For the bens squared, jarrod, dan, drew and all the rest.
After working ourselves (my brother and I) into exhaustion these past two weekends in between rainstorms we finally notched another three out of the way. three more to go a canoe a SUP or two and we’ll claim our backyard patio again from the foam epidemic nightmare… Ahh retirement to just surfing is but a handful of blanks away…
Aside from the thre board CMP is putting fin boxes in for us we also cleaned out these three projects and started two more.
A clark foam Alexander shaped 6’10" Gemini (also razzed as the “Devil Board” by my harrassing brother) acquired pre-blank monday from CMP (Thanks CMP!).
Silver texalium+4oz S on the deck
Blue texalium bottom which had to be bagged on cause it was so stiff. The blue is alot different that the silver we used on the deck.It still needs a filler coat… The unusual pits are from bagging the glass on.
A hi-tech looking board with texalium skins needs matching fins so why not slap on ~$200 worth of FCS fins… Wonder how this setup is ging to work? Only used futures 3/2 's on my other Gem.
Our main focus has been to finish this 10 footer from a custom 10’3Y 1lb EPS blank with 1/2" redwood stringer from CMP… “Thanks again CMP!”
A happy niece and her slave driving and respectably good amateur shaper dad. Not bad if you realize he’s standing in our wonderful “shaping room”.
Pink seems to be the chosen color for young nieces. A big 12" single for dad-daughter tandeming and possible SUP activity.
New family logo
6’2" Bamboo skinned horizontal stringer lowes EPS with 1.5" corecel rails
1.75 inches thick by 23.5" wide and 6’2" tall Bert burger inspired quad fish for a 50 yrs old 195lber (we hope)
Hand made corcel foam core fins with rice paper lam skins, front single foil with a slight inside curve, backs double foiled both are hand foiled thicker than usual.
And the little humuhumunukunukuapuaa shall lead the way.
I saw a sandpiper this morning playing in the shorebreak at dawn could’ve watched the little guy all day it was that amazing. Watching him follow the suck back and run out of the way as the shore pound tried to slam it. Kind of like watching high performance speed surfing in my opinion. Nature is so full of surprises. Didn’t even surf it was so bad we went home and exhausted ourselves trying to finish these boards.
be nice to just worry about only surfing on the weekends for once…
I’m bushed…gonna be sore tomorrow.