Board #2 and a Question

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Background:  Here she is.  Here’s my “2nd board”!  I say “2nd” because it’s a reshape/reglass of my 2nd board, which made it through fall/winter but delammed a bit and seemed a bit too floaty, too. (If you look at the photos carefully you can see the discoloration on the deck…that’s due to filling in some some chunks caused by deglassing the first iteration.)  Now, after the removal of a bit of foam and some work on the rails she’s 5’10 or thereabouts, 21" or thereabouts, and 2.5" or thereabouts… I say thereabouts because I tend to shape by sight and only use sandpaper to shape at this stage…though I do have a planer, lights, surform, calipers, etc. on my wedding registry at Sears;)  The rails are relatively soft (hully-like) and the board is loose.  Took her out on her re-maiden voyage this morning in some junk crap surf so it’s hard to tell just how nice she will go…but thus far I really like how the new her feels.


Question:  One “issue” with this board is that despite the 3x4oz top she still seems a bit soft.  Is it possible to know if this is because of overshaping versus soft foam.  Even the first version of her felt soft…hence the subsequent compression dents, delam, etc.  I thought that if I reglassed her stronger she’d be relatively impervious to my heel, knee, and hand advances, but I’m not sure she can resist. I think, unfortunately, she will again be crushed.  Advice?

As always, thanks for the knowledge Sways folks.











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Um, just learning how to upload photos.

What kind of resin are you working with? I have had issues of softness with RR epoxy, due to my own mixing errors and have experienced some softness with UV resin. The later seems to harden up after some time.

I’ve been using UV cure polyester surfboard resin (Composite Resource) for the lam coat and regular polyester resin (kicked with MEKP) for the hot coats. 



Sounds like your blank if you have tripple 4oz it should be a rock. either you took to much off the top or its a crush blank.

is the color in the lam layer?

if so,,,, you said you used UV cat for the lam,,,,Yes you did!!!!

It probly didnt cure undernieath against the foam

if not the case then also the foam is just tired

Thanks for the responses.  Is there something to look for when buying blanks that will let you know whether or not a blank might be softer/more likely to be damaged than others?