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That's a lovely chequered tail! Best of luck getting ready for Portugal. Don't rush it though :)

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Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:14 pm
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Wowsa mate, that looks properly sweet. Nice job on the tail there, loving the checkeredf effect (a bit like my present project's stringer). Excellent job.

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Last weekend I finally started the next step of the process, glassing the surfboard. I only did the laminating coat and the hotcoat (first fill coat) on both the top and the bottom. Hopefully I can do the sanding next weekend. But first a couple of pictures of the work I did last weekend. I used 4 oz. cloth on both the top as the bottom and made it lap around the rail.

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This is the board after the laminating coat.

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And some pictures when the hotcoat is on it.

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The lapline on the bottom is still visible, I hope after the sanding that it will disappear a bit. Then after doing the glosscoat the finish will be better. Like I said next weekend I hope to do the sanding and maybe fixing the fins on it. Then making the leash loop when I get back from our surf trip, and do some final sanding before applying the glosscoat. So still some work to be done but close to finishing it and hopefully give it a test ride not to far from now.

Okay, take care and keep on building, Yerko.


Tue Feb 24, 2009 3:21 pm
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Thats looking superb Yerko!
Some of the nicest grain ive seen so far.
Top work...

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The surf trip to Portugal was great, we had swell the whole week and not a cloud in the sky. Even though I have seen the shape of the waves better over there, I got some really nice sessions. I mainly surfed a homemade foam board, EPS and epoxy, BEAR fat arsed wombat kind of shape. I hadn’t surfed it in good waves yet and it went great, a really fun board to ride.

Since my last post I fixed on the fins, made the leash loop and finally this week I managed to do the gloss coat of the board. The gloss coat came out reasonably well, there are a couple of minor cosmetic faults, some dips etc. All I now have to do is the final sanding / polishing / waxing. But is all that really necessary? I mean if you want a board with a gloss look why go trough all the trouble of sanding etc. The few cosmetic errors will probably be gone, but do you get the same gloss look back? I know that aerodynamic wise it would be best to sand it to 600 grit or something, so I made a little test piece of wood and will sand that tomorrow and see what the results are (visual I mean).
Feel free to drop your opinion on how to finish a board and that way help me make up my mind about what to do with my board.

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I was inspired by Coffeejedi’s way to name his board and kind of did the same on mine. I hope you are not offended Coffeejedi, I just liked the way to give the board an even more personal touch.

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Beautiful work Yerko, Your glass job is exceptional. I 've got the bug - next board will be a fish for me too.
Ray

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Sat Apr 11, 2009 5:54 pm
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Nice work Yerko.
Did you manage to find the cork?
I did send a PM but not sure if you recieved it.

I'll soon start my fish too.

All the best
Silvério


Sat Apr 11, 2009 7:39 pm
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That board turned out sweet. You have good reason to be proud of that one.

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Ooooh! looking good. Awesome shape and sweet finish. Ride it!!


Sun Apr 12, 2009 10:39 am
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Sweet looking board.

Makes me all the more eager to start building one. Just have to finish the shed first!

BTW did you strip off specially for the last shot? :D


Mon Apr 13, 2009 8:30 am
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