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First Build : 7,6 Magic Carpet simple on a low budget 
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I screen grabbed this fin template and resized it in paint to 4,6inch high
I want to use this for my fins a thruster setup
anything drastically wrong with this fin? I am a bit clueless when it comes to fin design stuff.


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Wed Nov 25, 2015 3:49 pm
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Brendon-

http://www.blendingcurves.com/temps/fins

32 fin templates, in different sizes, ready to print and use.

http://hrobeers.github.io/finFoil/

finFoil freeware software. Easy to use, does most everything (template, foil, taper, layers), drag and drop reference image capability, files can also be saved and exported to STL through the online app for CNC cutting or 3D printing. Take a screenshot to use as a guide if foiling by hand.

The two above can be used together: template image from BC ran into finFoil to flesh out the contours.

My 2 sets of 'storebought' thrusters are 4.5" at the base and 4.5" tall and vary a bit at the trailing edge. I have yet to use them.

I would 'splurge' on the fin boxes so you can experiment with the fin shapes or swap out any that get damaged w/o having to grind them off and redo the glassing.

Looking forward to see your results! -J


Thu Nov 26, 2015 7:34 am
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Thanks jrandy I will check it out.


Fri Nov 27, 2015 3:34 am
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I bought my epoxy and glass yesterday,
I decided to go with entropy supersay resin and 4oz glass.
1kg resin with hardener, 4oz glass, a few brushes, spatula, aerosil came to R655. about $47.

I also bought 1m of drain pipe for $2 - to cut up into clamps

My total spend is now R868 / $62

As far as I can tell the only thing left I need to buy is some wood to finish the deck, depending on what I chose looks like this build cost will be well under $100

A new minimal goes for about $300 in SA, so it looks like a HWS is much cheaper option.

It sure takes up a lot of time, but it is time well spent I reckon :D


Fri Nov 27, 2015 3:44 am
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That's what I love about a hollow - cheap to build but take forever!

For the fins I would suggest you put in a 10.5 finbox for a single then you can add plugs for side bites if you want. That way you can run a single or thruster set up. Big fan of a single and run a skip frye 9 inch flex in mine.

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Sat Nov 28, 2015 4:20 pm
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Some pics of progress, it is very time consuming project

I decided to make the fins out of the left over ply wood and use a fin connection idea I saw on another persons build, where the center fin slots onto the stringer

I decided to use light red meranti for the rails and center strip. It is cheap and easily available at the local hardware stores here. It is not as light as western red cedar but it will do fine. Western red cedar here is only available at exotic timber dealers here, and it is ridiculously expensive.. :?


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Thu Dec 31, 2015 8:21 am
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sorry all the pics post in reverse order.. :?


Thu Dec 31, 2015 8:22 am
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rails slowly being added, basically I can only do 1 rail per day, as I only have enough clamps for one side.
I bevel each rail, at different angles along its length depending on what it needs to match the rail curve.


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Thu Dec 31, 2015 8:32 am
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some more pics, my rails are mostly done now.
I have now done 11 strips per side, I only got enough clamps (and patience) to do one strip at a time, and epoxy needed 24 hours for a good cure, that means 22 days, with a few days off it has taken me over a month to do the rail strips :shock: :roll:
I took the board of the rocker, it was great to feel it for the first time, weighs 4.2kg at this stage, not sure if that is good or bad. Anyway here are some more pics, if anyone is interested.
I think I am going to name this board patience
:D


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Tue Jan 19, 2016 3:16 pm
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Looks great! What you thinking about the deck? I've always butted the deck up to the inside edge of the rails and over the top of the tail blocks. Will you feather those out and glue it on top in one piece?

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