Just wondering if anyone has used Clark's 6'0"R. I've used the 6'2"C and was thinking about the 6'0"R for my next board. I'm worried about it not having enough float for me. Any opinions?
i've used it a few times now with good results. i can just barely net a 2 3/8" board from it. i like its relaxed rocker profile. go for it. kirk
i've used this blank and with care i can get 2 1/2" of thickness. i ordered +1/2" nose rocker last 6" and +1/4" tail last 6". good blank, next time i'll keep the natural tail rocker and add the kick myself. i was surprised how well this board floated.
Kirk, Bruce, What type of board did you shape? Fish? Standard shape? I was worried about the blank not being able to float me, but it sounds like it shouldn't be a problem.
>>> Kirk, Bruce,>>> What type of board did you shape? Fish? Standard shape? I was worried > about the blank not being able to float me, but it sounds like it > shouldn't be a problem. shaped a modern type fish shortboard, 20" wide. there's a pic in the shortboard section...sorry it's such a crap photo. really easy blank to shape. i shaped a 6'2"C and found it kinda thick and unrefined. just a spoiled scrubber....lol.....
Right on Bruce! Your fish looks fun. I don't have access to an electric planer so I'm looking for a blank that's really close tolerance. It looks like I'll be hand scrubbing till I can get to the power stuff.
>>> Right on Bruce! Your fish looks fun. I don't have access to an electric > planer so I'm looking for a blank that's really close tolerance. It looks > like I'll be hand scrubbing till I can get to the power stuff. then def. use the 6'0"R. that board was shaped mostly with a stanley block plane/hans tools. just made a new version of that template w/ a little less curve thru the tail/swallow area(wider tail) and a little more pulled in nose.
I built a SUPERCHARGED FISH in the 5'-9" range using this blank, with the dimensions of : 16"n x 19-3/4" wide x 16" tail x 2-3/8" it floated okay ,but I'M USE TO MORE VOLUME!!!So I ended up selling it to a friend of mine (for his kid).It did ride nice even if it did paddle underwater.Herb.