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This is a long term project....I'll post up photos as I go...........I do not see dollar signs when I do a project like this.....it's a labor of love.


 


 

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This is a long term project....I'll post up photos as I go...........I do not see dollar signs when I do a project like this.....it's a labor of love.


 


 



the skinny guy is ChrisP...


 

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.....A few years ago ChrisP gave Stingray a very cool 80's quad...the board needed some work.....


This year ChrisP gave Stingray a very cool 70's twin...the board needs some work....this thread is all about Swaylock's Stoke...Sharing the Stoke! We're going to fix up this board and loan it out .....go ride it....the 80's quad is up in San Fran right now.....it's all about riding boards..sharing rides...getting stoked!!!!!!


 

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Some people say I'm wasting my time,,,that's Ok........I'm going to post up some "before" photos and then make comments as I go through the repair / restoration process................


 

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Working on old boards is a good thing.............


 

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Vee bottom, wings, swallow tail...........


 

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...Shaper?.....

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Vee Bottom...


 

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Sliding Tee Bevel and home made blocks......


 


 

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stingray wrote:



stingray wrote:


This is a long term project....I'll post up photos as I go...........I do not see dollar signs when I do a project like this.....it's a labor of love.


 


 



the skinny guy is ChrisP...


 



 


Hi Ray , the second photo ...


 


....got me thinking [ which can be DANGEROUS ! :) ]


 zray.jpg


A combination of the two boards ?


[ by the way ...are they channels , where the yellow spray is , on the quad ? ]


 


  a "winged swallow quad " ,


 


 .... with a back F.U.   fin box , for the single fin option , too...


 


  that would be an updated version of the Crozier kneelo that I had , back in ? 1976/77 ?  [which I stood up on , don't worry ...]


 


these are only my thoughts , for a board for me in the future , perhaps ?


 


 Something like that could be a fun summer small wave board , if I made it the 'right' dimensions for me


 


back to you , though ...


 


I reckon this board will be great , and come up a treat , looking at how good the quad looks [do you have 'before' shots of the quad , by any chance ?  ]


 


  cheers !


 


  ben

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make swaylocks interesting ... post some photos

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these are the threads that make swaylocks [good] !


 


  I eagerly await the photos of the process , Ray , thanks very much


 


  what are the dimensions of that , and do you know anything of the history of the board ?


 


  also , the wood fins with the yellow pigment / tint in the foil look interesting ...


 


  cheers


 


  ben

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Buz Gaver.  What a great name.  

Crisp.  Can we nag cj a bit about making those blanks?  I've got lots of resin if you want to do some boards.  Mike

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I talked to him a couple weeks ago on the phone and mentioned it...

I'll shoot him an email...

Funny, I had a dream last night that we were all back at Plaskett.

Rooster, me, Ray, Ian, Jeff and everybody all hangin' out on the cobblestones.

Only, in my dream it was big. What Ian would call bigger than "still fun waves".

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hi Mike , hi Chris !


 


 ...are you guys going to make some twin fins , by any chance  ?


 


  cheers !


 


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Probably not a twinnie, Ben.  Quad or maybe a 5 fin? 

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yeehaa


 


 .... how big , Mike ?


 


  and , will you be using fin boxes ,  or plug , system[s] ?


 


  cheers !


 


  ben

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Mine will be be a 5 finner Probox...

Did you ever get your XPS Mike?

If you want to have that guy Leon (I think pick 'em up, I'll pitch in on $$$)

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Oh, and to keep in on topic,...

I was feeling up that '80s quad yesterday. You did a fantastic job Ray!

Can't wait to see how this one comes out... Still think you should scrap those fins and put in some boxes tho =)

Kidding only, I agree, the original fins should stay on it.

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I'll be watching S-Ray.  Cool!

Just picked up an old HPSB (Impact), in west KY, from a colleague who found it in his Father-in-Law's FL garage while visiting. I gave him 2 cases of IPA for it -- was going to give him the beer anyway.  Trying to decide how to go about repairing it -- tempted to remove the spearpoint nose since it's damaged anyway.

Look forward to following your project.  The hair dryer was for wax removal?

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The quad was pretty rough Ben, I don't think I have pics of it "before", maybe Ray does...

Those are channels where the yellow is.

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ill be looking forward to see this project come along

good luck Ray

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The hair dryer is for wax removal. The deck on this board is a "non-slip" ha,ha. Looks like one layer of 6 oz cloth laminated on top of the gloss coat for traction. My best friend had the same thing on one of his boards back in the day. Chris has the 80's quad right now (San Francisco). I have another 80's quad out in the shed somewhere if anyone wants to ride it (San Diego). The plan is to go crazy with a 5" random orbital sander to get rid of all the old repairs and prep all the new dings. I'm going to do the fins last. Just want to get the board water tight......


 


Rooster....I voted No New Taxes...I lost!


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That's ok Sting.  Brownie can use it to build the high speed rail from Bakersfield to Modesto.  You don't REALLY believe it was for the kids do you?  Lookin forward to the restore, too. Mike

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That's ok Sting.  Brownie can use it to build the high speed rail from Bakersfield to Modesto.  You don't REALLY believe it was for the kids do you?  Lookin forward to the restore, too. Mike



Moon Beam Bullet Nose Board !!!!!! No taxes required,,,


Stingray will foot the bill...where's McDing when I need him???? We're going to stay on budget...,,,,,,,,Low budget!!!


 


 


 

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I did lam resin and filler for the nose and tail....Took more than one pour for the tail......I use Home Depot 1.5 inch tape for this step......


 

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Still can't figure out how to subscribe to a thread without posting in it so I'll just post here to say I'm looking forward to this one. I sold the old electric duck twinfin I had - which also had the textured glass deck - but I have an old Al Merrick quad that could use some work.

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oh heck yah

is there anything you need that you would want to trade for the glass

ive got alot of surfing stuff, fishing stuff, yellow fin tuna that i got last week, and rock fish from this week

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A cheap rasp file works well to shape out the filler......you gotta time it as the resin is curing,,,,


too soft cloggs the file......too hard more work.....


 

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What are you using for filler?

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BgSurfer wrote:


What are you using for filler?



Most surf shops sell a magic white powder to be used in ding repair. The Big Swell filler came from SurfRide in Oceanside, Ca. $3.95. The BlockSurf Q-Cell came from Mitch's in Solona Beach, Ca. $6.00....plus about 8% California sales tax....


any Swaylocker worth his salt is going to try to figure out how to buy this stuff in bulk......


 

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