Good Morning everyone,
I took your suggestions from the first board on board.
Big changes: Used a masonite template which honestly was much easier than cardboard, cost 9.99 and just worked beautifully. So thanks for that. Worked much harder to level the blank at all points and focused on symmetry with the shapers square remeasuring about 300% more. The foil turned out great and the rails feel good in my hand
New questions have emerged:
1) The nose portion of the rail- Am I supposed to just continue my rail bands up to the nose and just join it all up with a dowel? Is the rail marking suppose to gradually move upwards so to preserve volume in the nose or do I want to essentially keep the 50% of the entire nose for volume and the other 50% goes for the rail as it is in the rest of the board.
2) Tail portion of the rail- I had read that you want to preserve your tail volume as much as possible so basically I faded the tail rail out to flat at 12 inches from the tail. Is this correct. I think it looks sick!
3)Fin boxes- I have tried to find any consistent advice on how to do a twin fin setup but the links are all dead. Seems like I basically want something between 11 and 16 inches up from the tail to the back of the fin box? Any guidelines for how you decide where you personally are gonna put your fins other than "it just seemed right"?
4) Please criticize the shape as it is right now. Still has lots of room to smooth the rails (has only sheen a bit of 60 grit so far)