, so no new thoughts on the design. This will be planked with western red and Alaskan yellow cedar, along with some mahagony accent strips. Bead and cove rails using the strip and feather technique. Fin set up will be a standard fin box in the center with FCS side bites. This will give me some flexibilty to play around with single or multi-fin setups.

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I got enough wood for a couple of boards. Had some marine ply left over from a boat project, so I was set for the fish bones.

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Went ahead and did the fancy rocker table. Building jigs and stuff is half the fun. Just got the bottom planks layed out and glued. Unfortunately I'm heading out of town for a week, so I won't be able to attach the frame until next week!

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More to come!

Cheers! -Tony


Sun Jul 12, 2009 8:03 pm
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Off to a good start there :) I like the grain pattern towards the centre of the deck, very nice.


Mon Jul 13, 2009 10:11 am
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Alright, surfs up in Montana. Is this board for river surfing?? Yah got some sweet looking wood there.

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Yeah, we're a bit lean on the breakers here in Montana. We will be doing some traveling for sure to the west coast and Costa Rica! We do have a few river waves when the conditions are right. Here's a link to one of the more popular play spots on the Yellowstone River. Dodging kayaks might be worse than dodging SUPs!

http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php?t=123892

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As for the wood, we have a great cedar dealer here. I can go pick through the stacks and grab anything that looks good! It also helps to have a friend with a big band saw for resawing the planks.

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That looks pretty fun. Good cedar is hard to find around here, so consider yourself lucky. I'm looking forward to following your build.

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Me too :wink:


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nice work so far

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Hi Telefish,
Welcome to the group. The board you are building looks good.
I checked out some clips the other day showing guys surfing the rapids- really cool it's like a continuous wave machine. I can see it now- like Endless Summer all over again - guys making expeditions looking for the perfect rapid wave. I guess the wave changes daily though, based on different water levels.
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Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:43 am
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Back at it this evening. Got the rocker table dialed in for the board, then dove into attaching the frames to the bottom pannel. I'm using thickened epoxy for this. I like its gap filling qualities and you can make a nice fillet at the seams while the goop is still green. Lots of shims on the underside to get the concaves in place. Had a bugger of a time getting the bottom pannel to follow the nose profile. Nothing new that others have not experienced. I'll probably just live with a little less curve in the last 4 inches. Here she is on the rocker table waiting for the epoxy to cure.

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Got the photos added to the previous post. Checked this morning and the epoxy is nice and hard. I'll pull the clamps off tonight and see how she holds together.

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