Thursday, July 31, 2014

6' Mini Simmons(esque) done

Finally got the hybrid (wood over EPS) board done, and it's ready to ride. It ended up 6' x 24.5" x 3.25. Unusual all around, way to much volume for most people, but it was put together for the mushy waves we get here on high tide and where nothing else works (besides a real long board)...super long boards don't fit into my car so I though I'd give this a go. It was fun experimenting with the shape, new materials and the resin tint over the paulownia plywood. The bottom is flat, so it won't have the hydrodynamic lift of a concaved hull, but there is plenty of surface area to help it get up on plane. I'll give it a go tomorrow, and report back how it went.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Summer Update

It's been a while since I opened up the old blog....when summer arrives life gets moving pretty quick. I've been out in the water pretty well every day for last six weeks, with a few days off here and there, but basically going at it every day...had a few multiple session days before and after work and must say...it's bloody wonderful. Nothing finer than this, lots of different waves rolling through and beautiful conditions...already in the spring suit as well. Wish it were like this all year.

I've finally almost got the EPS core paulownia mini simmons ready for glassing. The weather's nice and warm now, so it should cure up nicely.
Tomorrow the swell is jumping up to 2 meters again...will update again when we hit the summer flat spells.