Looks great John! I am glad that I could help.
Be safe, have fun. -J
Thanks WideAWAKE - Yes, he is a firefighter with Santa Barbara County where it has been a tough place to work lately. Between fires and mudslides, it has been a year for records to be broken.
Awesome. My uncle is the fire inspector for SB. He’s a paddle boarder as well. I’m sure they probably know each other.
Another.....that chip board is the plan shape. Built bottom first like a boat.....The redwood nose and vertical grain Doug fir tail are "let in" for strength....
Finally finished my long board for my son, learned a lot and am focused on correcting those mistakes going forward. However no sooner after I thought that I was done and took a photo of it to post here, a gust of wind came along while my back was turned for all of 15 seconds and the board spilled all over my porch. SMH. My wife heard the audible crashing of fiberglass against concrete and stepped out the front door briefly saw my face and just walked away before a gasket blew.
I will get better but it will surf.
"sucking at something is the first step toward being sorta good at something" Internet.
I usually have the tipping-over accident right after I finish shaping the board. Adding on a repair right before glassing comes in second place in the frustration olympics to putting the repair on right after glassing. You only need to go through it once or twice to get the message.
Your board looks good, though. I gave it a like
Hey thanks I appreciate it
Your board looks great but never underestimate Murphy's nuisance capacity...
Nice board! - CAREFULLY feather that ding out, dab a bit of styrene and throw a clear patch over it. You should be able to make it nearly invisible.
Thanks, I’ll get it patched up np. Gained a lot of confidence