I’ve finally finished shaping the board referenced in this thread.
Outline kinda looks like the Dartfish posted by NuclearFishin a few days ago.
Here is thte rocker.
The rails were really hard for me this time. Much worse than the last board, I feel like I’m going backwards.
But I managed to struggle through and get them to a reasonable point.
The glue lines presented a problem. As you might guess, even with a sanding block the foam on either side of the line wanted to show a depression. The bottom had super slight channels running the length of the board til spent more time getting it right.
Here is a picture of the glue lines. In the light of the flash I can still see a slight shadow on the 2nd line nearest to the wall.
Now for my problem.
I thought the glue would add enough rigidity to make a stringer not necessary. The board flexes somewhat more than I am comfortable with.
What are my options?
I thought about adding a stringer now but don’t want to destroy the rails with clamps.
I thought about using a router and cutting a 1/4" x 1/4" ditch the length of the board and filling it with wood? Fin rope?
Don’t know how that will turn out or will it even help?
My other option is to just glass it and see what happens?
Would a different glass schedule help?
3 layers of 4 oz. on the deck instead of 2 layers of 6 oz.?
2 layers of 4 oz on the bottom instead of 1/6oz.?
Right now I have very little money in materials tied up. Maybe 5$ inglue.
So the end result is only important to me emotionally.
Edited because I just realized the shadow on the gluelines it on the deck. The bottom looks good.